Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • v. Present participle of graft.
  • n. The act, art, or process of inserting grafts.
  • n. The act or method of weaving a cover for a ring, rope end, etc.
  • n. The transplanting of a portion of flesh or skin to a denuded surface; autoplastic.
  • n. A scarfing or endwise attachment of one timber to another.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n.
  • n. The act or method of weaving a cover for a ring, rope end, etc.
  • n. The transplanting of a portion of flesh or skin to a denuded surface; autoplasty.
  • n. A scarfing or endwise attachment of one timber to another.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The act of inserting a shoot or scion taken from one tree into the stem or some other part of another, in such a manner that they unite and produce fruit of the kind belonging to the tree from which the scion was taken.
  • n. In carpentry, the joining of two piles or beams endwise; scarfing.
  • n. Joining; splicing; specifically, splicing a rope by unlaying and relaying the strands of the ends to be joined, or, in knitting, adding one piece to another.
  • n. In bee-culture, the substitution of eggs or larvæ in queen-cells for the original occupants.
  • n. The practice of taking or making ‘graft’; the practice of stealing money or its equivalent, especially in positions of trust, in ways not. easily detected or punishable.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the act of grafting something onto something else

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  • And it goes on: "Splice-grafting is performed by cutting the ends of the scion and stock completely across in an oblique direction, in such a way that the sections are of the same shape, then laying the oblique surfaces together so that the one exactly fits the other, and securing them by tying or otherwise. . . ."

    September 10, 2010

  • I believe that definition is illegal in 37 states.

    September 10, 2010

  • "The act of inserting a shoot or scion taken from one tree into the stem or some other part of another, in such a manner that they unite and produce fruit of the kind belonging to the tree from which the scion was taken. The methods of grafting are of great variety, designated by the words whip, splice, cleft, saddle, crown, etc. In whip-grafting, or tongue-grafting, the stock and scion, of equal size, are fitted together by tongues cut in each, and tightly bound (whipped or lashed) until they are well united in growth. . . ."

    --From the Century Dictionary

    See also adultery.

    September 10, 2010