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bush

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noun, often attributive \ˈbu̇sh\

Definition of bush

  1. 1 a :  shrub; especially :  a low densely branched shrub b :  a close thicket of shrubs suggesting a single plant

  2. 2 :  a large uncleared or sparsely settled area (as in Australia) usually scrub-covered or forested :  wilderness —usually used with the

  3. 3 a archaic :  a bunch of ivy formerly hung outside a tavern to indicate wine for sale b obsolete :  tavern c :  advertising <good wine needs no bush — Shakespeare>

  4. 4 :  a bushy tuft or mass <a bush of hair>; especially :  2brush 2a

  5. 5 :  minor league —usually used in plural <spent ten years in the bushes>



Origin and Etymology of bush

Middle English; akin to Old High German busc forest


First Known Use: 14th century


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bush

verb

Definition of bush

  1. transitive verb
  2. :  to support, mark, or protect with bushes

  3. intransitive verb
  4. :  to extend like a bush :  resemble a bush



15th Century

First Known Use of bush

15th century


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bush

adjective

Definition of bush

  1. 1 :  having a low-growing compact bushy habit —used especially of cultivated beans <bush snap beans>

  2. 2 :  serving, occurring in, or used in the bush <bush planes>



1595

First Known Use of bush

1595

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bush

noun

Definition of bush

chiefly British

  1. :  bushing



Origin and Etymology of bush

Dutch bus bushing, box, from Middle Dutch busse box, from Late Latin buxis — more at box


First Known Use: 1566

Other Hardware Terms


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bush

adjective

Definition of bush

  1. :  falling below acceptable standards :  unprofessional <bush behavior>



Origin and Etymology of bush

short for bush-league


First Known Use: 1959


Bush

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biographical name \ˈbu̇sh\

Definition of Bush

  1. George (Herbert Walker) 1924–     Am. polit.; 41st pres. of the United States (1989–93)




Bush

biographical name

Definition of Bush

  1. George W(alker) 1946–     son of prec. Am. polit.; 43d pres. of the United States (2001–09)




Bush

biographical name

Definition of Bush

  1. Van*ne*var play \və-ˈnē-vər\ 1890–1974 Am. electrical engineer





BUSH Defined for Kids

bush

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noun \ˈbu̇sh\

Definition of bush for Students

  1. 1 :  a usually low shrub with many branches

  2. 2 :  a stretch of uncleared or lightly settled country





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