bushel
Pronunciation
  • IPA: /ˈbʊʃəl/
Noun

bushel (plural bushels)

  1. (historical) A dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons, or thirty-two quarts.
    • 1882, James Edwin Thorold Rogers, A History of Agriculture and Prices in England, Volume 4, p. 207:
      The quarter, bushel, and peck are nearly universal measures of corn.
  2. A vessel of the capacity of a bushel, used in measuring; a bushel measure.
    • 1526, William Tyndale, trans. Bible, Mark IV:
      And he sayde unto them: is the candle lighted, to be put under a busshell, or under the borde: ys it not therfore lighted that it shulde be put on a candelsticke?
  3. A quantity that fills a bushel measure.
    a heap containing ten bushels of apples
  4. (colloquial) A large indefinite quantity.
  5. (UK) The iron lining in the nave of a wheel.
    Synonyms: box
Translations Translations Verb

bushel (bushels, present participle busheling; past and past participle busheled)

  1. (US, tailoring, ambitransitive) To mend or repair clothes.
  2. To pack grain, hops, etc. into bushel measures.



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