Skip to definition.
Get the FREE one-click dictionary software for Windows or the iPhone/iPad and Android apps


Noun: bud  búd
  1. A partially opened flower
     
  2. A swelling on a plant stem consisting of overlapping immature leaves or petals
     
  3. [N. Amer, informal] A close friend, esp. one who often acts as a companion
    - buddy, brother, chum, crony, pal, cobber [Austral], compadre, paisano [US]
Verb: bud (budded,budding)  búd
  1. Develop buds
    "The hibiscus is budding!"
     
  2. Start to grow or develop
    "a budding friendship"

Derived forms: buds, budding, budded

See also: sidekick

Type of: begin, bloom, blossom, develop, flower, friend, sprout, start

Encyclopedia: Bud, Weis, Er