What does bushel mean?

Definitions for bushelˈbʊʃ əl

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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"


  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


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bushel

    boosh′el, n. a dry measure of 8 gallons, for measuring grain, fruit, &c. [O. Fr. boissiel, from the root of Box.]

  2. Bushel

    boosh′el, v.t. and v.i. (U.S.) to mend or alter, as men's clothes.—ns. Bush′eller; Bush′elling; Bush′el-wom′an.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bushel in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bushel in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Author Unknown:

    A handful of common sense is worth a bushel of learning.

  2. Dutch Proverb:

    A handful of patience is worth more than a bushel of brains.

  3. Henry Ward Beecher:

    Genius unexerted is no more genius than a bushel of acorns is a forest of oaks.

  4. Prophet Muhammad, Muslim:

    Verily, a man teaching his child manners is better than giving one bushel of grain in alms.

  5. Mike Steenhoek:

    A customer of U.S. soybeans in Asia could save 35 cents per bushel simply due to greater transportation efficiency.

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