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bush 1

 (bo͝osh)
n.
1. A low shrub with many branches.
2. A thick growth of shrubs; a thicket.
3.
a. Land covered with dense vegetation or undergrowth.
b. Land remote from settlement: the Australian bush.
4.
a. A shaggy mass, as of hair.
b. Vulgar Slang A growth of pubic hair.
5. A fox's tail.
6.
a. Archaic A clump of ivy hung outside a tavern to indicate the availability of wine inside.
b. Obsolete A tavern.
v. bushed, bush·ing, bushes
v.intr.
1. To grow or branch out like a bush.
2. To extend in a bushy growth.
v.tr.
To decorate, protect, or support with bushes.
adj.
Slang Bush-league; second-rate: "Reviewers here have tended to see in him a kind of bush D.H. Lawrence" (Saturday Review).

[Middle English, partly from Old English busc, partly from Old French bois, wood (of Germanic origin), and partly of Scandinavian origin (akin to Danish busk). N., sense 3, possibly from Dutch bosch.]

bush 2

 (bo͝osh)
tr.v. bushed, bush·ing, bush·es
To furnish or line with a bushing.

[From bush, bushing, possibly alteration of Dutch bus, box.]

Bush

(bʊʃ)
n
1. (Biography) George. born 1924, US Republican politician; vice president of the US (1981–89): 41st president of the US (1989–93)
2. (Biography) his son, George W(alker). born 1946, US Republican politician; 43rd president of the US (2001–09)
3. (Biography) Kate. born 1958, English singer and songwriter: her recordings include "Wuthering Heights" (1978), Hounds of Love (1985), and Aerial (2005)

bush

(bʊʃ)
n
(Mechanical Engineering) Also called (esp US and Canadian): bushing a thin metal sleeve or tubular lining serving as a bearing or guide
vb
(Mechanical Engineering) to fit a bush to (a casing, bearing, etc)
[C15: from Middle Dutch busse box, bush; related to German Büchse tin, Swedish hjulbōssa wheel-box, Late Latin buxis box1]

Bush

(bʊʃ)
n
1. (Biography) George. born 1924, US Republican politician; vice president of the US (1981–89): 41st president of the US (1989–93)
2. (Biography) his son, George W(alker). born 1946, US Republican politician; 43rd president of the US (2001–09)
3. (Biography) Kate. born 1958, English singer and songwriter: her recordings include "Wuthering Heights" (1978), Hounds of Love (1985), and Aerial (2005)

bush1

(bʊʃ)
n.
1. a low plant with many branches that arise from or near the ground.
2. a small cluster of shrubs appearing as a single plant.
3. something resembling or suggesting this, as a shaggy head of hair.
4. a fox's tail.
5.
a. a large uncleared area covered with mixed plant growth, as a jungle.
b. a large, sparsely populated, mostly uncleared area, as areas of Australia.
c. Canadian. wood lot.
6. Archaic. a wineshop or tavern.
v.i.
7. to branch or spread as or like a bush.
v.t.
8. to cover, support, or mark with bushes.
adj. Idioms:
1. beat around or about the bush, to avoid talking about a subject directly.
2. beat the bushes, to search far and wide.
[before 1000; Middle English busshe, Old English busc (in place names)]
bush′less, adj.
bush′like`, adj.

bush2

(bʊʃ)
n.
1. a lining of metal or the like set into an orifice to guard against wearing.
2. a bushing.
v.t.
3. to furnish with a bush.
[1560–70; < Middle Dutch bussche; see box1]

Bush

(bʊʃ)

n.
1. George (Herbert Walker), born 1924, vice president of the U.S. 1981–89; 41st president 1989–93.
2. his son, George W(alker) (""Dubya''), born 1946, U.S. politician: governor of Texas 1994–2001; 43rd president of the U.S. since 2001.

bush.

bushel.

