• The Mulberry Bush music
    The Mulberry Bush music
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj bush not of the highest quality or sophistication
    • v bush provide with a bushing
    • n bush hair growing in the pubic area
    • n bush dense vegetation consisting of stunted trees or bushes
    • n bush a large wilderness area
    • n Bush vice president under Reagan and 41st President of the United States (born in 1924)
    • n Bush 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)
    • n Bush 43rd President of the United States; son of George Herbert Walker Bush (born in 1946)
    • n bush a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Additional illustrations & photos:

"Bed in the bush with stars to see" "Bed in the bush with stars to see"
Miss Cannon, carrying a parasol, seeing William in the bushes Miss Cannon, carrying a parasol, seeing William in the bushes
shield leaning against a rock surrounded by bushes shield leaning against a rock surrounded by bushes

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: In his youth, United States president George W. Bush used to play for the Midland (Texas) Central Little League. He played the position of the catcher
    • Bush (Mech) 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.
    • Bush (Gun) A piece of copper, screwed into a gun, through which the venthole is bored.
    • Bush A shrub cut off, or a shrublike branch of a tree; as, bushes to support pea vines.
    • Bush 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."
    • Bush 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."
    • Bush A thicket, or place abounding in trees or shrubs; a wild forest.
    • Bush (Hunting) The tail, or brush, of a fox.
    • v. i Bush bụsh To branch thickly in the manner of a bush. "The bushing alders."
    • v. t Bush To furnish with a bush, or lining; as, to bush a pivot hole.
    • Bush To set bushes for; to support with bushes; as, to bush peas.
    • Bush 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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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: The the oldest living thing on earth is 12,000 years old. It is the flowering shrubs called creosote bushes in the Mojave Desert.
    • n bush A thicket; a clump of shrubs or trees.
    • n bush A shrub with branches; a thick shrub; technically, a low and much-branched shrub.
    • n bush A stretch of forest or of shrubby vegetation: a district covered with brushwood, or shrubs, trees, etc.; a wide uncultivated tract of country covered with scrub: as, the bush was here very dense; to take to the bush (to become a bush-ranger): so used especially in the British colonies of Australasia.
    • n bush A branch of a tree fixed or hung out as a tavern sign. See ale-stake and ale-garland.
    • n bush Hence The tavern itself.
    • n bush The tail or brush of a fox.
    • bush To grow thick or bushy; serve or show as a bush.
    • bush To set bushes about; support with bushes or branched sticks: as, to bush peas.
    • bush To use a bush-harrow on: as, to bush a piece of wood.
    • bush To cover (seeds) by using a bush-harrow: as, to bush in seeds.
    • n bush A lining of harder material let into an orifice to guard against wearing by friction; the perforated box or tube of metal fitted into certain parts of machinery, as the pivot-holes of a clock, the center of a cart-wheel, etc., to receive the wear of pivots, journals, and the like. Also called
    • n bush A tailors' thimble. Also called bushel.
    • bush To furnish with a bush; line (an orifice, as one in which a pivot or axle works) with metal to prevent abrasion or to reduce the diameter.
    • n bush In milling, a packing of wooden blocks placed in the eye of the bedstone and forming the upper bearing of the spindle.
    • bush To dress a stone with a bush-hammer.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: President George W. Bush was once a cheerleader
    • n Bush boosh a shrub thick with branches: anything of bushy tuft-like shape: any wild uncultivated country, esp. at the Cape or in Australia: a bunch of ivy hung up as a tavern sign, a tavern itself—'Good wine needs no bush.'—v.i. to grow thick or bushy
    • v.t Bush to set bushes about, support with bushes: to cover seeds by means of the bush-harrow
    • n Bush boosh the metal box or lining of any cylinder in which an axle works
    • v.t Bush to furnish with a bush
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  • Ogden Nash
    “Good wine needs no bush, and perhaps products that people really want need no hard-sell or soft-sell TV push. Why not? Look at pot.”
  • William Shakespeare
    “Suspicion always haunts the guilty mind; the thief doth fear each bush an officer.”
  • Yogi Berra
    “Yogi met George Bush during an election campaign. Bush said Texas was important. Yogi said Texas has a lot of electrical votes.”
  • Georg C. Lichtenberg
    “Here take back the stuff that I am, nature, knead it back into the dough of being, make of me a bush, a cloud, whatever you will, even a man, only no longer make me.”
  • James Dye
    James Dye
    “Everytime I see a picture of George Bush he's making me hate, destroying love. Many people as a result of such do not love at all.”


Beat about the bush - If someone doesn't say clearly what they mean and try to make it hard to understand, they are beating about (around) the bush.
Bird in the hand is worth two in the bush - 'A bird in the hand is worth two in the bush' is a proverb meaning that it is better to have something that is certain than take a risk to get more, where you might lose everything.
Run around the bush - (USA) If you run around the bush, it means that you're taking a long time to get to the point.


