bushel
I. noun Etymology: Middle English busshel, from Anglo-French bussel, buschelle, from Old French boisse measure of grain, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish boss breadth of the hand Date: 14th century 1. any of various units of dry capacity — see weight table 2. a container holding a bushel 3. a large quantity ; lots <
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II. verb (busheled; busheling) Etymology: probably from German bosseln to do poor work, to patch; akin to Old English bēatan to beat Date: circa 1877 repair, renovatebusheler noun

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  • Bushel — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda El bushel es una unidad de medida de capacidad para mercancía sólida en los países anglosajones. Sirven para granos, harinas y otras sustancias análogas. En Gran Bretaña un bushel tiene 4 pecks ó 32 quarts, y… …   Wikipedia Español

  • 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,… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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

  • bushel — bushel1 [boosh′əl] n. [ME busshel < OFr boissel < boisse, grain measure < Gaul * bostia, handful < * bosta, palm of the hand] 1. a unit of dry measure for grain, fruit, etc., equal to 32 dry quarts or 4 pecks (35.2384 dry liters or… …   English World dictionary

  • Bushel — Bushel, Getreidemaß, in England, Australien und Kapland = 36,349 l, in den Vereinigten Staaten, Britisch Westindien und Britisch Nordamerika = 35,2381 l. In New York und Chicago rechnet man 1 Bushel Weizen = 60, Roggen und Mais = 56, Gerste = 48 …   Lexikon der gesamten Technik

  • 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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