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Meaning of BUSH

Pronunciation:  bûsh, bûsh

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  hair growing in the pubic area
  2. [n]  dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
  3. [n]  a large wilderness area
  4. [n]  Vice President under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (1924-)
  5. [n]  United States electrical engineer who designed an early analogue computer and who led the scientific program of the United States during World War II (1890-1974)
  6. [n]  43rd President of the United States (born in 1946)
  7. [n]  
  8. [v]  provide with a bushing

BUSH is a 4 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: chaparral, crotch hair, Dubyuh, George Bush, George Herbert Walker Bush, George W. Bush, George Walker Bush, President Bush, pubic hair, scrub, shrub, Vannevar Bush
 See Also: Acocanthera oblongifolia, Acocanthera oppositifolia, Acocanthera spectabilis, Acocanthera venenata, Adam's apple, Adenium multiflorum, Adenium obesum, adult body, allspice, alpine totara, American angelica tree, American spicebush, Anadenanthera colubrina, Aralia elata, Aralia spinosa, Aralia stipulata, Argyroxiphium sandwicense, artemisia, Baccharis halimifolia, Baccharis pilularis, Baccharis viminea, barberry, barilla, Bassia scoparia, Batis maritima, belvedere, Benjamin bush, Benzoin odoriferum, Biscutalla laevigata, black bead, black greasewood, blue cohosh, blueberry root, Brassaia actinophylla, buckler mustard, burning bush, bush poppy, bushman's poison, calliandra, caper, carissa, catclaw, cat's-claw, Caulophyllum thalictrioides, Caulophyllum thalictroides, chaparral broom, Chief Executive, Chilean rimu, Chimonanthus praecox, Chinese angelica, Chinese angelica tree, coffee rose, Comptonia asplenifolia, Comptonia peregrina, consumption weed, corkwood, corkwood tree, cotton-seed tree, coyote brush, coyote bush, crape jasmine, crepe gardenia, crepe jasmine, Cycloloma atriplicifolium, Dacridium laxifolius, desert rose, devil's walking stick, East Indian rosebay, electrical engineer, ephedra, firebush, flora, frangipani, frangipanni, furnish, glasswort, goldenbush, greasewood, groundsel bush, groundsel tree, hair, Hazardia cana, Hercules'-club, hoary golden bush, hollygrape, holly-leaves barberry, impala lily, Japan allspice, Japanese allspice, Japanese angelica tree, joint fir, kali, kelpwort, kidney wort, Kochia scoparia, kudu lily, Leitneria floridana, Lepidothamnus fonkii, Lepidothamnus laxifolius, ligneous plant, Lindera benzoin, Lysiloma sabicu, Mahonia aquifolium, Mahonia nervosa, mesquit, mesquite, Microstrobos niphophilus, mimosa, minge, mock azalia, mountain grape, mountain rimu, mule fat, Myrica gale, Nero's crown, ordeal tree, Oregon grape, Oregon holly grape, outback, papoose root, papooseroot, pepper shrub, pinwheel flower, Piptadenia macrocarpa, Pithecellodium unguis-cati, Podocarpus nivalis, poison arrow plant, President, President of the United States, provide, Pseudowintera colorata, rauvolfia, rauwolfia, render, Russian cactus, Russian thistle, Russian tumbleweed, sabicu, Salsola kali, Salsola kali tenuifolia, Salsola soda, saltbush, saltwort, Sarcobatus vermiculatus, Schefflera actinophylla, Scotch gale, shrubbery, silversword, spice bush, spicebush, squaw root, squawroot, strophanthus, summer cypress, supply, sweet fern, sweet gale, Tabernaemontana divaricate, Tasman dwarf pine, Thevetia neriifolia, Thevetia peruviana, tree poppy, tumbleweed, umbrella tree, vegetation, wax myrtle, wild, wilderness, winged pigweed, winter sweet, Wintera colorata, woody plant, yellow oleander



