bud

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See also: Bud, BUD, buď, būd, and búð

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  • 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. (figurative) 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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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) used to address a male
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bud

  1. genitive plural of bouda

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse boð 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]

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From Old Norse boð

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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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bud (plural buds)

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

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

  1. (archaic) Must, had to.

Swedish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Old Norse boð.

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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
  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

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bud

  1. Buddhism

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