Bush

 Examples: bush of broom, 1670; of ivy (used as inn sign); of ostrich feathers, 1530; of spears, 1513; of thorns; of wood, 1639.

bush


Past participle: bushed
Gerund: bushing

Imperative
bush
bush
Present
I bush
you bush
he/she/it bushes
we bush
you bush
they bush
Preterite
I bushed
you bushed
he/she/it bushed
we bushed
you bushed
they bushed
Present Continuous
I am bushing
you are bushing
he/she/it is bushing
we are bushing
you are bushing
they are bushing
Present Perfect
I have bushed
you have bushed
he/she/it has bushed
we have bushed
you have bushed
they have bushed
Past Continuous
I was bushing
you were bushing
he/she/it was bushing
we were bushing
you were bushing
they were bushing
Past Perfect
I had bushed
you had bushed
he/she/it had bushed
we had bushed
you had bushed
they had bushed
Future
I will bush
you will bush
he/she/it will bush
we will bush
you will bush
they will bush
Future Perfect
I will have bushed
you will have bushed
he/she/it will have bushed
we will have bushed
you will have bushed
they will have bushed
Future Continuous
I will be bushing
you will be bushing
he/she/it will be bushing
we will be bushing
you will be bushing
they will be bushing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been bushing
you have been bushing
he/she/it has been bushing
we have been bushing
you have been bushing
they have been bushing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been bushing
you will have been bushing
he/she/it will have been bushing
we will have been bushing
you will have been bushing
they will have been bushing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been bushing
you had been bushing
he/she/it had been bushing
we had been bushing
you had been bushing
they had been bushing
Conditional
I would bush
you would bush
he/she/it would bush
we would bush
you would bush
they would bush
Past Conditional
I would have bushed
you would have bushed
he/she/it would have bushed
we would have bushed
you would have bushed
they would have bushed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bush - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stemsbush - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
shrubbery - a collection of shrubs growing together
Catha edulis - a shrub that is cultivated by Arabs for its leaves which are chewed or used to make tea
ephedra, joint fir - jointed and nearly leafless desert shrub having reduced scalelike leaves and reddish fleshy seeds
alpine totara, Podocarpus nivalis - low wide-spreading coniferous shrub of New Zealand mountains
Chilean rimu, Lepidothamnus fonkii - about the hardiest Podocarpaceae species; prostrate spreading shrub similar to mountain rimu; mountains of southern Chile
Dacridium laxifolius, Lepidothamnus laxifolius, mountain rimu - low-growing to prostrate shrub with slender trailing branches; New Zealand
Microstrobos niphophilus, Tasman dwarf pine - small shrub or Tasmania having short stiff branches
barberry - any of numerous plants of the genus Berberis having prickly stems and yellow flowers followed by small red berries
blue cohosh, blueberry root, Caulophyllum thalictrioides, Caulophyllum thalictroides, papoose root, papooseroot, squaw root, squawroot - tall herb of eastern North America and Asia having blue berrylike fruit and a thick knotty rootstock formerly used medicinally
hollygrape, holly-leaves barberry, Mahonia aquifolium, mountain grape, Oregon holly grape, Oregon grape - ornamental evergreen shrub of Pacific coast of North America having dark green pinnate leaves and racemes of yellow flowers followed by blue-black berries
Mahonia nervosa, Oregon grape - small shrub with grey-green leaves and yellow flowers followed by glaucous blue berries
allspice - deciduous shrubs having aromatic bark; eastern China; southwestern and eastern United States
Chimonanthus praecox, Japan allspice, Japanese allspice, winter sweet - deciduous Japanese shrub cultivated for its fragrant yellow flowers
American spicebush, Benjamin bush, Benzoin odoriferum, Lindera benzoin, spice bush, spicebush - deciduous shrub of the eastern United States having highly aromatic leaves and bark and yellow flowers followed by scarlet or yellow berries
pepper shrub, Pseudowintera colorata, Wintera colorata - evergreen shrub or small tree whose foliage is conspicuously blotched with red and yellow and having small black fruits
Myrica gale, Scotch gale, sweet gale - bog shrub of north temperate zone having bitter-tasting fragrant leaves
wax myrtle - any shrub or small tree of the genus Myrica with aromatic foliage and small wax-coated berries
Comptonia asplenifolia, Comptonia peregrina, sweet fern - deciduous shrub of eastern North America with sweet scented fernlike leaves and tiny white flowers
corkwood, corkwood tree, Leitneria floridana - very small deciduous dioecious tree or shrub of damp habitats in southeastern United States having extremely light wood
mimosa - any of various tropical shrubs or trees of the genus Mimosa having usually yellow flowers and compound leaves
Anadenanthera colubrina, Piptadenia macrocarpa - Brazilian shrub having twice-pinnate leaves and small spicate flowers followed by flat or irregularly torulose pods; sometimes placed in genus Piptadenia
calliandra - any of various shrubs and small trees valued for their fine foliage and attractive spreading habit and clustered white to deep pink or red flowers
Lysiloma sabicu, sabicu - West Indian tree yielding a hard dark brown wood resembling mahogany in texture and value
black bead, catclaw, cat's-claw, Pithecellodium unguis-cati - erect shrub with small if any spines having racemes of white to yellow flowers followed by curved pointed pods and black shiny seeds; West Indies and Florida
mesquit, mesquite - any of several small spiny trees or shrubs of the genus Prosopis having small flowers in axillary cylindrical spikes followed by large pods rich in sugar
Acocanthera oblongifolia, Acocanthera spectabilis, poison arrow plant, winter sweet - medium-sized shrubby tree of South Africa having thick leathery evergreen leaves and white or pink flowers and globose usually two-seeded purplish black fruits
Acocanthera oppositifolia, Acocanthera venenata, bushman's poison, ordeal tree - evergreen shrub or tree of South Africa
Adenium multiflorum, Adenium obesum, desert rose, impala lily, kudu lily, mock azalia - South African shrub having a swollen succulent stem and bearing showy pink and white flowers after the leaves fall; popular as an ornamental in tropics
2.bush - a large wilderness area
outback - the bush country of the interior of Australia
wild, wilderness - a wild and uninhabited area left in its natural condition; "it was a wilderness preserved for the hawks and mountaineers"
3.bush - dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
botany, flora, vegetation - all the plant life in a particular region or period; "Pleistocene vegetation"; "the flora of southern California"; "the botany of China"
4.bush - 43rd President of the United StatesBush - 43rd President of the United States; son of George Herbert Walker Bush (born in 1946)
5.bush - 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)Bush - 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.Bush - vice president under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924)
7.bush - hair growing in the pubic area
adult body - the body of an adult human being
hair - a covering for the body (or parts of it) consisting of a dense growth of threadlike structures (as on the human head); helps to prevent heat loss; "he combed his hair"; "each hair consists of layers of dead keratinized cells"
minge - vulgar term for a woman's pubic hair or genitals
Verb1.bush - provide with a bushing
furnish, provide, supply, render - give something useful or necessary to; "We provided the room with an electrical heater"
Adj.1.bush - not of the highest quality or sophistication
inferior - of low or inferior quality