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bush\, n. [OE. bosch, busch, buysch, bosk, busk; akin to
    D. bosch, OHG. busc, G. busch, Icel. b[=u]skr, b[=u]ski, Dan.
    busk, Sw. buske, and also to LL. boscus, buscus, Pr. bosc,
    It. bosco, Sp. & Pg. bosque, F. bois, OF. bos. Whether the
    LL. or G. form is the original is uncertain; if the LL., it
    is perh. from the same source as E. box a case. Cf. {Ambush},
    {Boscage}, {Bouquet}, {Box} a case.]
    1. A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild
    Note: This was the original sense of the word, as in the
          Dutch bosch, a wood, and was so used by Chaucer. In
          this sense it is extensively used in the British
          colonies, especially at the Cape of Good Hope, and also
          in Australia and Canada; as, to live or settle in the
    2. A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near
       the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.
             To bind a bush of thorns among sweet-smelling
             flowers.                              --Gascoigne.
    3. A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as,
       bushes to support pea vines.
    4. A shrub or branch, properly, a branch of ivy (as sacred to
       Bacchus), hung out at vintners' doors, or as a tavern
       sign; hence, a tavern sign, and symbolically, the tavern
             If it be true that good wine needs no bush, 't is
             true that a good play needs no epilogue. --Shak.
    5. (Hunting) The tail, or brush, of a fox.
    {To beat about the bush}, to approach anything in a
       round-about manner, instead of coming directly to it; -- a
       metaphor taken from hunting.
    {Bush bean} (Bot.), a variety of bean which is low and
       requires no support ({Phaseolus vulgaris}, variety
       {nanus}). See {Bean}, 1.
    {Bush buck}, or {Bush goat} (Zo["o]l.), a beautiful South
       African antelope ({Tragelaphus sylvaticus}); -- so called
       because found mainly in wooden localities. The name is
       also applied to other species.
    {Bush cat} (Zo["o]l.), the serval. See {Serval}.
    {Bush chat} (Zo["o]l.), a bird of the genus {Pratincola}, of
       the Thrush family.
    {Bush dog}. (Zo["o]l.) See {Potto}.
    {Bush hammer}. See {Bushhammer} in the Vocabulary.
    {Bush harrow} (Agric.) See under {Harrow}.
    {Bush hog} (Zo["o]l.), a South African wild hog
       ({Potamoch[oe]rus Africanus}); -- called also {bush pig},
       and {water hog}.
    {Bush master} (Zo["o]l.), a venomous snake ({Lachesis mutus})
       of Guinea; -- called also {surucucu}.
    {Bush pea} (Bot.), a variety of pea that needs to be bushed.
    {Bush shrike} (Zo["o]l.), a bird of the genus {Thamnophilus},
       and allied genera; -- called also {batarg}. Many species
       inhabit tropical America.
    {Bush tit} (Zo["o]l.), a small bird of the genus
       {Psaltriparus}, allied to the titmouse. {P. minimus}
       inhabits California.
  2. \Bush\, v. i.
    To branch thickly in the manner of a bush. ``The bushing
    alders.'' --Pope.
  3. \Bush\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bushed} (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush
    2. To use a bush harrow on (land), for covering seeds sown;
       to harrow with a bush; as, to bush a piece of land; to
       bush seeds into the ground.
  4. \Bush\, n. [D. bus a box, akin to E. box; or F. boucher to
    1. (Mech.) A lining for a hole to make it smaller; a thimble
       or ring of metal or wood inserted in a plate or other part
       of machinery to receive the wear of a pivot or arbor.
    Note: In the larger machines, such a piece is called a box,
          particularly in the United States.
    2. (Gun.) A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through
       which the venthole is bored. --Farrow.
  5. \Bush\, v. t.
    To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a bush, symbolizes feminine emotions and desires. It may also be a reference to the female genitalia. Dreaming that you are hiding behind a bush, suggests that you are keeping something a secret. You may also be seeking protection. You are not being completely open.
Biology Dictionary
 Definition: A community of shrubs.
Easton Bible Dictionary

in which Jehovah appeared to Moses in the wilderness (Ex. 3:2; Acts 7:30). It is difficult to say what particular kind of plant or bush is here meant. Probably it was the mimosa or acacia. The words "in the bush" in Mark 12:26; Luke 20:37, mean "in the passage or paragraph on the bush;" i.e., in Ex. 3.

Thesaurus Terms
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