What does rush mean?

Definitions for rush
rʌʃrush

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. haste, hurry, rush, rushingnoun

    the act of moving hurriedly and in a careless manner

    "in his haste to leave he forgot his book"

  2. rush, spate, surge, upsurgenoun

    a sudden forceful flow

  3. rushnoun

    grasslike plants growing in wet places and having cylindrical often hollow stems

  4. Rush, Benjamin Rushnoun

    physician and American Revolutionary leader; signer of the Declaration of Independence (1745-1813)

  5. bang, boot, charge, rush, flush, thrill, kicknoun

    the swift release of a store of affective force

    "they got a great bang out of it"; "what a boot!"; "he got a quick rush from injecting heroin"; "he does it for kicks"

  6. rushnoun

    a sudden burst of activity

    "come back after the rush"

  7. rush, rushingadjective

    (American football) an attempt to advance the ball by running into the line

    "the linebackers were ready to stop a rush"

  8. first-come-first-serve(p), rushadjective

    not accepting reservations

  9. rush(a), rushedverb

    done under pressure

    "a rush job"

  10. rush, hotfoot, hasten, hie, speed, race, pelt along, rush along, cannonball along, bucket along, belt along, step on itverb

    move fast

    "He rushed down the hall to receive his guests"; "The cars raced down the street"

  11. rushverb

    attack suddenly

  12. rush, hurryverb

    urge to an unnatural speed

    "Don't rush me, please!"

  13. rush, hasten, hurry, look sharp, festinateverb

    act or move at high speed

    "We have to rush!"; "hurry--it's late!"

  14. rushverb

    run with the ball, in football

  15. race, rushverb

    cause to move fast or to rush or race

    "The psychologist raced the rats through a long maze"

  16. induce, stimulate, rush, hastenverb

    cause to occur rapidly

    "the infection precipitated a high fever and allergic reactions"

Wiktionary

  1. Rushnoun

    for someone who made things from rushes.

    Etymology: From ruschen, russchen, from hryscan, hryscan, from hruskijanan, from kors-. Cognate with hurscan, horsc. More at hurry.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Rushnoun

    a name given to many aquatic or marsh-growing endogenous plants with soft, slender stems, as the species of Juncus and Scirpus

    Etymology: [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG. rschen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel. & Sw. ruska to shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]

  2. Rushnoun

    the merest trifle; a straw

    Etymology: [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG. rschen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel. & Sw. ruska to shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]

  3. Rushverb

    to move forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity or haste; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice

    Etymology: [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG. rschen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel. & Sw. ruska to shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]

  4. Rushverb

    to enter into something with undue haste and eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush business or speculation

    Etymology: [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG. rschen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel. & Sw. ruska to shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]

  5. Rushverb

    to push or urge forward with impetuosity or violence; to hurry forward

    Etymology: [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG. rschen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel. & Sw. ruska to shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]

  6. Rushverb

    to recite (a lesson) or pass (an examination) without an error

    Etymology: [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG. rschen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel. & Sw. ruska to shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]

  7. Rushnoun

    a moving forward with rapidity and force or eagerness; a violent motion or course; as, a rush of troops; a rush of winds; a rush of water

    Etymology: [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG. rschen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel. & Sw. ruska to shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]

  8. Rushnoun

    great activity with pressure; as, a rush of business

    Etymology: [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG. rschen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel. & Sw. ruska to shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]

  9. Rushnoun

    a perfect recitation

    Etymology: [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG. rschen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel. & Sw. ruska to shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]

  10. Rushnoun

    a rusher; as, the center rush, whose place is in the center of the rush line; the end rush

    Etymology: [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG. rschen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel. & Sw. ruska to shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]

  11. Rushnoun

    the act of running with the ball

    Etymology: [OE. ruschen; cf. AS. hryscan to make a noise, D. ruischen to rustle, G. rauschen, MHG. rschen to rush, to rustle, LG. rusken, OSw. ruska, Icel. & Sw. ruska to shake, Dan. ruske to shake, and E. rouse.]