bush

noun shrub, plant, hedge, undergrowth, thicket, shrubbery Trees and bushes grow down to the water's edge.
the bush the wilds, brush, wilderness, scrub, woodland, remote areas, the outback, backwoods, back country (U.S.), scrubland, backlands (U.S.) He was shot dead while travelling in the bush.

bush

noun
An uninhabited region left in its natural state:
Translations
دَغَلدغْـل شائِكشُجَيْرَةشُجيره، ايْكَه
arbust
keřkřovíbuš
buskbuskadsjungleurskovbush
pensaspuskapensaikko
grmšikara
ősbozótosőserdő
óbyggîirrunni
低木茂み
관목덤불
brūzgynaikrūmaskrūmynaivešlus
krūms
arbust
buškerkrík
grm
buskeskogsland
ต้นไม้เตี้ยพุ่มไม้
çalıçalılıkçalılık arazifunda
bụi rậmcây bụi

bush

1 [bʊʃ]
A. N
1. (= shrub) → arbusto m, mata f; (= thicket) (also bushes) → matorral m
to beat about the bushandarse con rodeos or por las ramas
2. (in Africa, Australia) the bushel monte
B. CPD bush baby N (Zool) → lemúrido m
bush fire Nincendio m de monte
bush telegraph N (fig) → teléfono m árabe

