Definition of Graft. Meaning of Graft. Synonyms of Graft

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Definition of Graft

Graft
Graft Graft, n. [Prob. orig. so called because illegitimate or improper profit was looked upon as a graft, or sort of excrescence, on a legitimate business undertaking, in distinction from its natural proper development.] 1. Acquisition of money, position, etc., by dishonest or unjust means, as by actual theft or by taking advantage of a public office or any position of trust or employment to obtain fees, perquisites, profits on contracts, legislation, pay for work not done or service not performed, etc.; illegal or unfair practice for profit or personal advantage; also, anything thus gained. [Colloq.] 2. A ``soft thing' or ``easy thing;' a ``snap.' [Slang]
Graft
Graft Graft, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Grafted; p. pr. & vb. n. Grafting.] [F. greffer. See Graft, n.] 1. 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. [Formerly written graff.] 2. (Surg.) To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union. 3. To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union. And graft my love immortal on thy fame ! --Pope. 4. (Naut.) To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
Graft
Graft Graft, v. i. To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
Graft
Graft Graft, n. [OE. graff, F. greffe, originally the same word as OF. grafe pencil, L. graphium, Gr. ?, ?, fr. ? to write; prob. akin to E. carve. So named from the resemblance of a scion or shoot to a pointed pencil. Cf. Graphic, Grammar.] (a) 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. (b) A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot. (c) (Surg.) A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.

Meaning of Graft from wikipedia

- Look up graft or grafting in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. Graft or grafting may refer to: Graft (politics), a form of political corruption Graft, Netherlands...
- Grafting or graftage is a horticultural technique whereby tissues of plants are joined so as to continue their growth together. The upper part of the combined...
- Bone grafting is a surgical procedure that replaces missing bone in order to repair bone fractures that are extremely complex, pose a significant health...
- Skin grafting, a type of graft surgery, involves the transplantation of skin. The transplanted tissue is called a skin graft. Surgeons may use skin grafting...
- Graft-versus-host disease (GvHD) is a syndrome, characterized by inflammation in different organs. GvHD is commonly ****ociated with bone marrow transplants...
- IUPAC definitions graft macromolecule: A macromolecule with one or more species of block connected to the main chain as side-chains, these side-chains...
- Graft, as understood in American English, is a form of political corruption defined as the unscrupulous use of a politician's authority for personal gain...
- Grafting refers to a surgical procedure to move tissue from one site to another on the body, or from another creature, without bringing its own blood supply...
- Coronary artery byp**** surgery, also known as coronary artery byp**** graft (CABG, pronounced "cabbage") is a surgical procedure to treat coronary artery...
- Gingival grafting, also called gum grafting or periodontal plastic surgery, is a generic term for the performance of any of a number of periodontal surgical...