Definition of budding :
1. A process of asexual reproduction, in which a new organism or cell is formed by a protrusion of a portion of the animal or vegetable organism, the bud thus formed sometimes remaining attached to the parent stalk or cell, at other times becoming free; gemmation. See Hydroidea.
2. The act or process of ingrafting one kind of plant upon another stock by inserting a bud under the bark.
3. The act or process of producing buds.
growing, young, promising, in bud, putting forth shoots, blossoming, undeveloped, latent, burgeoning, about to bloom, opening, beginning to grow or blossom or bloom, flowering, aspiring, pullulating, shooting up, vegetating, blooming, pubescent, immature, fresh
beginning (part of speech: verb)
infant, baby, undertaking, early, hatching, formative, introductory, forming, aboriginal, conceiving, infantile, originating, embarking, primal, incipient, precursory, initial, preliminary, Genesis, developing, primeval, germinal, foremost, nascent, original, stemming, first, introducing, germinating, springing, commencing, primordial, maiden, inducting, initializing, sprouting, preparing, dawned, preparatory, alpha, birthing, beginning, fetal, dawning, inaugurating, new, emerging, starting, inaugural, initiating, newborn, embryonic, creating
- The memory of his unworthy deed, which history would chronicle, had robbed the sensitive man, the author and patron of budding Roman poetry, of many an hour's sleep, and therefore he also now laboured zealously to oblige the Queen and mitigate her hard fate. - "The Complete Historical Romances of Georg Ebers", Georg Ebers.
- Marian bowed an assent, in evident satisfaction, as the duke proceeded- " But if you take me as your knight I should wear your ladyship's colors;" and he held out his hand towards the budding rose. - "Precaution", James Fenimore Cooper.
- In the stage of simple Consciousness this must have been one of the first things that the budding intellect perceived. - "Pagan & Christian Creeds Their Origin and Meaning", Edward Carpenter.