bush

2 [bʊʃ] N (Tech) → cojinete m

bush

[ˈbʊʃ] n
(= plant) → buisson m
to beat about the bush → tourner autour du pot
(= scrub land) → brousse f

bush

:
bush league
n (US) → Provinzliga f
bush leaguer
n (US) → Provinzspieler m; (fig)Dilettant m
bushman
n (Austral) jd, der im Busch lebt und arbeitet
Bushman
n (in S Africa) → Buschmann m
bushranger
n
(Austral) → Bandit m, → Strauchdieb m (dated)
(US, Canada) jd, der in der Wildnis lebt
bush telegraph
n (lit)Urwaldtelefon nt; I heard it on the bush (fig inf)ich habe da so was läuten gehört (inf), → das ist mir zu Ohren gekommen
bushwhack
vt (= ambush)(aus dem Hinterhalt) überfallen
bushwhacker
n (= frontiersman) jd, der in den Wäldern haust (= bandit)Bandit m; (= guerilla)Guerilla(kämpfer) m

bush

1
n
(= shrub)Busch m, → Strauch m; (= thicket: also bushes) → Gebüsch nt; to beat about (Brit) or around the bush (fig)um den heißen Brei herumreden; (= not act, take decision etc)wie die Katze um den heißen Brei herumschleichen
(in Africa, Australia) → Busch m; (Austral: = the country) → freies or offenes Land
(fig) bush of hairHaarschopf m

bush

2
n (Tech) → Buchse f

bush

[bʊʃ] n
a.cespuglio
b. (in Africa, Australia) the bushla boscaglia

bush

(buʃ) noun
1. a growing thing between a tree and a plant in size. a rose bush.
2. (in Australia, Africa etc) wild uncultivated country.
ˈbushy adjective
thick and spreading. bushy eyebrows; a bushy tail.

bush

دَغَل, شُجَيْرَة keř, křoví busk, buskads Busch, Gebüsch θάμνος, λόχμη arbusto, maleza, monte pensaikko, pensas broussailles, buisson grm, šikara arbusto, cespuglio 低木, 茂み 관목, 덤불 struik, struikgewas busk, krattskog krzak, tulejka arbusto, bosque, moita куст, кустарник buske, skogsland ต้นไม้เตี้ย, พุ่มไม้ çalı, çalılık bụi rậm, cây bụi 灌木丛, 矮树丛
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As everyone exclaimed, and Beth hugged the cropped head tenderly, Jo assumed an indifferent air, which did not deceive anyone a particle, and said, rumpling up the brown bush and trying to look as if she liked it, "It doesn't affect the fate of the nation, so don't wail, Beth.
Her mother married Bush Milton, the carriage painter of Winesburg, and she herself became a member of the Winesburg Method- ist Church.
But the young inventor quickly elevated the muzzle, and the deadly missile went hissing through the air over the head of a native Indian who, at that moment, stepped from the bush.
The whole prairie was like the bush that burned with fire and was not consumed.
In the fullness of their revelry, they fluttered, chirping and frolicking from bush to bush, and tree to tree, capricious from the very profusion and variety around them.
I now perceived still more how she had been beating about the bush and how weary at last it had made her.
Unlike the straight perpendicular twin-jets of the Right Whale, which, dividing at top, falls over in two branches, like the cleft drooping boughs of a willow, the single forward-slanting spout of the Sperm Whale presents a thick curled bush of white mist, continually rising and falling away to leeward.
John is a cautious man," he said, with a droll smile, "and it is not always easy to get his opinion about people, so I thought if I beat the bush on this side the birds would fly out, and I should learn what I wanted to know quickly; so now we will come to business.
Then he lay for hours, just gazing and drinking in joy; until at last he felt sleepy, and lay down in the shade of a bush.
There's no use in beating about the bush and trying to get around it that way, Sandy, it's SO, just as I say.
I got up on a pretty high rock, and got a good start, and went swooping down, aiming for a bush a little over three hundred yards off; but I couldn't seem to calculate for the wind, which was about two points abaft my beam.
Just then I see a man coming down on a mule, and before I thought I jumped into the bush.