noun a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
noun a large wilderness area
noun dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
noun 43rd President of the United States; son of George Herbert Walker Bush (born in 1946)
Dubya; President George W. Bush; Dubyuh; President Bush; George Walker Bush; George W. Bush; George 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)
noun vice president under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924)
President Bush; George H.W. Bush; George Herbert Walker Bush; George Bush.
noun hair growing in the pubic area
pubic hair; crotch hair.
verb provide with a bushing
adjective satellite not of the highest quality or sophistication
; akin to D. bosch
, OHG. busc
, G. busch
, Icel. bskr
, Dan. busk
, Sw. buske
, and also to LL. boscus
, Pr. bosc
, It. bosco
, Sp. & Pg. bosque
, F. bois
, OF. bos
. Whether the LL. or G. form i the original is uncertain; if the LL., it is perh. from the same source as E. box
a case. Cf. Ambush
- A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.
✍ 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.
- 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.
- A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines.
- 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.
- (Hunting) The tail, or brush, of a fox.
Bush intransitive verb
- To branch thickly in the manner of a bush. "The bushing alders."
Bush transitive verb
imperfect & past participle Bushed (); present participle & verbal noun Bushing
- To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.
- 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.
a box, akin to E. box
; or F. boucher
- (Mech.) 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.
✍ In the larger machines, such a piece is called a box, particularly in the United States.
- (Gun.) A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored.
Bush transitive verb
- To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.
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