Bud Bud, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Budded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Budding}.] 1. To put forth or produce buds, as a plant; to grow, as a bud does, into a flower or shoot. [1913 Webster]

2. To begin to grow, or to issue from a stock in the manner of a bud, as a horn. [1913 Webster]

3. To be like a bud in respect to youth and freshness, or growth and promise; as, a budding virgin. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Syn: To sprout; germinate; blossom. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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