bud

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See also: Bud, BUD, buď, būd, and búð

English[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • enPR: bŭd, IPA(key): /bʌd/
  • (file)
  • Rhymes: -ʌd

Etymology 1[edit]

A marijuana bud

From Middle English budde (bud, seed pod), from Proto-Germanic *buddǭ (compare Dutch bot (bud), German Hagebutte (hip, rosehip), regional German Butzen (seed pod), Swedish dialect bodd (head)), perhaps from Proto-Indo-European *bʰew-, *bu- (to swell).

Noun[edit]

bud (countable and uncountable, plural buds)

  1. A newly sprouted leaf or blossom that has not yet unfolded.
    Synonym: budset
    After a long, cold winter, the trees finally began to produce buds.
  2. (figuratively) Something that has begun to develop.
    breast buds
  3. A small rounded body in the process of splitting from an organism, which may grow into a genetically identical new organism.
    In this slide, you can see a yeast cell forming buds.
  4. (usually uncountable, slang) Potent cannabis taken from the flowering part of the plant (the "bud"), or marijuana generally.
    Synonyms: nug, marijuana; see also Thesaurus:marijuana
    Hey bro, want to smoke some bud?
  5. A weaned calf in its first year, so called because the horns are then beginning to bud.
  6. (dated, term of endearment) A pretty young girl.
    • 1874, Lippincott's Monthly Magazine, a Popular Journal of General Literature
      My pretty bud was unfolding and I was not there to see it. She was developing so rapidly, I felt I could not be from her a day without missing some sweetness that could never come again.
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Verb[edit]

bud (third-person singular simple present buds, present participle budding, simple past and past participle budded)

  1. (intransitive) To form buds.
    The trees are finally starting to bud.
  2. (intransitive) To reproduce by splitting off buds.
    Yeast reproduces by budding.
  3. (intransitive) To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
  4. (intransitive) To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise.
  5. (transitive) To put forth as a bud.
    • 2013, Julie Brown, The Brownstone (page 263)
      What appeared the same to us really wasn't. Every day was different, if we looked closely enough. Like the topiary tree that finally budded a rose after Terrence died: []
    • 2020 September 1, Tom Lamont, “The butcher's shop that lasted 300 years (give or take)”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Once, he was put on a course of potent hormone pills, coming off them when he woke up one morning to discover he was budding breasts
  6. (transitive) To graft by inserting a bud under the bark of another tree.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Back-formation from buddy.

Noun[edit]

bud (plural buds)

  1. (informal, Canada, US) Buddy, friend.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:friend
    I like to hang out with my buds on Saturday night.
    • 2018 November 27, April Wolfe, “Anna And The Apocalypse is a Holiday-horror Cocktail of Singing, Maiming, and Clichés”, in The A.V. Club[2], archived from the original on 4 November 2019:
      Anna's best bud, John (Malcolm Cumming), harbors a secret crush on her, which is indicative of the lazier, more derivative portions of the story that simply repeat tropes rather than comment on them.
  2. (informal, chiefly Canadian) used to address a male
    • 1946, George Johnston, Skyscrapers in the Mist, page 87:
      [T]hen he shrugged his shoulders and said, with admirable philosophy: "Well, that's life, ain't it, bud?"
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Azerbaijani[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Turkic *būt.

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bud (definite accusative budu, plural budlar)

  1. (now dated) thigh
    Synonym: omba
  2. gammon
  3. rump (a cut of meat from the rump of an animal)
  4. chicken drumstick

Declension[edit]

    Declension of bud
singular plural
nominative bud
budlar
definite accusative budu
budları
dative buda
budlara
locative budda
budlarda
ablative buddan
budlardan
definite genitive budun
budların
    Possessive forms of bud
nominative
singular plural
mənim (my) budum budlarım
sənin (your) budun budların
onun (his/her/its) budu budları
bizim (our) budumuz budlarımız
sizin (your) budunuz budlarınız
onların (their) budu or budları budları
accusative
singular plural
mənim (my) budumu budlarımı
sənin (your) budunu budlarını
onun (his/her/its) budunu budlarını
bizim (our) budumuzu budlarımızı
sizin (your) budunuzu budlarınızı
onların (their) budunu or budlarını budlarını
dative
singular plural
mənim (my) buduma budlarıma
sənin (your) buduna budlarına
onun (his/her/its) buduna budlarına
bizim (our) budumuza budlarımıza
sizin (your) budunuza budlarınıza
onların (their) buduna or budlarına budlarına
locative
singular plural
mənim (my) budumda budlarımda
sənin (your) budunda budlarında
onun (his/her/its) budunda budlarında
bizim (our) budumuzda budlarımızda
sizin (your) budunuzda budlarınızda
onların (their) budunda or budlarında budlarında
ablative
singular plural
mənim (my) budumdan budlarımdan
sənin (your) budundan budlarından
onun (his/her/its) budundan budlarından
bizim (our) budumuzdan budlarımızdan
sizin (your) budunuzdan budlarınızdan
onların (their) budundan or budlarından budlarından
genitive
singular plural
mənim (my) budumun budlarımın
sənin (your) budunun budlarının
onun (his/her/its) budunun budlarının
bizim (our) budumuzun budlarımızın
sizin (your) budunuzun budlarınızın
onların (their) budunun or budlarının budlarının

Further reading[edit]

  • bud” in Obastan.com.

Chinese[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From clipping of English budget.

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bud

  1. (Hong Kong Cantonese) budget

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Czech[edit]

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bud

  1. genitive plural of bouda

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Danish buth n, from Old East Norse buð n, from Proto-Germanic *budą (offer, message), cognate with Swedish bud, Dutch bod, German Gebot.

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bud n (singular definite buddet, plural indefinite bud)

  1. command
  2. message
  3. offer
  4. bid
  5. guess

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bud n (singular definite buddet, plural indefinite bude)

  1. messenger
  2. delivery man, errand boy (of any gender)

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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Danish boð, from Old Danish buth, from Old East Norse buð, from Proto-Germanic *budą.

Noun[edit]

bud n (definite singular budet, indefinite plural bud, definite plural buda or budene)

  1. a bid or offer (to buy)
  2. a command, order
  3. a commandment (e.g. Ten Commandments)
  4. a message
  5. a messenger, courier

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Noun[edit]

bud f (definite singular budi, indefinite plural buder, definite plural buderne)

  1. (pre-1917 or dialectal, Sunnmøre) alternative form of bu

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Scots[edit]

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bud (plural buds)

  1. (16th-century, archaic, poetic) A bribe or reward.

Verb[edit]

bud (third-person singular simple present buds, present participle budin, simple past budt, past participle budt)

  1. (archaic) Must, had to.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Swedish buþ, from Old East Norse buð, from Proto-Germanic *budą (offer, message), cognate with Danish bud, Dutch bod, German Gebot.

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bud n

  1. a message (also budskap)
  2. a commandment (as in the Ten Commandments; also budord), a rule that must be obeyed (also påbud)
  3. a bid, an offer (also anbud)
  4. a messenger (also budbärare, sändebud)
  5. someone who delivers packages or parcels (also budbil, cykelbud, paketbud)

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Declension of bud 
Singular Plural
Indefinite Definite Indefinite Definite
Nominative bud budet bud buden
Genitive buds budets buds budens

Tausug[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Proto-Malayo-Polynesian *bulud.

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būd

  1. mountain

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Volapük[edit]

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bud

  1. Buddhism

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