gush·​er | \ ˈgə-shər How to pronounce gusher (audio) \

Definition of gusher

: one that gushes specifically : an oil well with a copious natural flow

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The streaming service has upended the TV industry with a gusher of programming beyond that of any other outlet. Beth Harris, The Seattle Times, "Michelle Williams returns to TV as dancer Gwen Verdon," 5 Feb. 2019 Newsletter Sign-up The discussions come amid a gusher of technology giants charging toward newly volatile public markets. Rob Copeland, WSJ, "Secretive Data Company Palantir Weighs Giant Public Offering," 18 Oct. 2018 The discussions come amid a gusher of technology giants — including Uber, Lyft, Slack and Postmates — charging toward newly volatile public markets. Recode Staff, Recode, "Recode Daily: Uber is building tools to Uber-ize all kinds of work," 19 Oct. 2018 That all came in large part from the rise of independent producers who pioneered technological innovations in drilling sideways to tap new gushers of oil and gas from shale rock more than a mile underground. Timothy Puko, WSJ, "Oil-and-Gas Lobby Reaches Outside of Energy for New Leader," 2 May 2018 Meanwhile a Journal editorial recently noted the gusher of revenue such states are enjoying thanks to the Trump tax reform and a rising economy. James Freeman, WSJ, "Is Trump Saving the Blue States?," 1 June 2018 Buy Photo On a frigid January evening in 2016, just two weeks into Mayor Kenney’s tenure, a historic, 19th century apartment house off Rittenhouse Square erupted in a gusher of flame and smoke. Inga Saffron,, "A tale of two historic Philadelphia buildings: One rises from the ashes. The other falls to the wrecking ball.," 12 July 2018 See the chart here: And that’s at least in part because of the gusher of money that corporations are directing to investors through stock buybacks and dividends. Tory Newmyer, Washington Post, "The Finance 202: Good news on the economy may not be a result of GOP tax cuts," 8 May 2018 Centuries later, tequila has exploded again, in a gusher that has turned unlikely gringo wildcatters into tequila billionaires. Mark Seal, WSJ, "The Tequila Gold Rush," 19 June 2018

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1864, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of gusher was in 1864

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English Language Learners Definition of gusher

: someone or something that gushes especially : an oil well that produces a large and forceful flow of oil

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of or relating to a parable or parabola

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