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Definitions of bush

  1. To grow thick or bushy. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  2. To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas. Webster Dictionary DB
  3. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  4. To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To branch thickly in the manner of a bush. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To prop up with bushes. To beat about the bush, not to set straightforwardly to work. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  7. To furnish a block with a brush. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  8. To line any hole or orifice with metal. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  9. dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  10. a large wilderness area Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. Vice President under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (1924-) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. 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) Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest. Webster Dictionary DB
  14. A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs. Webster Dictionary DB
  15. A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines. Webster Dictionary DB
  16. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  17. 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. Webster Dictionary DB
  18. A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored. Webster Dictionary DB
  19. The tail or brush of a fox. Webster Dictionary DB
  20. A thick shrub; a forest region; wild, uncleared country. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  21. A shrub thick with branches: anything of bushy tuft-like shape: any wild uncultivated country, esp. at the Cape or in Australia. In the United States, IN THE BUSH means in a new country before it has been cleared up. A SUGAR BUSH, a cluster of sugar maple trees. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  22. The metal box or lining of any cylinder in which an axle works. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  23. A branching shrub; a branch. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  24. A thickly branching shrub. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  25. A forest with under growth. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  26. A bough. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  27. A thick shrub; the bough of a tree; a cluster of shrubs; a branch of ivy hung out as a tavern sign; a wild uncultivated tract of land covered with brushwood, &c.; anything like a bush; the tail of a fox. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  28. A circle of metal let into round holes or orifices, or into the sheaves of such blocks as have iron pins, to prevent their wearing; a thimble. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  29. A shrub or small tree; a collection of shrubs of various kinds; a tract of uncultivated country covered with trees and shrubs of natural growth; a fox's tail. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  30. A round open piece of metal put into sheaves of blocks to prevent them wearing; a circlet of metal put into anything to lessen friction. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.
  31. Vice President under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924) Wordnet Dictionary DB
  32. a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches Wordnet Dictionary DB

Usage examples for bush

  1. No, I must first tell you that there was near me then no house, nor tree, nor even bush that it could have dropped or jumped off from. – Stories of Many Lands by Grace Greenwood
  2. At last I got to a place where, lying at full length, and holding on with one hand by the branch of a bush I could lift the water with the other to my mouth. – In the Rocky Mountains by W. H. G. Kingston
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