Definition of Bushel

1. Noun. A United States dry measure equal to 4 pecks or 2152.42 cubic inches.

Generic synonyms: United States Dry Unit
Terms within: Peck



2. Verb. Restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken. "The men bushel the chairs"; "Repair my shoes please"

3. Noun. A British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks.
Generic synonyms: British Capacity Unit, Imperial Capacity Unit
Terms within: Congius, Gallon, Imperial Gallon, Peck
Group relationships: Quarter

Definition of Bushel

1. n. A dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons, or thirty-two quarts.

2. v. t. & i. To mend or repair, as men's garments; to repair garments.

Definition of Bushel

1. Noun. A dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons (36.4 L), or thirty-two quarts. ¹

2. Noun. A vessel of the capacity of a bushel, used in measuring; a bushel measure. ¹

3. Noun. A quantity that fills a bushel measure; as, a heap containing ten bushels of apples. ¹

4. Noun. (colloquial) A large indefinite quantity. ¹

5. Noun. The iron lining in the nave of a wheel. [Eng.] In the United States it is called a box. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Bushel

1. to mend clothing [v -ELED, -ELING, -ELS or -ELLED, -ELLING, -ELS]

Medical Definition of Bushel

1. 1. A dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons, or thirty-two quarts. The Winchester bushel, formerly used in England, contained 2150.42 cubic inches, being the volume of a cylinder 18 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 deg 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 deg 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?" (Mark iv. 21) 3. A quantity that fills a bushel measure; as, a heap containing ten bushels of apples. 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. "The worthies of antiquity bought the rarest pictures with bushels of gold, without counting the weight or the number of the pieces." (Dryden) 5. The iron lining in the nave of a wheel. In the United States it is called a box. See 4th Bush. Origin: 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. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Bushel

bush willow
bush yaws
bushbabies
bushbaby
bushbash
bushbashing
bushboy
bushboys
bushbuck
bushbucks
bushcamp
bushcamps
bushcraft
bushed
bushed(p)
bushel (current term)
bushel basket
bushel baskets
bushelage
bushelages
busheled
busheler
bushelers
busheling
bushelled
busheller
bushellers
bushelling
bushelman
bushelmen

Literary usage of Bushel

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1. The Encyclopedia Americana: A Library of Universal Knowledge (1920)
"The following are the ordinary units of dry measures : One bushel = 4 pecks ... The fundamental unit is the Winchester bushel, a unit abandoned by England ..."

2. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1891)
"Com or maize, fifteen cents per bushel of fifty-six pounds. 255. ... Corn meal, twenty cents per bushel of forty- eight pounds. 258. ..."

3. A Rebel War Clerk's Diary at the Confederate States Capital by John Beauchamp Jones (1866)
"... per bushel of 56 pounds, $3.20 ; cleaned oats, per bushel of 32 pounds, ... per bushel of 22 pounds, 70 cents; brown stuff, per bushel of 28 pounds, ..."

4. A New System of Mercantile Arithmetic: Adapted to the Commerce of the United by Michael Walsh (1818)
"8d. per bushel, what is the worth of a bushel of this mixture ? ... 10* A farmer mingled 20 bushels of wheat, at 5s. per bushel, and 36 bushels of rye, ..."

5. The Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture: A Discussion for the Amateur, and by Liberty Hyde Bailey (1916)
"Onions are shipped in bags holding two bushels, in slat crates holding one bushel, in half-barrel hampers, and various other types of packages, ..."

6. Thirty Years' View; Or, A History of the Working of the American Government by Thomas Hart Benton (1854)
"It is well known that the measured bushel of alum salt, and all sun-made salt is alum salt— it is well known that a bushel of this salt weighs about ..."

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