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Burroughs, William Seward
▪ 1998       American writer (b. Feb. 5, 1914, St. Louis, Mo.—d. Aug. 2, 1997, Lawrence, Kan.), was the author of the notorious avant-garde novel Naked Lunch (1959). ...
Burroughs,Edgar Rice
Bur·roughs (bûrʹōz, bŭrʹ-), Edgar Rice. 1875-1950. American writer best known for creating the character Tarzan in his novel Tarzan of the Apes (1914). * * *
Burroughs, John. 1837-1921. American naturalist and writer whose vivid essays gained him wide popularity as a benign sage of nature. * * *
Burroughs,William Seward
I. Burroughs1, William Seward. 1855-1898. American inventor who in the early 1890s designed and patented the first practical adding machine.   II. Burroughs2, William Seward. ...
—burrower, n. /berr"oh, bur"oh/, n. 1. a hole or tunnel in the ground made by a rabbit, fox, or similar animal for habitation and refuge. 2. a place of retreat; shelter or ...
See burrow. * * *
burrower bug
▪ insect       any of some 750 species of insects (order Heteroptera) that burrow underground around clumps of grass, in sandy places, or beneath ground litter. These ...
▪ zoology       locomotion of a type found in both terrestrial and aquatic animal groups. Some fossorial animals dig short permanent burrows in which they live; others ...
burrowing asp
▪ reptile       any of 19 species of venomous, secretive snakes (snake), also known as mole vipers (viper) and stiletto snakes, of tropical Africa and the Middle East. ...
burrowing blenny
graveldiver. * * *
burrowing owl
a long-legged terrestrial owl, Athene cunicularia, of North and South America, that digs a nesting burrow in open prairie land. [1810-20, Amer.] * * * ▪ ...
bur·row·ing owl (bûrʹō-ĭng, bŭrʹ-) n. A small, long-legged owl (Speotyto cunicularia) of American prairies that nests in burrows dug by animals such as prairie dogs or ...
Burrows, Ronald Montagu
▪ British archaeologist born Aug. 16, 1867, Rugby, Warwickshire, Eng. died May 14, 1920, London       British archaeologist whose excavations (1895–96) in western ...
/berr"stohn'/, n. burstone. * * *
Burrus, Sextus Afranius
▪ Roman prefect died AD 62       praetorian prefect (51–62) and, with Seneca (Seneca, Lucius Annaeus), the chief adviser of the Roman emperor Nero (reigned ...
burry1 /berr"ee/, adj., burrier, burriest. full of or covered with burs; burlike. [1400-50; late ME; see BUR1, -Y1] burry2 /berr"ee/, adj., burrier, burriest. characterized by or ...
—bursal, adj. —bursate /berr"sayt/, adj. /berr"seuh/, n., pl. bursae /-see/, bursas. Anat., Zool. a pouch, sac, or vesicle, esp. a sac containing synovia, to facilitate ...
/boohrdd sah"/, n. a city in NW Turkey in Asia: a former capital of the Ottoman Empire. 346,084. Also, Brusa. * * * formerly Brusa ancient Prusa City (pop., 1997: 1,066,559), ...
bursa of Fabricius
Ornith. a lymphoid gland of the cloaca in birds, believed to function in disease resistance, and closing or disappearing as the bird ages. [after Hieronymus Fabricius ab ...
See bursa. * * *
bursaof Fabricius
bursa of Fa·bri·ci·us (fə-brĭshʹē-əs, -brĭshʹəs) n. A thymuslike lymphoid gland in birds that is an outgrowth of the cloaca and the site of B cell ...
/berr"seuhr, -sahr/, n. 1. a treasurer or business officer, esp. of a college or university. 2. (in the Middle Ages) a university student. 3. Chiefly Scot. a student attending a ...
/beuhr sair"ee euhl/, adj. of, pertaining to, or paid to or by a bursar or a bursary. [1860-65; BURSAR + -IAL] * * *
/berr"seuh ree/, n., pl. bursaries. 1. Eccles. the treasury of a monastery. 2. Brit. a college scholarship. [1530-40; < ML bursaria treasurer's room, deriv. of bursarius a ...
/boordd"sheuhn shahft'/, n., pl. Burschenschaften /-shahf'teuhn/. German. (at German universities) any of certain associations of students formed to promote patriotism, Christian ...
/berrs/, n. 1. a pouch or case for some special purpose. 2. (in Scotland) a. a fund to provide allowances for students. b. an allowance so provided. 3. Eccles. a case or ...
/berr"seed'/, n. a stickseed, Lappula echinata, introduced into North America from Europe. [1840-50, Amer.; BUR1 + SEED] * * *
bursera [bʉr′sə rə] adj. designating a family (Burseraceae, order Sapindales) of dicotyledonous, resinous shrubs and trees, including balm of Gilead, bdellium, and myrrh * * ...
▪ plant family       family of flowering plants in the order Sapindales, composed of about 16 genera of resinous trees and shrubs. They are native primarily to tropical ...
/berr"seuh fawrm'/, adj. Anat., Zool. pouch-shaped; saccate. [1830-40; < NL bursiformis. See BURSA, -I-, -FORM] * * *
/beuhr suy"tis/, n. Pathol. inflammation of a bursa. [1855-60; < NL; see BURSA, -ITIS] * * * Inflammation of the lubricating sac (bursa) over a joint or extension of a joint, or ...
