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Definition of Bushel

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measure of capacity for grains or fruit
Bushel Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(n.)
The iron lining in the nave of a wheel. [Eng.] In the United States it is called a box. See 4th Bush.
  
(n.)
A vessel of the capacity of a bushel, used in measuring; a bushel measure.
  
(n.)
A quantity that fills a bushel measure; as, a heap containing ten bushels of apples.
  
(n.)
A large indefinite quantity.
  
(n.)
A dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons, or thirty-two quarts.
  
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
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bushel
\bush"el\ (?), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. busheled (?), p. pr. & vb. n. busheling.] [cf. g. bosseln.] (tailoring) to mend or repair, as men's garments; to repair garments. [u. s.]
bushel
\bush"el\ (&?;), n. [oe. buschel, boischel, of. boissel, bussel, boistel, f. boisseau, ll. bustellus; dim. of bustia, buxida (of. boiste), fr. pyxida, acc. of l. pyxis box, gr. &?;. cf. box.]
1. a dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons, or thirty-two quarts.
note: the winchester bushel, formerly used in england, contained 2150.42 cubic inches, being the volume of a cylinder 18½ inches in internal diameter and eight inches in depth. the standard bushel measures, prepared by the united states government and distributed to the states, hold each 77.6274 pounds of distilled water, at 39.8° fahr. and 30 inches atmospheric pressure, being the equivalent of the winchester bushel. the imperial bushel now in use in england is larger than the winchester bushel, containing 2218.2 cubic inches, or 80 pounds of water at 62° fahr.
2. a vessel of the capacity of a bushel, used in measuring; a bushel measure. is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed, and not to be set on a candlestick? 21.
3. a quantity that fills a bushel measure; as, a heap containing ten bushels of apples.
note: in the united states a large number of articles, bought and sold by the bushel, are measured by weighing, the number of pounds that make a bushel being determined by state law or by local custom. for some articles, as apples, potatoes, etc., heaped measure is required in measuring a bushel.
4. a large indefinite quantity. [colloq.] the worthies of antiquity bought the rarest pictures with bushels of gold, without counting the weight or the number of the pieces.
5. the iron lining in the nave of a wheel. [eng.] in the united states it is called a box. see 4th bush.
bushel
n
1. a united states dry measure equal to 4 pecks or 2152.42 cubic inches
2. a british imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks
3. a basket large enough to hold a bushel [syn: bushel basket]
v : restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "she repaired her tv set"; "repair my shoes please" [syn: repair, mend, fix, doctor, furbish up , restore, touch on]
[ant: break]




  similar words(2) 



 bushel basket 
 imperial bushel 
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Cryniog = n. a ten bushel measure
Llestriaid = n. a vessel-full; a two and a half bushel measure
Pog = n. agent of expansion; eight bushel measure, a quarter
Pwysel = n. a bushel
WordNet 2.0

Noun
1. a United States dry measure equal to 4 pecks or 2152.42 cubic inches
(hypernym) United States dry unit
(part-meronym) peck
2. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks
(hypernym) British capacity unit, Imperial capacity unit
(part-holonym) quarter
(part-meronym) gallon, Imperial gallon, congius
3. a basket large enough to hold a bushel
(synonym) bushel basket
(hypernym) basket, handbasket

Verb
1. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken; "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"
(synonym) repair, mend, fix, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on
(hypernym) better, improve, amend, ameliorate, meliorate
(hyponym) tinker, fiddle
Bushel Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A bushel (abbreviation: bsh. or bu.) is an imperial and US customary unit of weight or mass based upon an earlier measure of dry capacity. The old bushel was equal to 4 pecks or 8 gallons and was used mostly for agricultural products such as wheat. At present, the volume is usually only nominal, with bushels referring to standard quantities of mass instead. Two pecks make a kenning (obsolete), and four pecks make a bushel.

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Bushel Definition from Sports Dictionaries & Glossaries
maritime&shipping&trade
A unit of volume (dry measure) used in the United States, equal to 32 quarts or approximately 35.2 liters.
Bushel Definition from Society & Culture Dictionaries & Glossaries
Environmental Engineering (English ver.)
(1) A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in dry measure and equal to 4 pecks, 2,150.42 cubic inches, or 35.24 liters. (2) A unit of volume or capacity in the British Imperial System, used in dry and liquid measure and equal to 2,219.36 cubic inches or 36.37 liters.
Bushel Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Smith's Bible Dictionary

See: Weights And Measures AND Measures
  
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About