Definition and Meanings for bush

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Part of Speech of bush

noun, intransitive verb, transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

Etymology of bush

oe. bosch, busch, buysch, bosk, busk; akin to d. bosch, ohg. busc, g. busch, icel. b, b, 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 d. bus a box, akin to e. box; or f. boucher to plug

Meaning of bush

as noun

  • a thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.
  • a shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.
  • a shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines.
  • 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.
  • the tail, or brush, of a fox.

as intransitive verb

  • to branch thickly in the manner of a bush.

as transitive verb, imperfect, past participle, present participle, verbal noun

  • to set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.
  • 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.

as noun

  • 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.
  • a piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored.

as transitive verb

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