Definitions for: Budge


[n] United States tennis player who in 1938 was the first to win the Australian and French and English and United States singles championship in the same year (1915-2000)
[v] move very slightly; "He shifted in his seat"



Webster (1913) Definition: Budge, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Budged; p. pr. & vb. n.
Budging.] [F. bouger to stir, move (akin to Pr. bojar,
bolegar, to stir, move, It. bulicare to boil, bubble), fr. L.
bullire. See Boil, v. i.]
To move off; to stir; to walk away.

I'll not budge an inch, boy. --Shak.

The mouse ne'er shunned the cat as they did budge From
rascals worse than they. --Shak.


Budge, a. [See Budge, v.]
Brisk; stirring; jocund. [Obs.] --South.


Budge, n. [OE. bouge bag, OF. boge, bouge, fr. L. bulga
a leathern bag or knapsack; a Gallic word; cf. OIr. bolc,
Gael. bolg. Cf. Budge, n.]
A kind of fur prepared from lambskin dressed with the wool
on; -- used formerly as an edging and ornament, esp. of
scholastic habits.


Budge, a.
1. Lined with budge; hence, scholastic. ``Budge gowns.''
--Milton.

2. Austere or stiff, like scholastics.

Those budge doctors of the stoic fur. --Milton.

Budge bachelor, one of a company of men clothed in long
gowns lined with budge, who formerly accompanied the lord
mayor of London in his inaugural procession.

Budge barrel (Mil.), a small copper-hooped barrel with only
one head, the other end being closed by a piece of
leather, which is drawn together with strings like a
purse. It is used for carrying powder from the magazine to
the battery, in siege or seacoast service.

Synonyms: agitate, Don Budge, John Donald Budge, shift, stir

See Also: move, tennis player

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