What does bustle mean?

Definitions for bustle
ˈbʌs əlbus·tle

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bustle.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bustle, hustle, flurry, ado, fuss, stirnoun

    a rapid active commotion

  2. bustleverb

    a framework worn at the back below the waist for giving fullness to a woman's skirt

  3. bustle, bustle about, hustleverb

    move or cause to move energetically or busily

    "The cheerleaders bustled about excitingly before their performance"

Wiktionary

  1. bustlenoun

    An excited activity; a stir.

  2. bustlenoun

    A cover to protect and hide the back panel of a computer or other office machine.

  3. bustlenoun

    A frame worn underneath a woman's skirt.

  4. bustleverb

    To move busily and energetically with fussiness (often followed by about).

  5. bustleverb

    To teem or abound (usually followed by with); to exhibit an energetic and active abundance (of a thing). See also bustle with.

    The train station was bustling with commuters.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bustleverb

    to move noisily; to be rudely active; to move in a way to cause agitation or disturbance; as, to bustle through a crowd

  2. Bustlenoun

    great stir; agitation; tumult from stirring or excitement

  3. Bustlenoun

    a kind of pad or cushion worn on the back below the waist, by women, to give fullness to the skirts; -- called also bishop, and tournure

Freebase

  1. Bustle

    A bustle is a type of framework used to expand the fullness or support the drapery of the back of a woman's dress, occurring predominantly in the mid-to-late 19th century. Bustles were worn under the skirt in the back, just below the waist, to keep the skirt from dragging. Heavy fabric tended to pull the back of a skirt down and flatten it. Thus, a woman's petticoated or crinolined skirt would lose its shape during everyday wear. The word "bustle" has become synonymous with the fashion to which the bustle was integral.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bustle

    bus′l, v.i. to busy one's self noisily: to be active, often with more noise than actual work.—n. hurried activity: stir: tumult.—n. Bust′ler. [There is a M. E. bustelen, of doubtful relations; perh. conn. with bluster, or with Ice. bustl, a splash, or with A.S. bysig, busy.]

  2. Bustle

    bus′l, n. a stuffed pad or cushion worn by ladies under the skirt of their dress, the intention to improve the figure.

CrunchBase

  1. Bustle

    Providing a fresh spin on news, entertainment, fashion, beauty, lifestyle, books, and any and all subjects that concern women.

Anagrams for bustle »

  1. bluest, bluets, sublet, subtle

  2. Bluest

  3. Bluets

  4. Sublet

  5. Subtle

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of bustle in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of bustle in Pythagorean Numerology is: 7

Examples of bustle in a Sentence

  1. Anna Hakkarainen:

    Only few people know that the mysterious north is as fascinating during summer and autumn, which tends to be our off-peak season, lapland is the antithesis to the urban hustle and bustle.

  2. Gregory Agapé:

    We are always upset by the noises, bangs, all the bustle around so nights are very complicated, very short.

  3. Charles Baudelaire:

    For the perfect idler, for the passionate observer it becomes an immense source of enjoyment to establish his dwelling in the throng, in the ebb and flow, the bustle, the fleeting and the infinite. To be away from home and yet to feel at home anywhere; to see the world, to be at the very center of the world, and yet to be unseen of the world, such are some of the minor pleasures of those independent, intense and impartial spirits, who do not lend themselves easily to linguistic definitions. The observer is a prince enjoying his incognito wherever he goes.

  4. Abigail Adams:

    I begin to think, that a calm is not desirable in any situation in life....Man was made for action and for bustle too, I believe.

  5. Antoine de Saint-Exupéry:

    Commonly, people believe that defeat is characterized by a general bustle and a feverish rush. Bustle and rush are the signs of victory, not of defeat. Victory is a thing of action. It is a house in the act of being built. Every participant in victory sweats and puffs, carrying the stones for the building of the house. But defeat is a thing of weariness, of incoherence, of boredom. And above all of futility.

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