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Definition of rush:

  1. A moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of winds; a rush of water.
  2. A name given to many aquatic or marsh- growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus.
  3. A perfect recitation.
  4. A rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush line; the end rush.
  5. Great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business.
  6. The act of running with the ball.
  7. The merest trifle; a straw.
  8. To enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush business or speculation.
  9. To move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice.
  10. To push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to hurry forward.
  11. To recite ( a lesson) or pass ( an examination) without an error.


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