graft

noun (1)
\ˈgraft \

Definition of graft 

(Entry 1 of 5)

1a : a grafted (see graft entry 2 sense transitive 1) plant

b : scion sense 1

c : the point of insertion of a scion upon a stock

2a : the act of grafting

b : something grafted specifically : living tissue used in grafting

graft

verb (1)
grafted; grafting; grafts

Definition of graft (Entry 2 of 5)

transitive verb

1a : to cause (a scion) to unite with a stock also : to unite (plants or scion and stock) to form a graft

b : to propagate (see propagate sense transitive 1) (a plant) by grafting

2a : 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

graft

noun (2)

Definition of graft (Entry 3 of 5)

chiefly British

: work, labor

graft

verb (2)
grafted; grafting; grafts

Definition of graft (Entry 4 of 5)

transitive verb

: to get (illicit gain) by graft

intransitive verb

: to practice graft

graft

noun (3)

Definition of graft (Entry 5 of 5)

: the acquisition of gain (such as money) in dishonest or questionable ways also : illegal or unfair gain

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Noun (1)

graft 1c: a scion, b stock

In the meaning defined above

Other Words from graft

Verb (1)

grafter noun

First Known Use of graft

Noun (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1a

Verb (1)

14th century, in the meaning defined at transitive sense 1a

Noun (2)

1853, in the meaning defined above

Verb (2)

1859, in the meaning defined at transitive sense

Noun (3)

1865, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for graft

Noun (1)

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

Verb (1)

see graft entry 1

Noun (2)

English dialect graft, verb, to work

Verb (2)

origin unknown

Noun (3)

see graft entry 4

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graft

noun
\ˈgraft \

Kids Definition of graft

 (Entry 1 of 2)

1 : a plant that has a twig or bud from another plant attached to it so they are joined and grow together

2 : something (as a piece of skin or a plant bud) that is joined to something similar so as to grow together

3 : something (as money or advantage) gotten in a dishonest way and especially by betraying a public trust

graft

verb
grafted; grafting

Kids Definition of graft (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : to attach a twig or bud from one plant to another plant so they are joined and grow together

2 : to join one thing to another as if by grafting graft skin

3 : to gain dishonestly

Other Words from graft

grafter noun
\ˈgraft \

Medical Definition of graft 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: to implant (living tissue) surgically grafted a new piece of artery into the ruptured portion of the old artery

graft

noun

Medical Definition of graft (Entry 2 of 2)

1 : the act of grafting

2 : something grafted specifically : living tissue used in grafting

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