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Definition of Bush

Bush

  1. A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.
  2. A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.
  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.
  5. The tail, or brush, of a fox.
  6. To branch thickly in the manner of a bush.
  7. To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.
  8. 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.
  9. 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.
  10. A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored.
  11. To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.

Bush Quotations

Having George W. Bush giving a lecture on business ethics is like having a leper give you a facial, it just doesn't work!
Robin Williams

Kissing a man with a beard is a lot like going to a picnic. You don't mind going through a little bush to get there!
Minnie Pearl

Let the gentle bush dig its root deep and spread upward to split the boulder.
Carl Sandburg

When the media ask George W. Bush a question, he answers, 'Can I use a lifeline?'
Robin Williams

Earth's crammed with heaven, And every common bush afire with God: But only he who sees takes off his shoes.
Elizabeth Barrett Browning
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Bush Translations

bush in Afrikaans is struik
bush in Danish is busk
bush in Dutch is heester, struik
bush in French is buisson, arbuste, brousse
bush in German is Busch, Strauch, Busch, Buchse
bush in Italian is boschetto, arbusto, cespuglio
bush in Portuguese is arbusto
bush in Spanish is arbusto, matorral
bush in Swedish is buske