Definitions for: Bush


[n] hair growing in the pubic area
[n] dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
[n] a large wilderness area
[n] Vice President under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (1924-)
[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)
[n] 43rd President of the United States (born in 1946)
[n]
[v] provide with a bushing



Webster (1913) Definition: 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
forest.

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
bush.

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
itself.

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.


Bush, v. i.
To branch thickly in the manner of a bush. ``The bushing
alders.'' --Pope.


Bush, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bushed (?); p. pr. & vb. n.
Bushing.]
1. To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush
peas.

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.


Bush, n. [D. bus a box, akin to E. box; or F. boucher to
plug.]
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.
--Knight.

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.


Bush, v. t.
To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.

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

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