/berrst/, v., burst or, often, bursted, bursting, n. v.i. 1. to break, break open, or fly apart with sudden violence: The bitter cold caused the pipes to burst. 2. to issue forth ...
/berr"steuhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that bursts. 2. Astron. See x-ray burster. [1850-55; BURST + -ER1] * * *
bursting point
1. the point at which normal capacity is exceeded. 2. a stage of emotion at which self-control is lost. [1900-05] * * *
bursting strength
1. the capacity of a thing or substance to resist change when under pressure. 2. the pressure required to break down the resistance of a substance. * * *
/berr"stohn'/, n. 1. any of various siliceous rocks used for millstones. 2. a millstone of such material. Also, buhrstone, burrstone. Also called buhr, burr. [BUR(R)4 + STONE] * ...
/berrt/, n. 1. William Austin, 1792-1858, U.S. surveyor and inventor. 2. a male given name, form of Albert, Herbert, Bertram, Burton. * * * (as used in expressions) Bacharach ...
Burt Bacharach
➡ Bacharach * * *
Burt Lancaster
➡ Lancaster (II) * * *
Burt Reynolds
➡ Reynolds (I) * * *
Burt, Sir Cyril
▪ British psychologist in full  Sir Cyril Lodowic Burt  born March 3, 1883, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, England died October 10, 1971, London       British ...
Burt, Sir Cyril (Lodowic)
born March 3, 1883, Stratford-upon-Avon, Warwickshire, Eng. died Oct. 10, 1971, London British psychologist. He taught at the University of London (1924–50), becoming known ...
—burthensome, adj. /berr"dheuhn/, n., v.t. Archaic. burden1. * * *
burton1 /berr"tn/, n. Naut. 1. any of various small tackles for use on shipboard. 2. See Spanish burton. [1695-1705; prob. by metathesis from Breton (takles), Brytton (takles) ...
/berr"tn/, n. 1. Harold Hitz /hits/, 1888-1964, associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1945-58. 2. Richard (Richard Jenkins), 1925-84, English actor, born in Wales. 3. Sir ...
Burton upon Trent
▪ England, United Kingdom  town, East Staffordshire borough, administrative county of Staffordshire, west-central England, mainly on the west bank of the River Trent and on ...
Burton, Beryl
▪ 1997       British cyclist (b. May 12, 1937, Leeds, Eng.—d. May 5, 1996, Yorkshire, Eng.), dominated British women's cycling from the late 1950s to the early '80s. ...
Burton, Charles Robert
▪ 2003       British explorer (b. Dec. 13, 1942, Cape Town, S.Af.—d. July 15, 2002, Framfield, East Sussex, Eng.), was part of the first team to circumnavigate the ...
Burton, Harold H.
▪ United States jurist in full  Harold Hitz Burton  born June 22, 1888, Jamaica Plain, Mass., U.S. died Oct. 28, 1964, Washington, D.C.       associate justice of the ...
Burton, Richard
orig. Richard Walter Jenkins, Jr. born Nov. 10, 1925, Pontrhydyfen, Wales died Aug. 5, 1984, Geneva, Switz. British-U.S. actor. He first won success on the stage in The Lady's ...
Burton, Robert
(1577–1640) British scholar and writer. He spent most of his life as a vicar at Oxford. His great Anatomy of Melancholy (1621) describes the kinds, causes, symptoms, and cures ...
Burton, Sir Richard
▪ British scholar and explorer Introduction in full  Sir Richard Francis Burton   born March 19, 1821, Torquay, Devonshire, Eng. died Oct. 20, 1890, Trieste, Austria-Hungary ...
Burton, Sir Richard (Francis)
born March 19, 1821, Torquay, Devonshire, Eng. died Oct. 20, 1890, Trieste, Austria-Hungary English scholar-explorer and Orientalist. Expelled from Oxford in 1842, Burton went ...
Burton, Virginia Lee
▪ American author born Aug. 30, 1909, Newton Centre, Mass., U.S. died Oct. 15, 1968, Boston, Mass.       American author and illustrator of children's books, some ...
Burton, William Merriam
▪ American chemist born Nov. 17, 1865, Cleveland, Ohio, U.S. died Dec. 29, 1954, Miami, Fla.       American chemist who developed a thermal cracking process for ...
Bur·ton (bûrʹtn), Richard. Originally Richard Jenkins. 1925-1984. Welsh-born actor. Highly regarded for his dramatic range on stage and screen, he was also known for his ...
Burton, Robert. 1577-1640. English cleric and writer known chiefly for his Anatomy of Melancholy (1621), a treatise on the causes, symptoms, and cure of melancholy that ranges ...
Burton,Sir Richard Francis
Burton, Sir Richard Francis. 1821-1890. British explorer and Orientalist. Disguised as a Pathan, he journeyed (1853) to the forbidden cities of Mecca and Medina and in 1858 tried ...
/berr"tn euh pon'trent", -euh pawn'-/, n. a city in E Staffordshire, in central England. 50,175. * * *
Burtonupon Trent
Burton upon Trent or Burton on Trent (trĕntʹ) A borough of west-central England south-southwest of Derby. It is the center of a brewing industry begun by Benedictine monks ...
