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Definitions for Cushing
ˈkʊʃ ɪŋcush·ing

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Cushing, Harvey Cushing, Harvery Williams Cushingnoun

    United States neurologist noted for his study of the brain and pituitary gland and who identified Cushing's syndrome (1869-1939)


  1. cushing

    Cushing generally refers to Cushing's syndrome, a hormonal disorder caused by prolonged exposure of the body's tissues to high levels of the hormone cortisol. This condition is characterized by symptoms including high blood pressure, obesity, purple or pink stretch marks, and more. It can be caused by taking excessive amounts of steroid hormones or from tumors that produce cortisol. The term could also refer to Cushing, a place name for several areas in the United States.


  1. Cushing

    Cushing is a city in Payne County, Oklahoma, United States. The population was 7,826 at the 2010 census, a decline of 6.5 percent from 8,371 at the 2000 census. The city was established after the Land Run of 1891 by William "Billy Rae" Little. It was named for Marshall Cushing, private secretary to U.S. Postmaster General John Wanamaker. An oil boom that began in 1912 led to the city's development as a refining center. Today, Cushing is a major trading hub for crude oil and a famous price settlement point for West Texas Intermediate on the New York Mercantile Exchange.

The Nuttall Encyclopedia

  1. Cushing

    an American jurist and diplomatist (1800-1879).

Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Cushing is ranked #5373 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Cushing surname appeared 6,480 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 2 would have the surname Cushing.

    95.2% or 6,170 total occurrences were White.
    1.9% or 128 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    1.3% or 89 total occurrences were of two or more races.
    0.8% or 54 total occurrences were Asian.
    0.3% or 23 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
    0.2% or 16 total occurrences were Black.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cushing in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Cushing in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of Cushing in a Sentence

  1. Jonathan Barratt:

    I think it was more of a knee-jerk reaction because of the substantial build (of oil stocks) at Cushing.

  2. Virendra Chauhan:

    Cushing is clearly screaming out for crude.

  3. Kay Koble:

    It's always boom or bust - Cushing is strictly an oil town.

  4. Jim Ritterbusch:

    We've seen that front May-June spread in WTI swing back into contango today. And that's somewhat of a bearish...it implies a continued up trend in Cushing crude supply, there's not much volatility today, as we wait for API and EIA data.

  5. Tariq Zahir:

    The crude build was definitely a surprise as was the Cushing build, the gasoline draw implies demand has picked up, so it presents a mixed set of numbers.

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