- The definition of a bush is a woody shrub or group of shrubs.
The shrubs planted in landscaping often near a fence or front door are an example of a bush.
A bush with bright red flowers.
bush definition by Webster's New World
- a woody plant having many stems branching out low instead of one main stem or trunk; shrub
- a thicket of shrubs
- anything resembling a bush; esp.,
- a thickly furred tail
- Slang a beard
Origin: < Colonial Du bosch, bushshrubby woodland or uncleared country, esp. wild or unsettled frontier country: usually with the
- a branch of ivy as a symbol for wine, formerly used on tavern signboards
- Obsolete a tavern
Origin: Middle English ; from Old English busc (in place names) ; from West Germanic an unverified form busk-; Middle English busk, bosk ; from Midieval Latin boscus ; from Frankish busk, of same West Germanic origin, originally
Origin: see bush leagueSlang unprofessional, cheap, petty, etc.
Origin: Middle Dutch busse, box ; from Midieval Latin buxis: see box
- Bush, George (Herbert Walker) 1924-; 41st president of the U.S. (1989-93)
- Bush, George W(alker) 1946-; 43d president of the U.S. (2001-): son of George
- Bush, Vannevar 1890-1974; U.S. electrical engineer & administrator
bush definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- A low shrub with many branches.
- A thick growth of shrubs; a thicket.
- a. Land covered with dense vegetation or undergrowth.b. Land remote from settlement: the Australian bush.
- a. A shaggy mass, as of hair.b. Vulgar Slang A growth of pubic hair.
- A fox's tail.
- a. Archaic A clump of ivy hung outside a tavern to indicate the availability of wine inside.b. Obsolete A tavern.
- To grow or branch out like a bush.
- To extend in a bushy growth.
Origin: Middle English, partly from Old English busc, partly from Old French bois, wood (of Germanic origin) and partly of Scandinavian origin (akin to Danish busk). N., sense 3, possibly from Dutch bosch.
transitive verb bushed, bush·ing, bush·es
Origin: From bush, bushing, possibly alteration of Dutch bus, box.
, Barbara Born 1925.
, George Herbert Walker Born 1924.
, George Walker Born 1946.
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, Vannevar 1890-1974.
bush - Phrases/Idioms
beat around the bush