[boo sh] /bʊʃ/
Barbara (Barbara Pierce) born 1925, U.S. First Lady 1989–93 (wife of George H. W. Bush).
George (Herbert Walker) born 1924, U.S. politician: vice president 1981–89; 41st president of the U.S. 1989–93.
his son, George W(alker) (“Dubya”) born 1946, U.S. businessman and politician: governor of Texas 1994–2001; 43rd president of the U.S. 2001–09.
[vuh-nee-vahr,, -ver] /vəˈni vɑr,, -vər/ (Show IPA), 1890–1974, U.S. electrical engineer: education and research administrator.
a dense woody plant, smaller than a tree, with many branches arising from the lower part of the stem; shrub
a dense cluster of such shrubs; thicket
something resembling a bush, esp in density: a bush of hair
(Canadian) an area of land on a farm on which timber is grown and cut Also called bush lot, woodlot
a forested area; woodland
(informal) the bush, the countryside, as opposed to the city: out in the bush
a fox’s tail; brush
beat about the bush, to avoid the point at issue; prevaricate
(Austral & NZ, informal) rough-and-ready
(W African, informal) ignorant or stupid, esp as considered typical of unwesternized rustic life
(US & Canadian, informal) unprofessional, unpolished, or second-rate
(informal, Austral & NZ) go bush
(intransitive) to grow thick and bushy
(transitive) to cover, decorate, support, etc, with bushes
(transitive) (Austral) bush it, to camp out in the bush
Also called (esp US and Canadian) bushing. a thin metal sleeve or tubular lining serving as a bearing or guide
to fit a bush to (a casing, bearing, etc)
George. born 1924, US Republican politician; vice president of the US (1981–89): 41st president of the US (1989–93)
his son, George W(alker). born 1946, US Republican politician; 43rd president of the US (2001–09)
“many-stemmed woody plant,” Old English bysc, from West Germanic *busk “bush, thicket” (cf. Old Saxon and Old High German busc, Dutch bosch, bos, German Busch). Influenced by or combined with cognate words from Scandinavian (cf. Old Norse buskr, Danish busk, but this might be from West Germanic) and Old French (busche “firewood,” apparently of Frankish origin), and also perhaps Anglo-Latin bosca “firewood,” from Medieval Latin busca (whence Italian bosco, Spanish bosque, French bois), which apparently also was borrowed from West Germanic; cf. Boise.
In British American colonies, applied from 1650s to the uncleared districts, hence “country,” as opposed to town (1780); probably originally from Dutch bosch in the same sense, because it seems to appear first in English in former Dutch colonies. Meaning “pubic hair” (especially of a woman) is from 1745. To beat the bushes (mid-15c.) is a way to rouse birds so that they fly into the net which others are holding, which originally was the same thing as beating around the bush (see beat (v.)).
: Bush shot. You could see the pubic hair, but not the sex parts
To fatigue; exhaust; sap; poop: The climb bushed him/ Our dialogues always bush me (1870+)
beat around the bush, beat the bushes
The back country; the BOONIES: When I was working 12-hour tricks as a newspaper cub in the bushes (1670+)
in which Jehovah appeared to Moses in the wilderness (Ex. 3:2; Acts 7:30). It is difficult to say what particular kind of plant or bush is here meant. Probably it was the mimosa or acacia. The words “in the bush” in Mark 12:26; Luke 20:37, mean “in the passage or paragraph on the bush;” i.e., in Ex. 3.
- George I
noun 1. 1660–1727, king of England 1714–27. 2. 1845–1913, king of Greece 1863–1913. noun 1. 1660–1727, first Hanoverian king of Great Britain and Ireland (1714–27) and elector of Hanover (1698–1727). His dependence in domestic affairs on his ministers led to the emergence of Walpole as the first prime minister
- George II
noun 1. 1683–1760, king of England 1727–60 (son of George I). 2. 1890–1947, king of Greece 1922–23 and 1935–47. noun 1. 1683–1760, king of Great Britain and Ireland and elector of Hanover (1727–60); son of George I. His victory over the French at Dettingen (1743) in the War of the Austrian Succession was the last […]
- George III
noun 1. 1738–1820, king of England 1760–1820 (grandson of George II).
- George inness
[in-is] /ˈɪn ɪs/ noun 1. George, 1825–94, and his son George, 1854–1926, U.S. painters.