- 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.
verb (used without object), bud·ded, bud·ding.
verb (used with object), bud·ded, bud·ding.
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Origin of bud1
OTHER WORDS FROM budbudder, nounbudless, adjectivebudlike, adjectivenon·bud·ding, adjective, noun
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH budbudder , butter
Definition for bud (2 of 3)
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Example sentences from the Web for bud
Just work the soft polymer tips into your ears, and press a button on the companion app to turn on an LED array on each bud.
I like the extra security it provides on buds with no ear hooks—if one falls out, you’re unlikely to lose it on the street.
The buds also have magnets inside, so when you don’t want to wear them, you can loop them around your neck and form a surprisingly secure loop.
They’re not truly wireless—the buds are tethered together with a cord.The Beats Flex wireless headphones offer some AirPod functionality for just $50|Stan Horaczek|October 17, 2020|Popular Science
The adjustable headset is surprisingly comfortable despite not being among the lighter models, and the ear buds deliver incredibly deep and detailed sound.Electronics and exercise gear that make excellent gifts|PopSci Commerce Team|October 8, 2020|Popular Science
The bud is inserted an inch or two above the surface of the ground or as low down as the budder can work.
Various styles of budding knives are in use, and the budder usually has decided preferences for some particular pattern.
Wake up, dear old Toddie, budder—it's Aunt Alice's birthday now.Romance of California Life|John Habberton
The tying is usually done by a boy, who should follow close behind the budder in order that the buds shall not dry out.
"Budder" took his and said, "Thank you, mother;" but what do you think dear Baby did?A Christmas Posy|Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
British Dictionary definitions for bud (1 of 2)
- a partially opened flower
- (in combination)rosebud
verb buds, budding or budded
Word Origin for bud
British Dictionary definitions for bud (2 of 2)
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Idioms and Phrases with bud
see nip in the bud.