Bustle
Bustle Bus"tle (b[u^]s"s'l), v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Bustled} (-s'ld); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bustling} (-sl[i^]ng).] [Cf. OE. buskle, perh. fr. AS. bysig busy, bysg-ian to busy + the verbal termination -le; or Icel. bustla to splash, bustle.] To move noisily; to be rudely active; to move in a way to cause agitation or disturbance; as, to bustle through a crowd. [1913 Webster]

And leave the world for me to bustle in. --Shak. [1913 Webster]


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  • Bustle — Bus tle, n. Great stir; agitation; tumult from stirring or excitement. [1913 Webster] A strange bustle and disturbance in the world. South. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bustle — [n] quick and busy activity ado, agitation, clamor, commotion, do*, excitement, flurry, furor, fuss, haste, hubbub, hurly burly*, hurry, pother, rumpus, stir, to do*, tumult, turmoil, uproar, whirl, whirlpool, whirlwind; concept 386 Ant. laziness …   New thesaurus

  • bustle — Ⅰ. bustle [1] ► VERB 1) move energetically or noisily. 2) (of a place) be full of activity. ► NOUN ▪ excited activity and movement. DERIVATIVES bustling adjective. O …   English terms dictionary

  • Bustle — Bus tle, n. 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}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bustle — index dispatch (promptness), industry (activity), turmoil Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • bustle — n flurry, *stir, ado, fuss, pother Analogous words: *business, commerce, trade, industry, traffic: movement, *motion: hubbub, clamor, racket, babel, *din Contrasted words: inactivity, idleness, inertness, passiveness, supineness (see… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • bustle — bustle1 [bus′əl] vi., vt. bustled, bustling [for earlier buskle < ME busken, to prepare, adorn < ON buask, to make onself ready < bua, to prepare ( see BONDAGE) + sik, refl. pron.] to hurry busily or with much fuss and bother n. busy and …   English World dictionary

  • 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 between the mid to late 1800s. Bustles were worn under the skirt in the back, just below the waist, to keep …   Wikipedia

  • bustle — I UK [ˈbʌs(ə)l] / US noun Word forms bustle : singular bustle plural bustles 1) [uncountable] a lot of noisy activity in a crowded place the bustle of the big city 2) [countable] something that women wore round their waists in the past to hold… …   English dictionary

  • bustle — bus|tle1 [ˈbʌsəl] v [I always + adverb/preposition] [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from buskle to prepare (16 17 centuries), from busk to get ready, prepare (13 21 centuries), from Old Norse buask to prepare yourself ] to move around quickly …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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