Freebase

  1. Rush

    Rush is a Canadian rock band formed in August 1968, in the Willowdale neighbourhood of Toronto, Ontario. The band is composed of bassist, keyboardist, and lead vocalist Geddy Lee, guitarist and backing vocalist Alex Lifeson, and drummer, percussionist and lyricist Neil Peart. The band and its membership went through a number of re-configurations between 1968 and 1974, achieving their current form when Peart replaced original drummer John Rutsey in July 1974, two weeks before the group's first United States tour. Since the release of the band's self-titled debut album in March 1974, Rush has become known for its musicianship, complex compositions, and eclectic lyrical motifs drawing heavily on science fiction, fantasy, and philosophy. Rush's music style has changed over the years, beginning with blues-inspired heavy metal on their first album, then encompassing hard rock, progressive rock, and a period with heavy use of synthesizers. The band finished the Time Machine Tour in July 2011 and released their latest studio album, Clockwork Angels in June 2012 with a supporting tour that began in September 2012. Rush has sold 25 million albums in the U.S. for a ranking of 79th. Although total worldwide album sales are not calculated by any single entity, several industry sources estimated Rush's total worldwide album sales at over 40 million units as of 2004. The group has been awarded 24 gold, 14 platinum, and 3 multi-platinum albums.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Rush

    rush, v.i. to move with a shaking, rustling noise, as the wind: to move forward violently: to enter rashly and hastily.—v.t. to drive: to push, to secure by rushing.—n. a rushing or driving forward: an eager demand: urgent pressure, as of business: a stampede of cattle: in football, when a player forces his way by main strength.—n. Rush′er, in football, a player whose special duty it is to force the ball toward his opponents' goal: a go-ahead person. [Skeat explains M. E. ruschen as from Sw. ruska, to rush, to shake, an extension of Old Sw. rusa, to rush. Cf. Rouse.]

  2. Rush

    rush, n. a genus (Juncus) of marshy plants, some absolutely destitute of leaves, but with barren scapes resembling leaves: the name esp. of those species with no proper leaves, the round stems known as rushes: a wick: the merest trifle.—n. Rush′-bear′ing, a country feast, when the parish church was strewn with rushes, between haymaking and harvest: the day of the festival.—adj. Rush′-bott′omed, having a seat or bottom made with rushes.—ns. Rush′-buck′ler (obs.), a swash-buckler; Rush′-can′dle, -light, a candle or night-light having a wick of rush-pith: a small, feeble light.—adj. Rush′en, made of rushes.—ns. Rush′-hold′er, a clip-candlestick used for rush-lights; Rush′iness.—adj. Rush′-like, resembling a rush: weak.—ns. Rush′-lil′y, a plant of the species of blue-eyed grass; Rush′-nut, the Cyperus esculentus, whose tubers are eaten in southern Europe; Rush′-toad, the natterjack.—adjs. Rush′y, full of, or made of, rushes; Rush′y-fringed.—n. Rusk′ie, any utensil made of straw, &c., as a basket, &c.—Flowering rush, an aquatic plant; Marry with a rush, to wed in jest. [A.S. risce, like Ger. risch, from L. ruscum, rustum.]

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. rush

    To move or drive forward with impetuosity, violence, and tumultuous rapidity; as, armies rush to battle. Also, a driving forward with eagerness and haste; as, a rush of troops.

Rap Dictionary

  1. rushverb

    Bogard, physically assault.

  2. rushverb

    After taking drugs , one often gets a rush

  3. rushverb

    Adrenaline rush, the thing following a exhilirating experience

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rush' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4644

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rush' in Nouns Frequency: #2381

  3. Verbs Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'rush' in Verbs Frequency: #538

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of rush in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of rush in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of rush in a Sentence

  1. Dennis Lockhart:

    For my purposes I am not in a rush to drop it.

  2. Tim Kaine:

    It is not a partisan effort. It was bipartisan from the very beginning, it was introduced to stop a rush to an unnecessary war.

  3. Nicole DeHoff:

    The whole shoot was a rush of emotions, it was an emotional battle after losing a child and I was excited and hoping the pictures would catch people’s attention and learn that this could happen to anyone.

  4. Jonathan Goins:

    I believe there was a rush to judgment.

  5. Philip Truett:

    Some people think steel shafts will catch on, but I don't want to rush into it.

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    an engine that provided medieval artillery used during sieges; a heavy war engine for hurling large stones and other missiles
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