Buru [bo͞o′ro͞o] island of Indonesia, in the Molucca group: 3,670 sq mi (9,505 sq km) * * * Bu·ru (bo͝orʹo͞o) An island of eastern Indonesia in the Moluccas west of ...
—Burundian, adj., n. /boo roon"dee/, n. a republic in central Africa, E of the Democratic Republic of the Congo: formerly the S part of the Belgian trust territory of ...
Burundi, flag of
▪ Flag History       red and green national flag with a white saltire (diagonal cross) and a central white disk incorporating three large stars. Its width-to-length ...
See Burundi. * * *
/boor'euh shah"skee/, n. a language of NW Kashmir, not known to be related to any other language. * * *
Burushaski language
      language spoken by the Burusho people living in the Gilgit territory of northwestern Kashmir. Burushaski is a “language isolate,” not known to be related to any ...
▪ Nigeria       town and port in Delta state, southern Nigeria, built on two sides of the Forcados River, a channel of the Niger River delta, 20 miles (32 km) ...
/berr"weed'/, n. any of various plants bearing a burlike fruit, as the cocklebur and burdock. [1775-85; BUR1 + WEED1] * * *
/ber"ee/, v., buried, burying, n., pl. buries. v.t. 1. to put in the ground and cover with earth: The pirates buried the chest on the island. 2. to put (a corpse) in the ground ...
Bury Saint Edmunds
▪ England, United Kingdom       town, St. Edmundsbury borough, administrative and historic county of Suffolk, England, northwest of Ipswich on the River ...
Bury St. Edmunds
/ber"ee saynt ed"meuhndz, -seuhnt-/ a city in W Suffolk, in E England: medieval shrine. 25,629. * * *
Bury, J.B.
▪ British scholar in full  John Bagnell Bury   born Oct. 16, 1861, County Monaghan, Ire. died June 1, 1927, Rome, Italy       British classical scholar and historian. ...
Bury, John
▪ 2001       British set designer (b. Jan. 27, 1925, Aberystwyth, Cardiganshire [now Dyfed], Eng.—d. Nov. 12, 2000, Burleigh, Gloucestershire, Eng.), was head of ...
Bury, Richard de
▪ English bishop, diplomat, and scholar original name  Richard Aungerville   born 1287, Bury St. Edmunds, Suffolk, England died 1345, Auckland, Durham, ...
/boor yaht", boor'ee aht"/; Russ. /booh rddyaht"/, adj., n., pl. Buryats, (esp. collectively) Buryat. adj. 1. of or pertaining to the Buryat Mongol Republic, its people, or their ...
Buryat Autonomous Republic
an automomous republic in the Russian Federation in Asia, E of Lake Baikal. 1,042,000; ab. 135,650 sq. mi. (351,300 sq. km). Cap.: Ulan Ude. Also, Buriat Autonomous Republic. * * ...
▪ republic, Russia also spelled  Buryatiya , or  Buriatiya         republic of Russia in eastern Siberia. Buryatia lies along the eastern side of Lake Baikal, ...
burying beetle
any of various carrion beetles that bury the carcasses of small animals, esp. rodents, in which their eggs have been deposited. [1795-1805] * * *
burying ground
a burial ground. [1705-15] * * *
bur·y·ing beetle (bĕrʹē-ĭng) n. Any of various black or black and orange beetles of the genus Nicrophorus that bury dead mice and other small animals on which they feed and ...
BurySaint Edmunds
Bury Saint Ed·munds (ĕdʹməndz) A municipal borough of east-central England east of Cambridge. In 903 the remains of King Edmund were interred in the town's monastery ...
bus1 /bus/, n., pl. buses, busses, v., bused or bussed, busing or bussing. n. 1. a large motor vehicle, having a long body, equipped with seats or benches for passengers, usually ...
bus line
1. the route of a bus or buses. 2. a company that owns and operates buses. * * *
bus pass
n (BrE) (in Britain) a special ticket that allows a senior citizen to travel more cheaply or, in some cities, free on a bus. If you say that somebody has got their bus pass, it ...
bus topology
Computers. an arrangement of computers on a local-area network in which each computer is connected to a central cable through which data is channeled. * * *
business. * * *
bus bar n. Electricity A conducting bar that carries heavy currents to supply several electric circuits. * * *
Busbecq, Augier Ghislain de
▪ Flemish diplomat also spelled  Ogier Ghiselin De Busbeck   born 1522, Comines, Flanders [now on the Belgian-French border] died Oct. 28, 1592, St. Germain, near Rouen, ...
/bus"boy'/, n. a waiter's helper in a restaurant or other public dining room. Also, bus boy. [1910-15, Amer.; bus- short for omnibus waiter's helper (see OMNIBUS) + BOY] * * *
/buz"bee/, n., pl. busbies. 1. a tall fur hat with a baglike ornament hanging from the top over the right side. 2. the bearskin hat worn by certain British guardsmen. [1755-65; ...
Busby babes
➡ Busby * * *
Busby Berkeley
➡ Berkeley (II) * * *
Busby, Sir Matthew
▪ 1995       ("MATT"), Scottish footballer (b. May 26, 1909, Bellshill, Lanarkshire, Scotland—d. Jan. 20, 1994, Manchester, England), was the revered manager ...
