Word:

Graft

n.1.(Surg.) 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.
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.
2.A "soft thing" or "easy thing;" a "snap."
v. t.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.
[imp. & p. p. Grafted; p. pr. & vb. n. Grafting.]
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.
v. i.1.To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.
Noun1.graft - (surgery) tissue or organ transplanted from a donor to a recipient; in some cases the patient can be both donor and recipient
Synonyms: transplant
2.Graftgraft - the practice of offering something (usually money) in order to gain an illicit advantage
Synonyms: bribery
3.graft - the act of grafting something onto something else
Synonyms: grafting
Verb1.graft - cause to grow together parts from different plants; "graft the cherry tree branch onto the plum tree"
Synonyms: engraft, ingraft
2.graft - place athe organ of a donor into the body of a recipient
Synonyms: transplant

GRAFT. A figurative term in chancery practice, to designate the right of a mortgagee in premises, to which the mortgagor at the time of making the mortgage had an imperfect title, but who afterwards obtained a good title. In this case the new mortgage is considered a graft into the old stock, and, as arising in consideration of the former title. 1 Ball & Beat. 46; Id. 40; Id. 57; 1 Pow. on Mortg. 190. See 9 Mass. 34. The same principle has obtained by legislative enactment in Louisiana. If a person contracting an obligation towards another, says the Civil Code, art. 2371, grants a mortgage on property of which he is not then the owner, this mortgage shall be valid, if the debtor should ever acquire the ownership of, the property, by whatever right.

In hemodialysis (see dialysis), a vascular access surgically created using a synthetic tube to connect an artery to a vein. In transplantation (see transplant), a graft is the transplanted organ or tissue.

Graft
abstraction, affix, anchor, annex, annexation, appropriation, attach, ballot-box stuffing, belay, blackmail, boodle, boodling, boosting, booty, bribery and corruption, bribing, bud, bunco, campaign contribution, campaign fund, cardsharping, cement, cheat, cinch, clamp, clinch, conversion, conveyance, corruption, cozenage, cramp, diddle, diddling, dodge, embedment, embezzlement, engraft, entrance, extortion, fasten, filching, fishy transaction, fix, flam, flimflam, fraudulence, fraudulency, gerrymandering, grafting, grapple, grift, gyp, gyp joint, haul, hot goods, illicit business, imp, impaction, impactment, implant, implantation, imposition, imposture, inarch, infixion, infusion, injection, inoculation, insert, insertion, insinuation, interjection, interpolation, introduction, intromission, jobbery, join, kickback, knit, liberation, lifting, loot, make fast, moor, nepotism, payola, penetration, perfusion, perks, perquisite, pickings, pilferage, pilfering, pinching, plunder, poaching, political intrigue, pork barrel, pork-barrel legislation, pork-barreling, prize, public till, public tit, public trough, put to, racket, scam, scion, screw up, scrounging, secure, set, set to, shoot, shoplifting, slush fund, snatching, sneak thievery, snitching, splice, spoil, spoils, spoils of office, spoils system, squeeze, stealage, stealing, stealings, stolen goods, subornation, swag, swindle, swiping, take, tessellation, thievery, thieving, tighten, till, transplantation, trice up, trim
Translate Graft to Spanish, Translate Graft to German, Translate Graft to French
Browse
Graduating engine
Graduation
graduation exercise
Graduator
Gradus
Graeco-Roman
Graeco-Roman deity
Graecophile
Graecophilic
Graf
Graf Zeppelin
Graff
Graffage
Graffer
Graffiti
Graffito
-- Graft --
Graftage
Grafter
Grafting
Grafting scissors
Grafting tool
Grafting wax
graham
Graham bread
graham cracker
graham flour
Graham Greene
Grahame
Grahamite
Grail
Graille
Grain
Definitions Index: # A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

About this site and copyright information - Online Dictionary Home - Privacy Policy