Definitions for bushelˈbʊʃ əl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

bush•elˈbʊʃ əl(n.)

  1. a unit of dry measure containing 4 pecks, the U.S. bushel being equal to 2150.42 cubic inches or 35.24 liters, and the British imperial bushel being equal to 2219.36 cubic inches or 36.38 liters

    Category: Weights and Measures

    Ref: Abbr.: bu., bush. 3

  2. a container of this capacity.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  3. a unit of weight equal to the weight of a bushel of a given commodity.

    Category: Weights and Measures

  4. a large, unspecified amount or number:

    a bushel of kisses.

    Category: Common Vocabulary

Origin of bushel:

1250–1300; ME bu(i)sshel < MF boissel, der. of boisse unit of measure

bush•elˈbʊʃ əl(v.t.)-eled, -el•ing; -elled, el•ling.

  1. to alter or repair.

    Category: Clothing

Origin of bushel:

1875–80, Amer.; < G bosseln to patch < F bosseler to emboss; see boss2

bush′el•er(n.)bush′el•ler

esp. Brit.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bushel(noun)

    a United States dry measure equal to 4 pecks or 2152.42 cubic inches

  2. bushel(verb)

    a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks

  3. repair, mend, fix, bushel, doctor, furbish up, restore, touch on(verb)

    restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

    "She repaired her TV set"; "Repair my shoes please"

Wiktionary

  1. bushel(Noun)

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

    The Winchester bushel, formerly used in England, contained 2150.42 cubic inches, being the volume of a cylinder 181/2 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 39.8u00B0 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 62u00B0 Fahr.

  2. bushel(Noun)

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

  3. bushel(Noun)

    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. bushel(Noun)

    A large indefinite quantity.

  5. bushel(Noun)

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bushel(noun)

    a dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons, or thirty-two quarts

  2. Bushel(noun)

    a vessel of the capacity of a bushel, used in measuring; a bushel measure

  3. Bushel(noun)

    a quantity that fills a bushel measure; as, a heap containing ten bushels of apples

  4. Bushel(noun)

    a large indefinite quantity

  5. Bushel(noun)

    the iron lining in the nave of a wheel. [Eng.] In the United States it is called a box. See 4th Bush

Freebase

  1. Bushel

    A bushel is an imperial and U.S. customary unit of dry volume, equivalent in each of these systems to 4 pecks or 8 gallons. It is used for volumes of dry commodities, most often in agriculture. It is abbreviated as bsh. or bu. In modern usage, the dry volume is usually only nominal, with bushels referring to standard weights instead.

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