Buscaglia, Leo
▪ 1999       American guru to self-help aficionados who, by means of books, lectures, and recordings, was a tireless advocate of the power of love; he often reinforced ...
/boosh/, n. Fritz /frits/, 1890-1951, German conductor. * * *
Busch Gardens Tampa Bay
▪ zoo and amusement park, Tampa, Florida, United States       privately owned zoo and amusement park opened in 1959 by Anheuser-Busch, Inc., in Tampa, Florida, U.S. The ...
Busch, Adolphus
▪ American brewer born July 10, 1839, near Mainz, Hesse [Germany] died October 10, 1913, near Langenschwalbach, Germany       German-born American cofounder, with ...
Busch, August Anheuser, Jr.
▪ American brewer byname  Gussie Busch   born March 28, 1899, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S. died September 29, 1989, near St. Louis       American beer baron, president ...
Busch, Frederick
▪ American author and critic in full  Frederick Matthew Busch  born August 1, 1941, Brooklyn, New York, U.S. died February 23, 2006, New York       American critic, ...
Busch, Frederick Matthew
▪ 2007       American critic, editor, novelist, and short-story writer (b. Aug. 1, 1941, Brooklyn, N.Y.—d. Feb. 23, 2006, New York, N.Y.), examined aspects of life ...
Busch, Wilhelm
▪ German painter and poet born April 15, 1832, Wiedensahl, Hanover [Germany] died Jan. 9, 1908, Mechtshausen bei Seesen, Ger.  German painter and poet, best known for his ...
Busch,Adolf Georg Wilhelm
Busch (bo͝osh), Adolf Georg Wilhelm. 1891-1952. German-born Swiss violinist and conductor best known for his work as leader of the Busch Quartet, an internationally acclaimed ...
Büsching, Anton Friedrich
▪ German geographer born Sept. 27, 1724, Stadthagen, Schaumburg-Lippe [now in Germany] died May 28, 1793, Berlin, Prussia [Germany]       German geographer and educator ...
Busenbaum, Hermann
▪ German theologian Busenbaum also spelled  Busembaum   born 1600, Nottuln, Westphalia [Germany] died Jan. 31, 1668, Münster, Münster [Germany]       Jesuit moral ...
/bus"gerrl'/, n. a girl or woman who works as a waiter's helper. Also, bus girl. [1940-45, Amer.; BUS(BOY) + GIRL] * * *
bush1 —bushless, adj. —bushlike, adj. /boosh/, n. 1. a low plant with many branches that arise from or near the ground. 2. a small cluster of shrubs appearing as a single ...
/boosh/, n. 1. George (Herbert Walker), born 1924, U.S. politician: vice president 1981-89; 41st president of the U.S. 1989-93. 2. George W(alker) ('Dubya'), born 1946, U.S. ...
bush baby
any of several nocturnal, lemurlike primates of the genus Galago, native to African forests, with large ears and eyes, long and slender fingers and toes, thick woolly fur, and a ...
bush basil.
See under basil. [1590-1600] * * *
bush bean
a variety of the common edible bean, Phaseolus vulgaris humilis, characterized by its bushy growth. [1815-25, Amer.] * * *
bush broom
an evergreen St.-John's-wort, Hypericum prolificum, common from New York to Iowa and southward, having yellow flowers in terminal clusters. * * *
bush clover
any of several plants or shrubs belonging to the genus Lespedeza, of the legume family, having pinnately trifoliate leaves and heads of pink, purple, cream, or white ...
bush coat.
See bush jacket. * * *
bush dog
▪ canine also called  Savannah Dog        (Speothos venaticus), small, stocky carnivore of the family Canidae found in the forests and savannas of Central and South ...
bush hog
1. a device, pulled behind a tractor, having one or more blades spinning parallel to the ground and attached radially to a central axis, used for cutting vegetation and clearing ...
bush honeysuckle
any of several shrubs of the genus Diervilla, of eastern North America, having clusters of yellowish flowers. [1810-20, Amer.] * * * ▪ plant       any of three species ...
bush hook
Dial. a tool with a curved blade and long handle used to cut bushes and undergrowth. [1805-15, Amer.] * * *
Bush House
the main centre of the BBC World Service. It is a large building in central London containing the administrative offices and the studios where World Service programmes are ...
bush huckleberry
a huckleberry shrub, Gaylussacia dumosa, having sticky, hairy twigs, white or pink flowers, and tasteless but edible black fruit. [1840-50, Amer.] * * *
bush jacket
a belted, hip-length, shirtlike jacket, usually with four patch pockets and a notched collar, adapted from the hunting coat customarily worn in the African bush. Also called bush ...
bush league
Baseball. See minor league. [1905-10, Amer.] * * *
bush leaguer
1. Also called busher. Baseball. a. a player in a minor league. b. an incompetent player, as one who behaves or plays as if he or she belonged in a minor league. 2. a person who ...
bush lot
Canadian. bush1 (def. 4). [1685-95] * * *
bush parole
Slang. an escape from prison. [1915-20] * * *
bush pig
a wild swine, Potamochaerus porcus, of southern and eastern Africa, having white facial markings. Also called boschvark. [1830-40] * * * ▪ mammal also spelled  Bushpig ...
bush pilot
a pilot who flies small aircraft over rugged terrain or unsettled regions to serve remote areas inaccessible to or off the route of larger planes: Bush pilots brought supplies to ...
bush poppy.
