- a small axillary or terminal protuberance on a plant, containing rudimentary foliage (leaf bud ), the rudimentary inflorescence (flower bud ), or both (mixed bud ).
- an undeveloped or rudimentary stem or branch of a plant.
Idioms about bud
Origin of bud1
OTHER WORDS FROM budbudder, nounbudless, adjectivebudlike, adjectivenon·bud·ding, adjective, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH budbudder , butter
Other definitions for bud (2 of 3)
Origin of bud2
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How to use bud in a sentence
Some patients have waited months for their olfactory senses and taste buds to return.As a food writer with covid, I worried I’d lose my sense of taste. It turned out to be much worse.|Tim Carman|November 29, 2020|Washington Post
Rock out to your workout jams without worrying about ripping the buds out of your ears, answer the phone seamlessly while you’re out grocery shopping, or easily listen to the updates on the big game while cooking dinner at home.
The tech giantsAmazon’s Echo Buds get new fitness tracking features — Say “Alexa, start my workout” with the buds in, and they’ll begin logging steps, calories, distance, pace and duration of runs.
Say “Alexa, start my workout” with the buds in, and they’ll begin logging steps, calories, distance, pace and duration of runs.Amazon’s Echo Buds get new fitness tracking features|Brian Heater|November 23, 2020|TechCrunch
I was struck by that analogy while playing “The Pathless,” an open-world puzzle game which, despite my efforts, never excited my taste buds.
Outposts budded in Berlin, Hamburg, Munich, Geneva, and various other burgs, including, yes, Amsterdam.The Life and Art of Radical Provocateur—and Commune Leader—Otto Muehl|Anthony Haden-Guest|September 22, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Behold the day, behold it is come: destruction is gone forth, the rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
And as spring passed and the summer came on, the little girl budded and opened like a rose.The Trail of the Lonesome Pine|John Fox, Jr.
This I did as the almonds pushed forth their pink, and the plane-trees budded, and the building birds sang loudly.In Accordance with the Evidence|Oliver Onions
She flung her arm about him and led him to a seat under the budded cherry tree.Patchwork|Anna Balmer Myers
Thy doom advanceth: The rod hath blossomed, pride hath budded.The Prophet Ezekiel|Arno C. Gaebelein
British Dictionary definitions for bud (1 of 2)
- a partially opened flower
- (in combination)rosebud
Word Origin for bud
British Dictionary definitions for bud (2 of 2)
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Other Idioms and Phrases with bud
see nip in the bud.