Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun In carpentry, the joining of two piles or beams endwise; scarfing.
  • noun 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.
  • noun In bee-culture, the substitution of eggs or larvæ in queen-cells for the original occupants.
  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Naut.) The act or method of weaving a cover for a ring, rope end, etc.
  • noun (Surg.) The transplanting of a portion of flesh or skin to a denuded surface; autoplasty.
  • noun (Carp.) A scarfing or endwise attachment of one timber to another.
  • noun (Hort.) a method of grafting in which the scion is placed in a cleft or slit in the stock or stump made by sawing off a branch, usually in such a manaer that its bark evenly joins that of the stock.
  • noun (Hort.) a method of grafting which the alburnum and inner bark are separated, and between them is inserted the lower end of the scion cut slantwise.
  • noun a mode of grafting in which a deep cleft is made in the end of the scion by two sloping cuts, and the end of the stock is made wedge-shaped to fit the cleft in the scion, which is placed upon it saddlewise.
  • noun a mode of grafting in which the scion, cut quite across very obliquely, so as to give it the form of a slender wedge, is thrust down inside of the bark of the stock or stem into which it is inserted, the cut side of the scion being next the wood of the stock.
  • noun (Surg.) See Autoplasty.
  • noun (Hort.) a method of grafting by cutting the ends of the scion and stock completely across and obliquely, in such a manner that the sections are of the same shape, then lapping the ends so that the one cut surface exactly fits the other, and securing them by tying or otherwise.
  • noun tongue grafting, the same as splice grafting, except that a cleft or slit is made in the end of both scion and stock, in the direction of the grain and in the middle of the sloping surface, forming a kind of tongue, so that when put together, the tongue of each is inserted in the slit of the other.
  • noun a surgeon's scissors, used in rhinoplastic operations, etc.
  • noun A very strong curved spade used in digging canals.
  • noun a composition of rosin, beeswax tallow, etc., used in binding up the wounds of newly grafted trees.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

  • noun the act of grafting something onto something else

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  • "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

  • I believe that definition is illegal in 37 states.

    September 10, 2010

  • 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