See tree poppy. [1865-70] * * *
bush road
Canadian. a rough road cut through forested land usually to serve a lumbering, mining, or other commercial company. [1820-30] * * *
bush shirt
1. See bush jacket. 2. a shirt resembling a bush jacket; safari shirt. [1905-10] * * *
bush telegraph
1. any system of communication in which the natives of a jungle or bush region transmit news rapidly, as by runners, drum codes, or smoke signals. 2. Australian. a. any chain of ...
bush tit
any of several North American titmice of the genus Psaltriparus, which construct long, pendent nests. [1880-85, Amer.] * * *
Bush v. Gore
▪ law case  case in which, on Dec. 12, 2000, the Supreme Court of the United States reversed a Florida Supreme Court request for a selective manual recount of that state's ...
Bush, Barbara
▪ American first lady née  Barbara Pierce  born June 8, 1925, Rye, New York, U.S.    American first lady (1989–93), the wife of George Bush (Bush, George), 41st ...
Bush, George
▪ president of United States Introduction in full  George Herbert Walker Bush  born June 12, 1924, Milton, Massachusetts, U.S.    politician and businessman who was vice ...
Bush, George (Herbert Walker)
born June 12, 1924, Milton, Mass., U.S. 41st president of the U.S. (1989–93). Bush was the son of Prescott Bush, an investment banker and U.S. senator from Connecticut. He ...
Bush, George W(alker)
born July 6, 1946, New Haven, Conn., U.S. Governor of Texas (1995–2000) and 43rd president of the U.S. (from 2001). The eldest child of George Bush, the 41st president of the ...
Bush, George W.
▪ 2005       On Nov. 2, 2004, George W. Bush was elected to a second term as president of the United States. He received 51% of the popular vote, to 48% for Democratic ...
Bush, Iraq, and the World
▪ 2004 by Strobe Talbott       From the moment that the first explosions lit up the night sky over Baghdad, this war was personal. Four huge bombs and about 40 cruise ...
Bush, Laura
▪ 2006       First lady Laura Bush set aside her reluctance to enter the political arena and in 2004 became a very prominent and popular campaigner for her husband, ...
Bush, Laura Welch
▪ American first lady née  Laura Lane Welch  born November 4, 1946, Midland, Texas, U.S.    American first lady (2001–09), the wife of George W. Bush (Bush, George ...
Bush, Vannevar
born March 11, 1890, Everett, Mass., U.S. died June 28, 1974, Belmont, Mass. U.S. electrical engineer and administrator. He taught principally at MIT (1919–38, 1955–71). In ...
Bush (bo͝osh), Barbara. Born 1925. Library of Congress First Lady of the United States (1989-1993) as the wife of President George Bush. She has been active in promoting ...
Bush,George Herbert Walker
Bush, George Herbert Walker. Born 1924. Library of Congress The 41st President of the United States (1989-1993). He was previously U.S. ambassador to the United Nations ...
Bush, Vannevar. 1890-1974. American electrical engineer and physicist who designed (1928) the differential analyzer, an early computer, and directed the World War II effort to ...
/boosh"hawg', -hog'/, v.t., bush-hogged, bush-hogging. to clear (land) by using a bush hog. * * *
/boosh"leeg'/, adj. inferior or amateurish; mediocre: a bush-league theatrical performance. [1905-10, Amer.] * * *
      any of certain African shrike species. * * *
bushel; bushels. * * *
bush baby n. Any of several small, nocturnal African primates of the genera Galago and Euoticus, having dense, woolly fur, large round eyes, prominent ears, and a long tail. Also ...
bush bean n. 1. A shrubby variety of the snap bean. 2. Any bean plant with an upright, bushy growth not requiring an artificial support. * * *
—bushbeating, n. /boosh"bee'teuhr/, n. a person who conducts a thorough search to recruit talented people, as for an athletic team. [1800-10, Amer.; BUSH1 + BEATER] * * *
/boosh"buk'/, n., pl. bushbucks, (esp. collectively) bushbuck. a large African antelope, Tragelaphus scriptus, of wooded and bushy regions, having a reddish body streaked or ...
bush clover n. Any of various plants of the genus Lespedeza in the pea family, having compound leaves with three leaflets and various colored flowers and often grown for forage, ...
/boosh"kraft', -krahft'/, n. Australian. skill in anything pertaining to bush country, as in finding one's way, hunting, or finding water. [1870-75; BUSH1 + CRAFT] * * *
/boosht/, adj. 1. overgrown with bushes. 2. Informal. exhausted; tired out: After all that exercise, I'm bushed. 3. Canadian Informal. mentally unbalanced as a result of ...
▪ province, Iran       coastal region, southwestern Iran, bordering the Persian Gulf on the west and bounded by the regions of Hormozgān and Fārs on the southeast and ...
bushel1 /boosh"euhl/, n. 1. a unit of dry measure containing 4 pecks, equivalent in the U.S. (and formerly in England) to 2150.42 cubic inches or 35.24 liters (Winchester ...
