Definitions of bush

  1. To grow thick or bushy.
  2. To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.
  3. 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. To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.
  5. To branch thickly in the manner of a bush.
  6. To prop up with bushes. To beat about the bush, not to set straightforwardly to work.
  7. To furnish a block with a brush.
  8. To line any hole or orifice with metal.
  9. a large wilderness area
  10. Vice President under Reagan and 41st President of the United States ( 1924-)
  11. 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)
  12. A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.
  13. A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.
  14. A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored.
  18. A thick shrub; a forest region; wild, uncleared country.
  19. A shrub thick with branches: anything of bushy tuft- like shape: any wild uncultivated country, esp. at the Cape or in Australia. In the United States, IN THE BUSH means in a new country before it has been cleared up. A SUGAR BUSH, a cluster of sugar maple trees.
  20. The metal box or lining of any cylinder in which an axle works.
  21. A branching shrub; a branch.
  22. A thickly branching shrub.
  23. A forest with under growth.
  24. A bough.
  25. A thick shrub; the bough of a tree; a cluster of shrubs; a branch of ivy hung out as a tavern sign; a wild uncultivated tract of land covered with brushwood, & c.; anything like a bush; the tail of a fox.
  26. A circle of metal let into round holes or orifices, or into the sheaves of such blocks as have iron pins, to prevent their wearing; a thimble.
  27. A shrub or small tree; a collection of shrubs of various kinds; a tract of uncultivated country covered with trees and shrubs of natural growth; a fox's tail.
  28. A round open piece of metal put into sheaves of blocks to prevent them wearing; a circlet of metal put into anything to lessen friction.
  29. Vice President under Reagan and 41st President of the United States ( born in 1924)
  30. a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches