Idioms

Origin of bush

1
before 1000; Middle English busshe, Old English busc (in place-names); cognate with Dutch bos wood, German Busch, Old Norse buskr bush

Related forms

bush·less, adjectivebush·like, adjective

Definition for bush (2 of 4)

bush

2
[ boo sh ]
/ bʊʃ /

noun

a lining of metal or the like set into an orifice to guard against wearing by friction, erosion, etc.

verb (used with object)

to furnish with a bush; line with metal.

Origin of bush

2
1560–70; < Middle Dutch bussche; see box1

Definition for bush (3 of 4)

Bush

[ boo sh ]
/ bʊʃ /

noun

BarbaraBarbara Pierce, born 1925, U.S. First Lady 1989–93 (wife of George H. W. Bush).
George (Herbert Walker),born 1924, U.S. politician: vice president 1981–89; 41st president of the U.S. 1989–93.
his sonGeorge W(alker)Dubya, born 1946, U.S. businessman and politician: governor of Texas 1994–2001; 43rd president of the U.S. 2001–09.
Van·ne·var [vuh-nee-vahr, -ver] /vəˈni vɑr, -vər/, 1890–1974, U.S. electrical engineer: education and research administrator.

Definition for bush (4 of 4)

bush.


bushel; bushels.
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British Dictionary definitions for bush (1 of 3)

bush

1
/ (bʊʃ) /

noun

adjective

verb

Word Origin for bush

C13: of Germanic origin; compare Old Norse buski, Old High German busc, Middle Dutch bosch; related to Old French bosc wood, Italian bosco

British Dictionary definitions for bush (2 of 3)

bush

2
/ (bʊʃ) /

noun

Also called (esp US and Canadian): bushing a thin metal sleeve or tubular lining serving as a bearing or guide

verb

to fit a bush to (a casing, bearing, etc)

Word Origin for bush

C15: from Middle Dutch busse box, bush; related to German Büchse tin, Swedish hjulbōssa wheel-box, Late Latin buxis box 1

British Dictionary definitions for bush (3 of 3)

Bush

/ (bʊʃ) /

noun

George . born 1924, US Republican politician; vice president of the US (1981–89): 41st president of the US (1989–93)
his son, George W (alker). born 1946, US Republican politician; 43rd president of the US (2001–09)
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Idioms and Phrases with bush

bush


see beat around the bush; beat the bushes for; bright-eyed and bushy-tailed.

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