bud

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See also: Bud, buď, and búð

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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

Etymology 1[edit]

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

Noun[edit]

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bud (countable and uncountable, plural buds)

A marijuana bud
  1. A newly sprouted leaf or blossom that has not yet unfolded.
    After a long, cold winter, the trees finally began to produce buds.
  2. 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.
  3. (usually uncountable, slang) Potent cannabis taken from the flowering part of the plant (the bud), or marijuana generally.
    Hey bro, want to smoke some bud?
  4. A weaned calf in its first year, so called because the horns are then beginning to bud.
  5. (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. To form buds.
    The trees are finally starting to bud.
  2. To reproduce by splitting off buds.
    Yeast reproduces by budding.
  3. To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn.
  4. To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise.
    a budding virgin
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Etymology 2[edit]

From buddy.

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bud (plural buds)

  1. (informal) Buddy, friend.
    I like to hang out with my buds on Saturday night.
  2. (informal) used to address a male
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bud

  1. genitive plural of bouda

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Danish[edit]

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From Old Norse boð.

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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, delivery man, errand boy

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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]

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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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