I. noun Etymology: Middle English graffe, grafte, from Anglo-French greffe, graife stylus, graph, from Medieval Latin graphium, from Latin, stylus, from Greek grapheion, from graphein to write — more at carve Date: 14th century 1. a. a grafted plant b. scion 1 c. the point of insertion of a scion upon a stock 2. a. the act of grafting b. something grafted; specifically living tissue used in grafting II. verb Date: 14th century transitive verb 1. a. to cause (a scion) to unite with a stock; also to unite (plants or scion and stock) to form a graft b. to propagate (a plant) by grafting 2. a. to join or unite as if by grafting b. to attach (a chemical unit) to a main molecular chain 3. to implant (living tissue) surgically intransitive verb 1. to become grafted 2. to perform grafting • grafter noun III. noun Etymology: English dialect graft, verb, to work Date: 1853 chiefly British work, labor IV. Etymology: origin unknown Date: 1859 transitive verb to get (illicit gain) by graft intransitive verb to practice graft V. noun Date: 1865 the acquisition of gain (as money) in dishonest or questionable ways; also illegal or unfair gain

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  • graft — [graft, gräft] n. [with unhistoric t, for earlier graff < ME graffe < OFr, a pencil < L graphium < Gr grapheion, stylus (see GRAPHIC): from resemblance of the scion to a pointed pencil] 1. a) a shoot or bud of one plant or tree… …   English World dictionary

  • Graft — ist ein altes Wort für einen Wassergraben, Gräfte die Bezeichnung für Transplantat in der medizinischen Fachsprache Graft heißt ein Teil des Dorfes Graft De Rijp die Graft Gesellschaft von Architekten ein im 14. Jahrhundert angelegter Wasserlauf… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Graft — Graft, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Grafted}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Grafting}.] [F. greffer. See {Graft}, n.] 1. To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon. [Formerly… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • graft — Ⅰ. graft [1] ► NOUN 1) a shoot from one plant inserted into a slit cut into another to form a new growth. 2) a piece of living bodily tissue that is transplanted surgically to replace diseased or damaged tissue. 3) an operation in which tissue is …   English terms dictionary

  • graft — I noun blackmail, bribery, corruption, exploitation, fraudulent income, hush money, illegal profit, illicit profit, illicit revenue, inserere, kickback, money illegally acquired, political corruption, profiteering, property illegally acquired,… …   Law dictionary

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  • Graft — Graft, n. [Prob. orig. so called because illegitimate or improper profit was looked upon as a graft, or sort of excrescence, on a legitimate business undertaking, in distinction from its natural proper development.] 1. Acquisition of money,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Graft — Graft, n. [OE. graff, F. greffe, originally the same word as OF. grafe pencil, L. graphium, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to write; prob. akin to E. carve. So named from the resemblance of a scion or shoot to a pointed pencil. Cf. {Graphic}, {Grammar.}] (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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