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
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


In literature:

There was a man's step on the bank above her, there was a rustling sound among the green bushes.
"The Dop Doctor" by Clotilde Inez Mary Graves
Gradually they began to disappear into the bush, and we conveyed the dear Teacher to the Mission House.
"The Story of John G. Paton" by James Paton
Wherever was space in the house-yard for a flower or a fruit tree or a berry bush, Marthy planted one or the other.
"The Ranch at the Wolverine" by B. M. Bower
Lorraine crouched behind a juniper bush close against the rock and waited.
"Sawtooth Ranch" by B. M. Bower
But take the compass: it should keep you from being lost in the bush, anyway.
"The Tale of Timber Town" by Alfred Grace
A quarter of a mile north of the date-palms was a sand-hill with what appeared like a few bushes on it.
"In the Musgrave Ranges" by Jim Bushman
He soon excused himself and wandered off among the trees and the thick bushes.
"The Road to Frontenac" by Samuel Merwin
Precious little good they'd be to her at his place in the bush!
"Brighter Britain! (Volume 1 of 2)" by William Delisle Hay
Telegraph linesmen in the bush and railroad hands on mountain sections use powers beyond the imagining of sheltered city men.
"Partners of the Out-Trail" by Harold Bindloss
The horse from which Adam Stalnaker had fallen, was caught by Bush, and both he and Mrs. Bush got safely away on him.
"Chronicles of Border Warfare" by Alexander Scott Withers

In poetry:

Where in the whitethorn
Singeth a thrush,
And a robin sings
In the holly-bush.
"Spring Quiet" by Christina Georgina Rossetti
"Through the thick bushes
And the grass comes she
With a heartload of longing
And love for me.
"The Beacon" by Robert Graves
A tearful tincture washes
Cabbage-green skies;
Beneath the dribbling bushes
Your raincoats lie;
"My Little Lovelies" by Arthur Rimbaud
She, used to hedged-in fields
Watched them go filing past
Into the great Bush Wilds
Silent and vast.
"Emus" by Mary Eliza Fullerton
The well-
Stones are around it, and an elder bush
Is there; a high rowan tree; and so
The well is marked.
"Dedication: To M. C. M. C." by Padraic Colum
I staggered in the mosses,
It seemed to drag me down
Into the gleaming bushes;
To fall, to sink, to drown.
"Entangled" by Mathilde Blind

In news:

As the Republican Presidential candidate in 1988, George Bush used the pollution of Boston Harbor as one of his main campaign themes to defeat his Democratic rival, Gov Michael S Dukakis of Massachusetts.
In public, President Bush has been careful to reassure Israel and other allies that he still sees Iran as a threat, while not disavowing his administration's recent National Intelligence Estimate.
Who Keeps Inviting the Bush- bots .
Big D resident George W Bush has kept a relatively low profile during retirement after mucking things up for eight years.
Town officials in Brattleboro are being inundated with complaints from across the country about a decision to let voters decide whether arrest warrants should be issued for President George W Bush and Vice President Dick Cheney.
Brattleboro to vote on arresting Bush, Cheney.
The "Ironic" singer, 37, voiced her opinions on "The Billy Bush Show" in support of the most recent issue of TIME magazine, which featured a story about a young mother breastfeeding her 3-year-old son.
In 2003, as Greg Sargent notes, the New York Times anonymously quoted a "Bush associate" calling John Edwards "the Breck Girl of politics".
Bush allowed three runs and five hits in eight-plus innings toimprove to 3-and-0 in his career against the Astros.
Cordero naileddown his seventh save to help Bush get to 2-and-1 on the season.
Either Reagan or George W Bush could shape the fall election.
More recently, he seems to sum up everything that's wrong with the class who brought you weapons of mass destruction, the Iraq war and the ever "resurgent" President Bush.
A weekend of brotherly love for the Bushes.
Alex Loeb and Cris Carter break down Reggie Bush's big game as he rushes for a career-best 203 yards as the Dolphins beat the Bills.
Environmental groups filed a lawsuit against the Bush administration yesterday for making an 11th-hour decision to repeal stream buffer zone rules in an attempt to overturn it.

In science:

Different channels of the loss of bush stability for finite N are discussed.
Bushes of vibrational modes for Fermi-Pasta-Ulam chains
This bush consists of only one zone boundary mode or π-mode, in another terminology.
Bushes of vibrational modes for Fermi-Pasta-Ulam chains
Note that each subgroup G′ ⊂ G0 must be tried in finding bushes, but in general, some subgroups do not generate any vibrational bushes (see examples in Sec. 2.6).
Bushes of vibrational modes for Fermi-Pasta-Ulam chains
Indeed, the total number of bushes for an N −particle chain is equal to the number of divisors of N .
Bushes of vibrational modes for Fermi-Pasta-Ulam chains
A certain subgroup G of the parent group G0 corresponds to a given bush B [G].
Bushes of vibrational modes for Fermi-Pasta-Ulam chains