Graft meaning

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To make a graft.
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Deceitful or fraudulent use of one's position, especially in public office, to obtain personal profits or advantages.
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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.

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To join or unite closely.

Graft new customs onto old.

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To be or become joined.
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To transplant or implant (living tissue, for example) surgically into a bodily part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.
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Money or advantage obtained by such means.
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To gain money or advantage through deceit or fraud.
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A joining of one thing to another as if by grafting.
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To join or make as one.
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To transplant (a graft)
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To be grafted.
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To make a graft on a plant.
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To transplant or implant something such as living tissue surgically into a bodily part to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.
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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.
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The procedure of implanting or transplanting such material.
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The configuration or condition resulting from such a procedure.
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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.
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A piece of body tissue that is surgically removed and then transplanted or implanted to replace a damaged part or compensate for a defect.
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To join a graft to another plant.
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To transplant or implant a graft.
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(countable) A small shoot or scion of a tree inserted in another tree, the stock of which is to support and nourish it. The two unite and become one tree, but the graft determines the kind of fruit.
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(countable) A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
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(surgery, countable) A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
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(uncountable, colloquial) Effort needed for doing hard work.
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(uncountable, slang) A criminal's special branch of practice.
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(uncountable) Illicit profit by corrupt means, especially in public life.
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(uncountable) Corruption in official life.
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(countable) A con job.
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(countable, slang) A cut of the take (money).
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(uncountable, US, politics) A bribe, especially on an ongoing basis.
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To insert (a graft) in a branch or stem of another tree; to propagate by insertion in another stock; also, to insert a graft upon.
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(surgery) To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.
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To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.

1717 Eloisa to Abelard. And graft my love immortal on thy fame! — Alexander Pope.

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(nautical) To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
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(intransitive) To insert scions (grafts) from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
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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.

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Origin of graft

  • Middle English graften alteration of graffen probably from Old French grafier from graffe stylus, graft (from its shape) from Latin graphium stylus graffito N., Middle English grafte alteration of graffe from Old French
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • Origin unknown
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
  • From Middle English graffe, from Old French greffe (“stylus”), from Latin graphium (“stylus”), from Ancient Greek γραφείον (grapheion), from γράφειν (graphein, “to write”); probably akin to English carve. So named from the resemblance of a scion or shoot to a pointed pencil. Compare graphic, grammar.
    From Wiktionary