/boosh"euhl bas'keuht, -bah'skit/, n. a basket capable of holding one bushel. [1520-30; BUSHEL1 + BASKET] * * *
busheled iron
1. heterogeneous iron made from scrap iron and steel. 2. wrought iron of high quality made from selected pieces cut from various muck bars. [1825-35] * * *
See bushel2. * * *
/boosh"euhl fool'/, n., pl. bushelfuls. an amount equal to the capacity of a bushel. [1400-50; late ME; see BUSHEL1, -FUL] Usage. See -ful. * * *
See busheler. * * *
/boosh"euhl meuhn, -man'/, n., pl. bushelmen /-meuhn, -men'/. a person who alters or repairs garments; busheler. [1840-50; BUSHEL2 + MAN1] * * *
/boosh"euhr/, n. Baseball Slang. See bush leaguer (def. 1). [1910-15, Amer.; BUSH (LEAGUE) + -ER1] * * *
/boosh"fuyeur'/, n. an uncontrolled fire in the trees and bushes of scrubland. [1865-70; BUSH1 + FIRE] * * *
/boosh"ham'euhr/, n. Masonry. a hammer for dressing stone, having one or two square faces composed of a number of pyramidal points. Also, bush hammer. [1880-85; < G Bosshammer, ...
bush honeysuckle n. 1. Any of three eastern North American shrubs of the genus Diervilla, having opposite, deciduous leaves and clusters of yellow flowers. 2. Any of several ...
/booh"shee daw'/, n. (in feudal Japan) the code of the samurai, stressing unquestioning loyalty and obedience and valuing honor above life. Also, bushido. [1895-1900; < Japn ...
See bushy. * * *
/boosh"ee nis/, n. a bushy state or form. [1720-30; BUSHY + -NESS] * * *
/boosh"ing/, n. 1. Elect. a lining for a hole, intended to insulate and protect from abrasion one or more conductors that pass through it. 2. Mach. a. a replaceable thin tube or ...
/booh shear"/, n. a seaport in SW Iran, on the Persian Gulf. 40,000. * * *
bush jacket n. A long, cotton shirtlike jacket usually with four flat pockets and a belt. * * *
/boosh"land'/, n. Chiefly Canadian. heavily forested, lightly settled land. [1835-45; BUSH1 + LAND] * * *
bush league n. Sports A minor league.   bush leaguer n. * * *
See bush league. * * *
/boosh"luyn'/, n. Canadian. an airline that flies over sparsely inhabited territory to serve isolated settlements. [BUSH1 + (AIR)LINE] * * *
/boosh"meuhn/, n., pl. bushmen. 1. a woodsman. 2. Australian. a pioneer; dweller in the bush. 3. (cap.) San. [1775-85; BUSH1 + MAN1, modeled on Afrik boschjesman lit., man of the ...
/boosh"meuhn/, n. Francis X(avier), 1883-1966, U.S. film actor. * * *
Bushman languages
also called  San languages        loose grouping of languages that confusingly have been considered to be a separate group within the Khoisan languages. The term ...
Bushman, Francis X.
▪ American actor in full  Francis Xavier Bushman  born January 10, 1883, Baltimore, Md., U.S. died August 23, 1966, Pacific Palisades, Calif.  American actor who in his ...
/boosh"mas'teuhr, -mah'steuhr/, n. a pit viper, Lachesis muta, of tropical America, that grows to a length of 12 ft. (3.6 m). [1820-30; BUSH1 + MASTER] * * * Species (Lachesis ...
bushmen's carnival
▪ sport  exhibition and contest of cattle herding and related skills, the Australian (Australia) equivalent of the U.S. rodeo. Bushmen's carnivals have been held in one form ...
/boosh"nl/, n. David, 1742?-1824, U.S. inventor: pioneered in submarine construction. * * *
Bushnell, David
▪ American inventor born 1742, Saybrook, Conn. died 1824, Warrenton, Ga., U.S.  U.S. inventor, renowned as the father of the submarine.       Graduated from Yale in ...
Bushnell, Horace
▪ American theologian born April 14, 1802, Bantam, Conn., U.S. died Feb. 17, 1876, Hartford, Conn.       Congregational minister and controversial theologian, sometimes ...
Bush·nell (bo͝oshʹnəl), David. 1742-1824. American inventor who designed (1775) a man-propelled submarine for use against British ships in the Revolution. The device proved ...
bush pig n. A hog (Potamochoerus porcus) of southern Africa, having long tufts of hair on the face and ears.   [Translation of Afrikaans bosvark: bos, bush + vark, pig.] * * *
bush pilot n. A person who flies a small airplane to and from areas inaccessible to larger aircraft or other means of transportation. * * *
—bushranging, n. /boosh"rayn'jeuhr/, n. 1. a person who lives in the bush or woods. 2. Australian. a. a person who lives by robbing travelers and isolated homesteads in the ...
bushtit [boosh′tit΄] n. a small, grayish, long-tailed tit (Psaltriparus minimus) of a passerine family (Aegithalidae) of birds, found in W North America * * * bush·tit ...
▪ region, Africa Afrikaans  Bosveld        natural region in southern Africa, at an elevation of about 2,500–4,000 feet (800–1,200 metres). Centred in Limpopo ...
