Definitions of bush

  1. hair growing in the pubic area
  2. dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
  3. a large wilderness area
  4. Vice President under Reagan and 41st President of the United States ( 1924-)
  5. 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. 43rd President of the United States ( born in 1946)
  7. Vice President under Reagan and 41st President of the United States ( born in 1924)
  8. a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches
  9. not of the highest quality or sophistication
  10. A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.
  11. A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.
  12. A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines.
  13. 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.
  14. To branch thickly in the manner of a bush.
  15. To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.
  16. 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.
  17. 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.
  18. A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored.
  19. To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.
  20. The tail or brush of a fox.
  21. A thick shrub; a forest region; wild, uncleared country.
  22. 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.
  23. The metal box or lining of any cylinder in which an axle works.
  24. A branching shrub; a branch.
  25. A thickly branching shrub.
  26. A forest with under growth.
  27. A bough.
  28. 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.
  29. 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.
  30. To prop up with bushes. To beat about the bush, not to set straightforwardly to work.
  31. To furnish a block with a brush.
  32. To grow thick or bushy.
  33. 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.
  34. 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.
  35. To line any hole or orifice with metal.

Usage examples for bush

  1. No, I must first tell you that there was near me then no house, nor tree, nor even bush, that it could have dropped or jumped off from. – Stories of Many Lands by Grace Greenwood
  2. At last I got to a place where, lying at full length, and holding on with one hand by the branch of a bush, I could lift the water with the other to my mouth. – In the Rocky Mountains by W. H. G. Kingston
  3. I wouldn't like to take her out in the Bush. – Joe Wilson and His Mates by Henry Lawson
  4. The other Zulus made for the bush and concealed themselves from view. – The White Chief of the Caffres by A.W. Drayson
  5. I don't intend to beat about the bush at all. – Frank Merriwell's Reward by Burt L. Standish
  6. Into the bush to look at a mine. – Vane of the Timberlands by Harold Bindloss
  7. " That splendid rose- bush," he began faintly. – The King in Yellow by Robert W. Chambers
  8. You are always going about the bush! – Donal Grant by George MacDonald
  9. There was no beating about the bush wi' me. – The Matador of the Five Towns and Other Stories by Arnold Bennett
  10. You must have the bird in your heart before you can find it in the bush. – Locusts and Wild Honey by John Burroughs
  11. Well, just to the nor'ard of it there's a bush with a lot of white flowers upon it. – Turned Adrift by Harry Collingwood
  12. At any rate, I shall go into the bush, this spring; and Littlepage and Follock, being excellent companions, I propose to join their company. – Satanstoe by James Fenimore Cooper
  13. Thought you were going to eat all there were on the bush. – Tabitha's Vacation by Ruth Alberta Brown
  14. Trove had no longer any doubt of this- that the stranger he had seen at Darrel's had been hiding in the bush that day whose events were now so important. – Darrel of the Blessed Isles by Irving Bacheller
  15. For a little while I sat behind a bush at the water's edge, feeling a coward, but wholly unable to scold myself for it. – The Life of Thomas Wanless, Peasant by Alexander Johnstone Wilson
  16. Calvary Church, Bush street. – Sixty Years of California Song by Margaret Blake-Alverson
  17. I see a bush over the door. – Rosinante to the Road Again by John Dos Passos
  18. After thinking it out, I decided it would be less suspicious to go through just after daylight when there were a few people about, so I lay up and went to sleep in a bush in the middle of a water meadow. – The Escaping Club by A. J. Evans