BUSH

bush, bush-league

(adjective) not of the highest quality or sophistication

scrub, chaparral, bush

(noun) dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes

bush

(noun) a large wilderness area

Bush, George Bush, George H.W. Bush, George H. W. Bush, George Herbert Walker Bush, President Bush

(noun) vice president under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924)

Bush, Vannevar Bush

(noun) United States electrical engineer who designed an early analogue computer and who led the scientific program of the United States during World War II (1890-1974)

Bush, George Bush, George W. Bush, George Walker Bush, President Bush, President George W. Bush, Dubyuh, Dubya

(noun) 43rd President of the United States; son of George Herbert Walker Bush (born in 1946)

shrub, bush

(noun) a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems

bush

(verb) provide with a bushing

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Either the family name for those who live near a bush or a thicket of bushes, or the family name for those living at or near a bush (in the archaic sense of wine merchant or tavern).

Proper noun

Bush (plural Bushes)

A surname.

Anagrams

• hubs

Etymology 1

Noun

bush (plural bushes)

(horticulture) A woody plant distinguished from a tree by its multiple stems and lower height, being usually less than six metres tall; a horticultural rather than strictly botanical category.

A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree.

(historical) A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (sacred to Bacchus), hung out at vintners' doors, or as a tavern sign; hence, a tavern sign, and symbolically, the tavern itself.

(slang, vulgar) A person's pubic hair, especially a woman's.

(hunting) The tail, or brush, of a fox.

Synonyms

• (category of woody plant): shrub

• See also pubic hair

Verb

bush (third-person singular simple present bushes, present participle bushing, simple past and past participle bushed)

(intransitive) To branch thickly in the manner of a bush.

To set bushes for; to support with bushes.

To use a bush harrow on (land), for covering seeds sown; to harrow with a bush.

Etymology 2

From the sign of a bush usually employed to indicate such places.

Noun

bush (plural bushes)

(archaic) A tavern or wine merchant.

Etymology 3

Noun

bush (countable and uncountable, plural bushes)

(often with "the") Rural areas, typically remote, wooded, undeveloped and uncultivated.

(Australia) The countryside area of Australia that is less arid and less remote than the outback; loosely, areas of natural flora even within conurbations.

(New Zealand) An area of New Zealand covered in forest, especially native forest.

(Canadian) The wild forested areas of Canada; upcountry.

(Canadian) A woodlot or bluff on a farm.

Adverb

bush (not comparable)

(Australia) Towards the direction of the outback.

Etymology 4

Adjective

bush (comparative more bush, superlative most bush)

(colloquial) Not skilled; not professional; not major league.

Noun

bush

(baseball) Amateurish behavior, short for "bush league behavior"

Etymology 5

Noun

bush (plural bushes)

A thick washer or hollow cylinder of metal.

A mechanical attachment, usually a metallic socket with a screw thread, such as the mechanism by which a camera is attached to a tripod stand.

A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored.

Synonyms

• (washer or cylinder): bushing

Verb

bush (third-person singular simple present bushes, present participle bushing, simple past and past participle bushed)

(transitive) To furnish with a bush or lining.

Anagrams

• hubs

Source: Wiktionary


Bush, n. Etym: [OE. bosch, busch, buysch, bosk, busk; akin to D. bosch, OHG. busc, G. busch, Icel. b, b, Dan. busk, Sw. buske, and also to LL. boscus, buscus, Pr. bosc, It. bosco, Sp. & Pg. bosque, F. bois, OF. bos. Whether the LL. or G. form ibox a case. Cf. Ambush, Boscage, Bouquet, Box a case.]

1. A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.

Note: This was the original sense of the word, as in the Dutch bosch, a wood, and was so used by Chaucer. In this sense it is extensively used in the British colonies, especially at the Cape of Good Hope, and also in Australia and Canada; as, to live or settle in the bush.

2. A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs. To bind a bush of thorns among sweet-smelling flowers. Gascoigne.

3. A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines.

4. A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (as sacred to Bacchus), hung out at vintners' doors, or as a tavern sign; hence, a tavern sign, and symbolically, the tavern itself. If it be true that good wine needs no bush, 't is true that a good play needs no epilogue. Shak.

5. (Hunting)

Definition: The tail, or brush, of a fox. To beat about the bush, to approach anything in a round-about manner, instead of coming directly to it; -- a metaphor taken from hunting.

– Bush bean (Bot.), a variety of bean which is low and requires no support (Phaseolus vulgaris, variety nanus). See Bean, 1.

– Bush buck, or Bush goat (Zoöl.), a beautiful South African antelope (Tragelaphus sylvaticus); -- so called because found mainly in wooden localities. The name is also applied to other species.

– Bush cat (Zoöl.), the serval. See Serval.

– Bush chat (Zoöl.), a bird of the genus Pratincola, of the Thrush family.

– Bush dog. (Zoöl.) See Potto.

– Bush hammer. See Bushhammer in the Vocabulary.

– Bush harrow (Agric.) See under Harrow.

– Bush hog (Zoöl.), a South African wild hog (Potamochoerus Africanus); -- called also bush pig, and water hog.

– Bush master (Zoöl.), a venomous snake (Lachesis mutus) of Guinea;

– called also surucucu.

– Bush pea (Bot.), a variety of pea that needs to be bushed.

– Bush shrike (Zoöl.), a bird of the genus Thamnophilus, and allied genera; -- called also batarg. Many species inhabit tropical America.

– Bush tit (Zoöl.), a small bird of the genus Psaltriparus, allied to the titmouse. P. minimus inhabits California.

Bush, v. i.

Definition: To branch thickly in the manner of a bush. "The bushing alders." Pope.

Bush, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bushed (p. pr. & vb.n. Bushing.]

1. To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.

2. To use a bush harrow on (land), for covering seeds sown; to harrow with a bush; as, to bush a piece of land; to bush seeds into the ground.

Bush, n. Etym: [D. bus a box, akin to E. box; or F. boucher to plug.]

1. (Mech.)

Definition: A lining for a hole to make it smaller; a thimble or ring of metal or wood inserted in a plate or other part of machinery to receive the wear of a pivot or arbor. Knight.

Note: In the larger machines, such a piece is called a box, particularly in the United States.

2. (Gun.)

Definition: A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored. Farrow.

Bush, v. t.

Definition: To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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