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perennial plant which has woody stems and branches and ranges in height from very low to the size of a small tree, shrub; wilderness, outback; tuft; minor league
family name; George Walker Bush (born 1946), 43rd president of the United States (2001 to 2009), former governor of Texas, son of George Herbert Walker Bush; George Herbert Walker Bush (born 1924), 41st president of the United States (1989-1993)
Bush Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
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.
  
(v. t.)
To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.
  
(v. t.)
To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.
  
(v. i.)
To branch thickly in the manner of a bush.
  
(n.)
The tail, or brush, of a fox.
  
(n.)
A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.
  
(n.)
A shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs.
  
(n.)
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.
  
(n.)
A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines.
  
(n.)
A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored.
  
(n.)
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.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

bush
\bush\ (&?;), n. [oe. bosch, busch, buysch, bosk, busk; akin to d. bosch, ohg. busc, g. busch, icel. būskr, būski, 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.]
1. a thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.
note: this was the original sense of the word, as in the dutch bosch, a wood, and was so used by chaucer. in this sense it is extensively used in the british colonies, especially at the cape of good hope, and also in australia and canada; as, to live or settle in the bush.
2. a shrub; esp., a shrub with branches rising from or near the root; a thick shrub or a cluster of shrubs. to bind a bush of thorns among sweet-smelling flowers.
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. if it be true that good wine needs no bush, 't is true that a good play needs no epilogue.
5. (hunting) the tail, or brush, of a fox.


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The Phrase Finder
Meaning
It's better to have something small and reliable than something big and risky.
Origin
The same sentiment comes from the Bible, Old Testament, Ecclesiastes ix - A living dog is better than a dead lion.
Meaning
To prevaricate and avoid coming to a conclusion.
Origin
From hunting, where huntsmen gingerly beat around bushes that might contain a dangerous quarry.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
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JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Eithinen = n. a furze bush
Gwryswydden = a. gooseberry bush
Llwyn = n. a quick turn; a quirk; the loin; a grove; a bush
Mierinllwyn = n. bramble bush
Perth = n. a thorn bush; a brake
Perthen = n. a thorn bush
Twmpath = n. a tump; a bush
Twyn = n. a hillock; a bush
Twynyn = n. a tump; a bush
Anagram
  hubs
Australian Slang
1. hinterland, Outback, anywhere that isn't in town; 2. the bush - untamed scrub, woods, forests of rural Australia in its natural state; rural Australia in general; 3. pubic hair; 4. rough it; camp out: “bushing it under the stars”
stereotype of a male from the bush who is crude, mean, stingy, lazy, cruel, dishonest, etc., the very epitome of every vice (from a crude poem "The Captain of the Push" attributed to Henry Lawson)
not get to the point on a subject
(n. or adj.) person of indeterminate religious persuasion
1. clearing virgin bush; 2. (in bush walking) making a path through virgin bush; 3. driving a vehicle through virgin bush
hat (as used to fan camp fires)
act of blowing nasal mucus through one nostril while closing the other off with a finger
person with a good knowledge of the law, but without legal qualifications; person who uses casuistry when arguing, especially by inventive interpretation of rules, terms, etc.
unattractive woman
town gossip network, rumors
town gossip network, rumors
campfire; looking up at the stars
food derived from the surrounding bush countryside (berries, roots, small animals etc.); simple fare
1. something untrue; 2. fictitious week when country people come to town; 3. circumstances in which unsuspecting people are imposed upon: “What do you think this is - bush week?”
town gossip network, rumors
town gossip network, rumors
to go off road in a vehicle, forcing one's way through untouched bush
highwayman, outlaw
1. extremely fatigued; beaten; exhausted; 2. astonished; annoyed
bushranger; one who lives in the bush; a bushie; often viewed as unsohpisticated
hiking in the bush
to go into hiding; to turn one's back on civilisation; adopt a way of life close to nature
unmanageable hair
all or nothing, as in making a do or die attempt, gambling against the odds, etc.
disappear suddenly from one's normal surroundings or circle of friends
the untamed scrub, woods, forests of rural Australia in its natural state, also refers to rural Australia in general
somebody tells someone something not true
London Slang
another word for vagina.
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
1. the female genitals, but alluding to the pubic hair
2. see marijuana
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. 43rd President of the United States; son of George Herbert Walker Bush (born in 1946)
(synonym) George Bush, George W. Bush, George Walker Bush, President Bush, President George W. Bush, Dubyuh, Dubya
(hypernym) President of the United States, United States President, President, Chief Executive
2. 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)
(synonym) Vannevar Bush
(hypernym) electrical engineer
3. Vice President under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924)
(synonym) George Bush, George H.W. Bush, George Herbert Walker Bush, President Bush
(hypernym) President of the United States, United States President, President, Chief Executive

Noun
1. a low woody perennial plant usually having several major branches
(synonym) shrub
(hypernym) woody plant, ligneous plant
(hyponym) Catha edulis
(member-holonym) shrubbery
2. a large wilderness area
(hypernym) wilderness, wild
(hyponym) outback
3. dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
(synonym) scrub, chaparral
(hypernym) vegetation, flora
4. hair growing in the pubic area
(synonym) pubic hair, crotch hair
(hypernym) hair
(hyponym) minge
(part-holonym) adult body

Verb
1. provide with a bushing
(hypernym) supply, provide, render, furnish
(derivation) bushing

Adjective
1. not of the highest quality or sophistication
(synonym) bush-league
(similar) inferior
Bush Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Company Info: Ticker, Name, Description
BUSH INDUSTRIES INC
Exchange: NYSE
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Bush Definition from Government Dictionaries & Glossaries
US Zip Codes
State: KENTUCKY
City: BUSH
State: LOUISIANA
City: BUSH
Bush Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Quotations
The winner of the hoop race will be the first to realize her dream, not society's dream, her own personal dream.
  
Bush Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
Wikipedia English - The Free Encyclopedia
Bush may refer to:

People
US Presidents
  • George H. W. Bush, the 41st president of the United States of America
  • George W. Bush, the 43rd president of the United States of America

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Bush Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
Metal let into the sheaves of blocks which have iron pins.
Bush Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Cocktails
1 part Baileys
1 part Old Bushmills Irish Whiskey

Serve in rocks glass.
Bush Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
in which Jehovah appeared to Moses in the wilderness (Ex. 3:2; Acts 7:30). It is difficult to say what particular kind of plant or bush is here meant. Probably it was the mimosa or acacia. The words "in the bush" in Mark 12:26; Luke 20:37, mean "in the passage or paragraph on the bush;" i.e., in Ex. 3.
Smith's Bible Dictionary

The Hebrew word seneh occurs only in those passages which refer to Jehovah's appearance to Moses "in the flame of fire in the bush." (Exodus 3:2,3,4; 33:16) It is quite impossible to say what kind of thorn bush is intended; but it was probably the acacia a small variety of the shittim tree found in the Sinai region.
  
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
Shamer, prison; bush; lees; thorn
  
bush
  
a bush; enmity
  
a bush; enmity
  
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About