bushel

(noun, verb)

noun

1. a United States dry measure equal to 4 pecks or 2152.42 cubic inches

Definition categories: quantity

2. a British imperial capacity measure (liquid or dry) equal to 4 pecks

Definition categories: quantity

Sentences with bushel as a noun:

- The Winchester bushel, formerly used in England, contained 2150.42 cubic inches, being the volume of a cylinder 181/2 inches in internal diameter and eight inches in depth. The standard bushel measures, prepared by the United States Government and distributed to the States, hold each 77.6274 pounds of distilled water, at 39.8° Fahr. and 30 inches atmospheric pressure, being the equivalent of the Winchester bushel. The imperial bushel now in use in England is larger than the Winchester bushel, co

- In the United States a large number of articles, bought and sold by the bushel, are measured by weighing, the number of pounds that make a bushel being determined by State law or by local custom. For some articles, as apples, potatoes, etc., heaped measure is required in measuring a bushel.

verb

1. restore by replacing a part or putting together what is torn or broken

Similar word(s): doctor, fix, mend, repair, restore

Definition categories: change, ameliorate, amend, better, improve, meliorate