bush: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (boosh), [key]
— n.
  1. a low plant with many branches that arise from or near the ground.
  2. a small cluster of shrubs appearing as a single plant.
  3. something resembling or suggesting this, as a thick, shaggy head of hair.
  4. Also calleda small, wooded lot, esp. a farm lot with trees left standing to provide firewood, fence posts, etc.
  5. the tail of a fox; brush.
  6. a stretch of uncultivated land covered with mixed plant growth, bushy vegetation, trees, etc.
  7. a large uncleared area thickly covered with mixed plant growth, trees, etc., as a jungle.
  8. a large, sparsely populated area most of which is uncleared, as areas of Australia and Alaska.
  9. a tree branch hung as a sign before a tavern or vintner's shop.
  10. any tavern sign.
  11. . pubic hair.
  12. a wineshop.
  13. to avoid coming to the point; delay in approaching a subject directly: Stop beating around the bush and tell me what you want.
  14. to scout or search for persons or things far and wide: beating the bushes for engineers.
    1. to flee or escape into the bush.
    2. become wild.
  1. to be or become bushy; branch or spread as or like a bush.
  1. to cover, protect, support, or mark with a bush or bushes.
  1. bush-league.


Pronunciation: (boosh), [key]
— n.
  1. a lining of metal or the like set into an orifice to guard against wearing by friction, erosion, etc.
  2. a bushing.
  1. to furnish with a bush; line with metal.


Pronunciation: (boosh), [key]
— n.
  1. born 1924, U.S. politician: vice president 1981–89; 41st president of the U.S. 1989–93.
  2. 1890–1974, U.S. electrical engineer: education and research administrator.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. bushel; bushels.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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