- (n.) A small protuberance on the stem or branches of a plant, containing the rudiments of future leaves, flowers, or stems; an undeveloped branch or flower.
- (n.) A small protuberance on certain low forms of animals and vegetables which develops into a new organism, either free or attached. See Hydra.
- (v. i.) To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot.
- (v. i.) To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
- (v. i.) To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin.
- (v. t.) To graft, as a plant with another or into another, by inserting a bud from the one into an opening in the bark of the other, in order to raise, upon the budded stock, fruit different from that which it would naturally bear.
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Definition of: DUB
- (n.) A blow.
- (n.) A pool or puddle.
- (v. i.) To make a noise by brisk drumbeats.
- (v. t.) To confer knighthood upon; as, the king dubbed his son Henry a knight.
- (v. t.) To invest with any dignity or new character; to entitle; to call.
- (v. t.) To clothe or invest; to ornament; to adorn.
- (v. t.) To strike, rub, or dress smooth; to dab;
- (v. t.) To dress with an adz; as, to dub a stick of timber smooth.
- (v. t.) To strike cloth with teasels to raise a nap.
- (v. t.) To rub or dress with grease, as leather in the process of cyrrying it.
- (v. t.) To prepare for fighting, as a gamecock, by trimming the hackles and cutting off the comb and wattles.