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Etymology

From Middle English graffe < Old French greffe (stylus) < [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] graphium (stylus) < Ancient Greek γραφείον < γράφειν; probably akin to English carve. So named from the resemblance of a scion or shoot to a pointed pencil. Compare graphic, grammar.

Noun

Singular
graft

Plural
s

graft (s)
  1. (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.
  2. (countable) A branch or portion of a tree growing from such a shoot.
  3. (surgery, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A portion of living tissue used in the operation of autoplasty.
  4. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Hard work.
  5. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A criminal’s special branch of practice
  6. (uncountable) Illicit profit by corrupt means, especially in public life.
  7. (uncountable) Corruption in official life.
  8. (countable) A con job.
  9. (countable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A cut of the take (money).
  10. (uncountable, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A bribe, especially on an ongoing basis.

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Verb

Infinitive
to graft

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to graft (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) 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.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To implant a portion of (living flesh or akin) in a lesion so as to form an organic union.
  3. (transitive) To join (one thing) to another as if by grafting, so as to bring about a close union.
  4. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To cover, as a ring bolt, block strap, splicing, etc., with a weaving of small cord or rope-yarns.
  5. (intransitive) To insert scions from one tree, or kind of tree, etc., into another; to practice grafting.

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