Definition of "bushel" []

  • A unit of volume or capacity in the U.S. Customary System, used in dry measure and equal to 4 pecks, 2,150.42 cubic inches, or 35.24 liters. (noun)
  • A unit of volume or capacity in the British Imperial System, used in dry and liquid measure and equal to 2,219.36 cubic inches or 36.37 liters. See Table at measurement. (noun)
  • A container with the capacity of a bushel. (noun)
  • Informal A large amount; a great deal: We have bushels of time, so relax. (noun)
  • To alter or mend (clothing). (verb-transitive)
  • (formerly) a Brit unit of dry or liquid measure equal to 8 Imperial gallons. 1 Imperial bushel is equivalent to 0.036 37 cubic metres (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • A US unit of dry measure equal to 64 US pints. 1 US bushel is equivalent to 0.035 24 cubic metres (noun)
  • A container with a capacity equal to either of these quantities (noun)
  • A large amount; great deal (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "bushel" in a sentence
  • "After hoistin 'bushel baskets of tomatoes onto a wagon, this feels light to me."
  • "Latitude does not altogether govern the climate in Canada, when you find wheat of good quality, 62 lb. to the bushel, is grown at Fort Simpson in latitude 62."
  • "These were now there, in all their sail variety, in that half-barrel, or call it bushel, which loomed a hogshead in my view, when my chief left it to file."