The definition of lush is something that is full or exists in abundance. It also is a woman with a sensuous body.adjective
- An example of lush is vegetation in the rainforest.
- An example of lush is Marilyn Monroe.
Lush is defined as a person who drinks or is drunk a lot.noun
An example of a lush is a person who spends a lot of their time in a bar.YourDictionary definition and usage example. Copyright © 2013 by LoveToKnow Corp.
- tender and full of juice
- of luxuriant growth: lush vegetation
- characterized by a rich growth of vegetation: lush fields
- characterized by richness, abundance, or extravagance, as in ornamentation, invention, etc., often tending to excess: lush writing
Origin: ME lusch, ? echoic var. of lassch, soft, flaccid < OFr lasche, lax, loose < laschier, to loosen < LL *lascare < *lascus, altered by metathesis < L laxus, lax
- Slang alcoholic liquor
- Slang a person who drinks liquor habitually and to excess; esp., an alcoholic
Origin: < ? lush, in sense “full of juice”
intransitive verb, transitive verb
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adjective lush·er, lush·est
- a. Having or characterized by luxuriant vegetation.b. Abundant; plentiful. See Synonyms at profuse.c. Extremely productive; thriving.
- a. Luxurious; opulent: the lush décor of a grand hotel.b. Extremely pleasing to the senses: a lush scent; lush fruit; the lush sounds of an orchestra.c. Voluptuous or sensual.
- Overelaborate or extravagant: lush rhetoric.
Origin: Middle English, relaxed, soft, probably alteration of lache, loose, weak, from Old French lasche, soft, succulent, from laschier, to loosen, from Late Latin laxicāre, to become shaky, frequentative of Latin laxāre, to open, relax, from laxus, loose; see lax.
- lushˈly adverb
- lushˈness noun
Origin: Origin unknown.