/boosh"wah, -waw/, n. rubbishy nonsense; baloney; bull: You'll hear a lot of boring bushwa about his mechanical skill. Also, bushwah. [1915-20; perh. repr. BOURGEOIS1, from its ...
/boosh"hwak', -wak'/, v.i. 1. to make one's way through woods by cutting at undergrowth, branches, etc. 2. to travel through woods. 3. to pull a boat upstream from on board by ...
—bushwhacking, n. /boosh"hwak'euhr, -wak'euhr/, n. 1. a person or thing that bushwhacks. 2. (in the American Civil War) a guerrilla, esp. a Confederate. 3. any guerrilla or ...
—bushily, adv. /boosh"ee/, adj., bushier, bushiest. 1. resembling a bush; thick and shaggy: bushy whiskers. 2. full of or overgrown with bushes. [1350-1400; ME busshi. See ...
/boosh"ee tayld'/, adj. See bright-eyed (def. 3). [1865-70] * * *
Busignies, Henri-Gaston
▪ American engineer born December 29, 1905, Sceaux, France died June 20, 1981, Antibes       French-born American electronics engineer whose contribution to the ...
/biz"euh lee/, adv. in a busy manner; actively. [1175-1225; ME bisiliche. See BUSY, -LY] * * *
/biz"nis/, n. 1. an occupation, profession, or trade: His business is poultry farming. 2. the purchase and sale of goods in an attempt to make a profit. 3. a person, partnership, ...
business administration
a program of studies at the university level offering courses on general business theory, management, and practices. [1905-10] * * *
business agent
a paid union official who represents a local and its membership in dealing with an employer. [1840-50] * * *
Business and Industry Review
▪ 1999 Introduction Overview        Annual Average Rates of Growth of Manufacturing Output, 1980-97, Table Pattern of Output, 1994-97, Table Index Numbers of ...
business card
a small card on which is printed, typically, a person's name, job title, firm, business address, and telephone number. [1830-40] * * *
business case
a briefcase or attaché case. * * *
business class
a class of accommodations on an airliner, usually just below first class. Also called executive class. * * *
business college
a school for training students in the clerical aspects of business and commerce, as in typing or bookkeeping. [1860-65, Amer.] * * *
business cycle
a recurrent fluctuation in the total business activity of a country. [1920-25] * * * Periodic fluctuation in the rate of economic activity, as measured by levels of employment, ...
business double
Bridge. a double made to increase the penalty points earned when a player believes the opponents cannot make their bid. Also called penalty double. Cf. informatory double. * * *
business education
1. education for general knowledge of business practices. 2. training in specific skills useful in business, such as typing and shorthand. * * *
business end
the front part or end of a tool, weapon, etc., with which the work is done or from which a missile is ejected, as opposed to the handle or butt: the business end of a revolver; ...
business English
English in business usage, esp. the styles and forms of business correspondence. * * *
business envelope
a postal envelope for standard-size business letters 81/2 × 11 in. (20 × 28 cm), measuring about 41/2 × 9 in. (11 × 23 cm). * * *
business finance
Raising and managing of funds by business organizations. Such activities are usually the concern of senior managers, who must use financial forecasting to develop a long-term ...
business law
or commercial law or mercantile law Legal rules and principles bearing on business organizations and commercial matters. It regulates various forms of legal business entities, ...
business machine
a machine for expediting clerical work, as a tabulator or adding machine. * * *
business organization
Introduction       an entity formed for the purpose of carrying on commercial enterprise. Such an organization is predicated on systems of law governing contract and ...
Business Overview
▪ 2009 Introduction Automobiles.       The American automotive industry began 2008 in precarious condition, and as the year unfolded, the situation went from bad to ...
business park
1. See office park. 2. See industrial park. * * *
business reply
a form of mail, as a postcard, letter, or envelope, usually sent as an enclosure, and which can be mailed back by respondents without their having to pay postage. * * *
business school
☆ business school n. a school offering courses, esp. at the graduate level, in economics, management, accounting, etc. * * *
business suit
a suit, esp. one of conservative cut and color. Cf. suit (defs. 2, 3). [1865-70, Amer.] * * *
business unionism
the trade-union philosophy and activity that concentrates on the improvement of wages, hours, working conditions, etc., rather than on the general reform of the capitalistic ...
business administration n. A college or university course of studies that offers instruction in general business principles and practices. * * *
business card n. A small card printed or engraved with a person's name and business affiliation, including such information as title, address, and telephone number. * * *
business cycle n. A sequence of economic activity typically characterized by recession, fiscal recovery, growth, and fiscal decline. * * *
business end n. The part of a weapon or tool, usually at the front, that inflicts damage or performs work. * * *
/biz"nis luyk'/, adj. 1. conforming to, attending to, or characteristic of business. 2. efficient, practical, or realistic. 3. capable but unenthusiastic. [1785-95; BUSINESS + ...
/biz"nis man'/, n., pl. businessmen. a man regularly employed in business, esp. a white-collar worker, executive, or owner. [1705-15; BUSINESS + MAN1] * * *
businessman's holiday.
See busman's holiday. * * *
/biz"nis pee'peuhl/, n.pl. businesspersons collectively. * * *
/biz"nis perr'seuhn/, n. a person regularly employed in business, esp. a white-collar worker, executive, or owner. [1970-75, Amer.; BUSINESS(MAN) + -PERSON] Usage. See -person. * ...
