a unit of dry measure containing 4 pecks, equivalent in the U.S. (and formerly in England) to 2150.42 cubic inches or 35.24 liters (Winchester bushel) and in Great Britain to 2219.36 cubic inches or 36.38 liters (Imperial bushel)
Abbreviation: bu., bush.
a container of this capacity.
a unit of weight equal to the weight of a bushel of a given commodity.
a large, unspecified amount or number:
a bushel of kisses.
to alter or repair (a garment).
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a Brit unit of dry or liquid measure equal to 8 Imperial gallons. 1 Imperial bushel is equivalent to 0.036 37 cubic metres
a US unit of dry measure equal to 64 US pints. 1 US bushel is equivalent to 0.035 24 cubic metres
a container with a capacity equal to either of these quantities
(US, informal) a large amount; great deal
hide one’s light under a bushel, to conceal one’s abilities or good qualities
verb -els, -elling, -elled, -els, -eling, -eled
(transitive) (US) to alter or mend (a garment)
see: hide one’s light under a bushel
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noun one track of a road marked for use by buses only Contemporary Examples Alastair Campbell: I Planned My Suicide Nico Hines March 26, 2014 noun
the route of a bus or buses. a company that owns and operates buses. Historical Examples On the Stairs Henry B. Fuller