Cush
or Kush geographical name ancient country NE Africa in Nile valley S of Egypt • Cushite adjective or nounCushitic adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • cush — cush·ag; cush·at; cush·i·ly; cush·ing s; cush·ion·less; cush·iony; cush·la·mo·chree; ma·cush·la; nam·ay·cush; cush; cush·ion; cush·ite; cush·it·ic; cush·ie; cush·ion·ing; cush·la·me·chree; …   English syllables

  • Cush — • Cush, like the other names of the ethnological table of Genesis, x, is the name of a race, but it has generally been understood to designate also an individual, the progenitor of the nations and tribes known in the ancient world as Cushites… …   Catholic encyclopedia

  • Cush. — Cush. Cushing s Massachusetts Reports Short Dictionary of (mostly American) Legal Terms and Abbreviations …   Law dictionary

  • Cush — [kush] n. Bible 1. the oldest of Ham s sons 2. the land inhabited by his descendants, thought to be on the W shore of the Red Sea: Gen. 10:8; 1 Chron. 1:10 Cushite adj., n …   English World dictionary

  • Cush —    Black.    1) A son, probably the eldest, of Ham, and the father of Nimrod (Gen. 10:8; 1 Chr. 1:10). From him the land of Cush seems to have derived its name. The question of the precise locality of the land of Cush has given rise to not a… …   Easton's Bible Dictionary

  • Cush — In the medieval period and even earlier the holder of this name would rarely have been out of a job. Generally recorded in the spellings of Cush, Cuss(e), or even Kiss(e), the derivation is from the Old French Cuisse and referred to the makers of …   Surnames reference

  • cush — /ˈkʊʃ/ (say koosh) phrase all cush, Obsolete Colloquial all right; okay. Also, cush n all, cush n andy. {? backformation from cushy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • cush — /koosh/, n. Slang. money, esp. when reserved for some special use. [orig. uncert.; perh. to be identified with cush sweetened and fried cornmeal (cf. Gullah cush, cushcush, ult. < Ar kuskus COUSCOUS); or a back formation from CUSHY] * * *… …   Universalium

  • Cush — /kʌʃ/ (say kush) [i] all right; okay. Also, cush n all, cush n andy. {? backformation from cushy} …   Australian English dictionary

  • Cush — Koush Pour les articles homonymes, voir Koush (homonymie). Koush ou Kouch (en hébreu כּוּשׁ « noir ») ou encore Cush (ou Cusch) est un personnage de la Genèse dans la Bible. Fils de Cham, il est donc petit fils de Noé. Il est l ancêtre… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • cush — 1. adjective Excellent, very good. That car ower thor is propa cush! See Also: cushdie, cushdy 2. noun Shortened form of cushion, the soft …   Wiktionary

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