Grafters



[graft, grahft] /græft, grɑft/

noun
1.
Horticulture.

2.
Surgery. a portion of living tissue surgically transplanted from one part of an individual to another, or from one individual to another, for its adhesion and growth.
3.
an act of grafting.
verb (used with object)
4.
to insert (a graft) into a tree or other plant; insert a scion of (one plant) into another plant.
5.
to cause (a plant) to reproduce through .
6.
Surgery. to transplant (a portion of living tissue, as of skin or bone) as a graft.
7.
to attach as if by :
an absurdity grafted onto an otherwise coherent body of thought.
8.
Nautical. to cover (a rope) with a weaving of rope yarn.
verb (used without object)
9.
to insert scions from one plant into another.
10.
to become grafted.
[graft, grahft] /græft, grɑft/
noun
1.
the acquisition of money, gain, or advantage by dishonest, unfair, or illegal means, especially through the abuse of one’s position or influence in politics, business, etc.
2.
a particular instance, method, or means of thus acquiring gain or advantage.
3.
the gain or advantage acquired.
4.
British Slang. work; labor.
verb (used with object)
5.
to obtain by graft.
verb (used without object)
6.
to practice graft.
/ɡrɑːft/
noun
1.
(horticulture)

2.
(surgery) a piece of tissue or an organ transplanted from a donor or from the patient’s own body to an area of the body in need of the tissue
3.
the act of joining one thing to another by or as if by grafting
verb
4.
(horticulture)

5.
to transplant (tissue) or (of tissue) to be transplanted
6.
to attach or incorporate or become attached or incorporated: to graft a happy ending onto a sad tale
/ɡrɑːft/
noun
1.
work (esp in the phrase hard graft)
2.

verb
3.
(intransitive) to work
4.
to acquire by or practise graft
n.

“shoot inserted into another plant,” late 15c. alteration of Middle English graff (late 14c.), from Old French graife “grafting knife, carving tool, stylus,” from Latin graphium “stylus,” from Greek grapheion “stylus,” from graphein “to write” (see -graphy). So called probably on resemblance of a stylus to the pencil-shaped shoots used in grafting. The terminal -t- in the English word is not explained. Surgical sense is from 1871.

“corruption,” 1865, perhaps 1859, American English, perhaps from graft (1) via British slang sense of “one’s occupation” (1853), which seems to be from the word’s original sense of “digging” (see graft (n.1)).
v.

late 15c., from graft (n.1). Related: Grafted; grafting.

graft 1 (grāft)
v. graft·ed, graft·ing, grafts
To transplant or implant tissue surgically into a body part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect. n.

graft
(grāft)

Noun

Verb

In politics, the illegal acceptance of bribes by government officials.

noun

[origin unknown; an 1883 source connects the two senses: Graft. To work. Grafting. Helping another to steal]

the process of inoculating fruit-trees (Rom. 11:17-24). It is peculiarly appropriate to olive-trees. The union thus of branches to a stem is used to illustrate the union of true believers to the true Church.

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