bud·​ding | \ ˈbə-diŋ How to pronounce budding (audio) \

Definition of budding

: being in an early stage of development budding novelists

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Examples of budding in a Sentence

her budding career as a lawyer the budding romance between the coworkers was the talk of the office

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Executives stressed that the company is growing its budding television business with upcoming series for Amazon Studios, Netflix and Jeffrey Katzenberg and Meg Whitman’s Quibi. Ryan Faughnder, latimes.com, "Mid-budget movies keep flopping. But STX Entertainment’s problems don’t end there," 10 July 2019 Investors have taken note, pumping $10 billion into North American cannabis businesses last year — a good sign for budding entrepreneurs hoping to cash in on the green rush. Kelsey Sheehy, BostonGlobe.com, "How to join the cannabis business boom," 25 June 2019 There are lawyers, consultants, chefs and event planners who are capitalizing on the budding business. Kathleen Gray, Detroit Free Press, "Minorities find themselves almost shut out of Michigan's marijuana business," 21 June 2019 This glosses over the things a budding entrepreneur might not find in post-annexation Crimea: connections to the outside world, access to capital and the rule of law. The Economist, "Crimea is still in limbo five years after Russia seized it," 8 June 2019 His channel, which now has a whopping 3.6 million subscribers, features everything from music video parodies to his budding relationship with fellow YouTuber Bethany Mota. Amanda Garrity, Good Housekeeping, "Why the New 'So You Think Can Dance' Judge Dominic Sandoval a.k.a. "D-trix" Looks So Familiar," 10 June 2019 The former Teen Vogue 21 under 21 nominee has already made serious waves throughout her budding career, becoming the first disabled transgender model to ever sign with Elite NYC, a noted modeling agency. Lauren Rearick, Teen Vogue, "Aaron Philip Made Her Runway Debut at WillieNorris Workshop," 14 June 2019 The chapter helps educate budding professionals, and its scholarship program has helped send more than 50 young men and women to college to pursue their dreams of becoming journalists or working in news media. Vincent Andrunas, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Encouraging journalism students," 10 June 2019 But back when Venkatesh was a graduate student at Princeton University around the turn of the millennium, the genius myth almost derailed his budding career. Quanta Magazine, "A Number Theorist Who Bridges Math and Time," 1 Aug. 2018

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First Known Use of budding

circa 1586, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of budding was circa 1586

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English Language Learners Definition of budding

: beginning to develop
: beginning to become successful

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appealing forcibly to the mind or reason

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