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Definition of bush:

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


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