Definition of bushel
- bushels of money
picked up a bushel of decorations at the after-Christmas sale
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First Known Use: 14th centurySee Words from the same year
abundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, bucket, bunch, bundle, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, loads, lot, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, volume, wad, wealth, yard;
ace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, tad, touch, trace;
all kinds (of), quite a bit;
First Known Use: circa 1877See Words from the same year
: a unit for measuring an amount of fruit and grain that is equal to about 35.2 liters in the U.S. and to about 36.4 liters in the U.K.
bushels : a large amount of something
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