- Graft is defined as the act of taking advantage of your political position or government job by taking money or property in dishonest or fraudulent ways.
When a police officer takes bribes, this is an example of graft.
- The definition of a graft is a piece of a plant or tree attached onto another plant or tree, or a piece of skin or bone which is attached to another place on a body, both of which result in becoming a permanent part to whatever they are attached onto.
A piece of skin from the leg of burn victim which is attached to the arm is an example of a graft.
- a shoot or bud of one plant or tree inserted or to be inserted into the stem or trunk of another, where it continues to grow, becoming a permanent part; scion
- the act or process of inserting such a bud or shoot
- the place on a plant or tree where such a bud or shoot has been inserted
- a tree or plant with such an insertion
- a joining of one thing to another as if by grafting
- the act of taking advantage of one's position, esp. a political position, to gain money, property, etc. dishonestly
- anything acquired by such illegal methods, as an illicit profit from government business
- a piece of skin, bone, or other living tissue transplanted or to be transplanted from one body, or place on a body, to another, where it grows and becomes a permanent part
- such a transplanting
Origin: with unhistoric -t, for earlier graff from Middle English graffe from OFr, a pencil from Classical Latin graphium from Glassical Greek grapheion, stylus (see graphic): from resemblance of the scion to a pointed pencil
- to insert (a shoot or bud) as a graft
- to insert a graft of (one plant) in another
- to produce (a fruit, flower, etc.) by means of a graft
- to join or make as one
- Surgery to transplant (a graft)
- to be grafted
- to make a graft on a plant
- grafter noun
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verb graft·ed, graft·ing, grafts verb, transitive
- a. To unite (a shoot or bud) with a growing plant by insertion or by placing in close contact.b. To join (a plant or plants) by such union.
- To transplant or implant (living tissue, for example) surgically into a bodily part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.
- To join or unite closely: graft new customs onto old.
- To make a graft.
- To be or become joined.
- a. A detached shoot or bud united or to be united with a growing plant.b. The union or point of union of a detached shoot or bud with a growing plant by insertion or attachment.c. A plant produced by such union.
- a. Material, especially living tissue or an organ, surgically attached to or inserted into a bodily part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.b. The procedure of implanting or transplanting such material.c. The configuration or condition resulting from such a procedure.
Origin: Middle English graften, alteration of graffen, probably from Old French grafier, from graffe, stylus, graft (from its shape), from Latin graphium, stylus; see graffito . N., Middle English grafte, alteration of graffe, from Old French.
- graftˈer noun
- Unscrupulous use of one's position to derive profit or advantages; extortion.
- Money or an advantage gained or yielded by unscrupulous means.
Origin: Origin unknown.
- graftˈer noun
graft - Business Definition
graft - Cultural Definition
In politics, the illegal acceptance of bribes by government officials.
graft - Medical Definition
- Material, especially living tissue or an organ, surgically attached to or inserted into a body part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.
- The procedure of implanting or transplanting such material.
- The configuration or condition resulting from such a procedure.
graft - Science Definition
- A shoot or bud of one plant that is inserted into or joined to the stem, branch, or root of another plant so that the two grow together as a single plant. Grafts are used to strengthen or repair plants, create dwarf trees, produce seedless fruit, and increase fruit yields without requiring plants to mature from seeds.
- A piece of body tissue that is surgically removed and then transplanted or implanted to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect. See also allograft, autograft.and xenograft.
- To join a graft to another plant.
- To transplant or implant a graft.
top: whip grafting;
bottom: cleft grafting
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