Bushel
Bushel Bush"el (b[.u]sh"[e^]l), n. [OE. buschel, boischel, OF. boissel, bussel, boistel, F. boisseau, LL. bustellus; dim. of bustia, buxida (OF. boiste), fr. pyxida, acc. of L. pyxis box, Gr. pyxi`s. Cf. {Box}.] 1. A dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons, or thirty-two quarts. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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 39.8[deg] 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 62[deg] Fahr. [1913 Webster]

2. A vessel of the capacity of a bushel, used in measuring; a bushel measure. [1913 Webster]

Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed, and not to be set on a candlestick? --Mark iv. 21. [1913 Webster]

3. A quantity that fills a bushel measure; as, a heap containing ten bushels of apples. [1913 Webster]

Note: 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. [1913 Webster]

4. A large indefinite quantity. [Colloq.] [1913 Webster]

The worthies of antiquity bought the rarest pictures with bushels of gold, without counting the weight or the number of the pieces. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

5. The iron lining in the nave of a wheel. [Eng.] In the United States it is called a box. See 4th {Bush}. [1913 Webster]


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  • bushel — s.m. v. buşel. Trimis de LauraGellner, 13.09.2007. Sursa: DN  BUSHEL /buşel/ s. m. Unitate de măsură pentru capacităţi, de 36 l, în Marea Britanie şi S.U.a. (< engl. bushel) Trimis de raduborza, 17.03.2008. Sursa: MDN  BUSHEL [BÚŞEL] s …   Dicționar Român

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  • Bushel — Bush el, v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. {Busheled}, p. pr. & vb. n. {Busheling}.] [Cf. G. bosseln.] (Tailoring) To mend or repair, as men s garments; to repair garments. [U. S.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Bushel — (engl., spr. Buschil), 1) Hohlmaß in Großbritannien, 1 B. = 8 Gallons od. 83/4 preuß. Metzen; als Durchschnittsgewicht des B. ist angenommen: 60 Pfund A voir du poids Weizen, 53 Korn, 47 Gerste, 38 Hafer, 48 Raps, 68 Kleesamen, 64 Erbsen, 63… …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Bushel — (spr. búschel), Hohlmaß der Länder englischer Zunge, zu 1/8 Quarter = 8 Gallons. Bis 1826 hatte der Winchesterbushel von 2150,42 engl. Kubikzoll ( = 35,23812 Lit.) für Mehlhändler und Farmer amtliche Geltung, besteht auch in einigen Kolonien und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Bushel — (spr. busch l), Getreidemaß in England, Kanada, Kapland und Australien; das Reichs oder Imperial B. (1/8 Quarter oder 8 Gallons) = 36,35 l; in Nordamerika das Winchester B. = 35,24 l …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • bushel — early 14c., measure of capacity containing four pecks or eight gallons, from O.Fr. boissel (13c., Mod.Fr. boisseau), probably from boisse, a grain measure based on Gallo Romance *bostia handful, from Gaulish *bosta palm of the hand (Cf. Ir. bass …   Etymology dictionary

  • bushel — ► NOUN 1) Brit. a measure of capacity equal to 8 gallons (equivalent to 36.4 litres). 2) US a measure of capacity equal to 64 US pints (equivalent to 35.2 litres). ORIGIN Old French boissel …   English terms dictionary

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