Meaning of bushel


Pronunciation: (boosh'ul), [key]
— n.
  1. a unit of dry measure containing 4 pecks, equivalent in the U.S. (and formerly in England) to 2150.42 cubic inches or 35.24 litersand in Great Britain to 2219.36 cubic inches or 36.38 litersAbbr.: bu., bush.
  2. a container of this capacity.
  3. a unit of weight equal to the weight of a bushel of a given commodity.
  4. a large, unspecified amount or number: a bushel of kisses.


Pronunciation: (boosh'ul), [key]
— -eled, -el•ing -elled, el•ling.
  1. to alter or repair (a garment).
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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