/biz"nis woom'euhn/, n., pl. businesswomen. a woman regularly employed in business, esp. a white-collar worker, executive, or owner. [1835-45, Amer.; BUSINESS + -WOMAN] * * *
/bus"ing/, n. the transporting of public-school students by bus to schools outside their neighborhoods, esp. as a means of achieving racial balance. Also, bussing. [1885-90; BUS1 ...
Būṣīrī, al-
▪ Arabian poet in full  Sharaf al-Dīn Muḥammad ibn Saʿīd al-Būṣīrī al-Ṣanhājī   born c. 1212, Abūṣīr or Dilāṣ, Egypt died c. 1295, ...
▪ Greek mythology  in Greek mythology, Egyptian king, son of Poseidon (the god of the sea) and Lysianassa (daughter of Epaphus, a legendary king of Egypt). After Egypt had ...
—busker, n. /busk/, v.i. 1. Chiefly Brit. to entertain by dancing, singing, or reciting on the street or in a public place. 2. Canadian. to make a showy or noisy ...
Busken Huet, Conrad
▪ Dutch literary critic born Dec. 28?, 1826, The Hague died June 1, 1886, Paris  the greatest and also one of the liveliest Dutch literary critics of his time.       A ...
See busk. * * *
➡ busking * * *
/bus"kin/, n. 1. a thick-soled, laced boot or half boot. 2. Also called cothurnus. the high, thick-soled shoe worn by ancient Greek and Roman tragedians. 3. buskins, stockings ...
/bus"kind/, adj. 1. wearing buskins. 2. resembling or pertaining to tragic drama. [1580-90; BUSKIN + -ED3] * * *
n [U] (BrE infml) a way of earning money by entertaining people in a public place, usually by playing music. In Britain, some places, such as Covent Garden in London, have ...
/bus"lohd'/, n. an amount or number as great as a bus can hold. [BUS1 + LOAD] * * *
/bus"meuhn/, n., pl. busmen. a person who operates a bus. [1850-55; BUS1 + -MAN] * * *
busman's holiday
a vacation or day off from work spent in an activity closely resembling one's work, as a bus driver taking a long drive. [1890-95] * * *
bus·man's holiday (bŭsʹmənz) n. Informal A vacation during which one engages in activity that is similar to one's usual work. * * *
Busnois, Antoine
▪ French composer also called  Antoine De Busne   born c. 1430, , probably at or near Béthune, Fr. died Nov. 6, 1492, Bruges [now in Belgium]       French composer, ...
▪ Japanese artist and poet also called  Yosa Buson , original surname  Taniguchi  born 1716, Kema, Settsu province, Japan died Jan. 17, 1784, Kyōto       Japanese ...
/byooh soh"nee/; It. /booh zaw"nee/, n. Ferruccio (Benvenuto) /ferdd rddooht"chaw ben've nooh"taw/, 1866-1924, Italian composer and pianist. * * *
Busoni, Ferruccio
▪ German-Italian musician in full  Ferruccio Dante Michelangelo Benvenuto Busoni  born April 1, 1866, Empoli, Tuscany [now in Italy] died July 27, 1924, Berlin, ...
Busoni, Ferruccio (Dante Michelangiolo Benvenuto)
born April 1, 1866, Empoli, Tuscany died July 27, 1924, Berlin, Ger. Italian-born German composer and pianist. He first performed in public at age 7, and at 12 he conducted his ...
Busoni,Ferruccio Benvenuto
Bu·so·ni (bo͞o-zōʹnē, byo͞o-), Ferruccio Benvenuto. 1866-1924. Italian pianist, conductor, and composer known for his flamboyant style. His works include operas, ...
/bus"reuh/, n. Basra. Also, Busrah. * * *
/bus/, n., v.t., v.i. kiss. [1560-70; perh. b. obs. bass kiss and obs. cuss kiss (c. G Kuss; r. ME, OE coss (c. ON koss))] * * *
Buss, Frances
▪ English educator in full  Frances Mary Buss   born Aug. 16, 1827, London, Eng. died Dec. 24, 1894, London       English educator, pioneer of women's education, and ...
Bussa Rapids
▪ rapids, Nigeria       rapids on the Niger River, below its confluence with the Sokoto River, south of Yelwa, Nigeria. There the river cuts into an outcrop of ancient ...
(1969– ) an English dancer. She became Principal Ballerina of the Royal Ballet in 1989. * * *
Bussell, Darcey Andrea
▪ 1996       When the Royal Ballet's fall season began in London in October 1995, the star of the season opener, Swan Lake, was to have been Darcey Bussell. For the ...
▪ Western Australia, Australia       town, southwestern Western Australia, on the south shore of Geographe Bay, southwest of Bunbury. The locality was settled by the ...
/bus"iz/, n. a plural of bus1. * * *
bus·sing (bŭsʹĭng) n. Variant of busing. * * * (AmE also busing) n [U] (in the US) the system of transporting children in buses from their homes to schools in a different ...
▪ The Netherlands       gemeente (municipality), west-central Netherlands, near the IJsselmeer (Lake IJssel). Originally a rustic extension of the old fortress town of ...

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