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hush


  5  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hush  \Hush\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Hushed};  p.  pr  &  vb  n. 
  {Hushing}.]  [OE.  huschen,  hussen  prob.  of  imitative  origin; 
  cf  LG  hussen  to  lull  to  sleep,  G.  husch  quick,  make  haste, 
  be  silent.] 
  1.  To  still  to  silence;  to  calm;  to  make  quiet;  to  repress 
  the  noise  or  clamor  of 
 
  My  tongue  shall  hush  again  this  storm  of  war. 
  --Shak. 
 
  2.  To  appease;  to  allay;  to  calm;  to  soothe. 
 
  With  thou,  then,  Hush  my  cares?  --Otway. 
 
  And  hush'd  my  deepest  grief  of  all  --Tennyson. 
 
  {To  hush  up},  to  procure  silence  concerning;  to  suppress;  to 
  keep  secret.  ``This  matter  is  hushed  up.''  --Pope. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hush  \Hush\,  v.  i. 
  To  become  or  to  keep  still  or  quiet;  to  become  silent;  -- 
  esp.  used  in  the  imperative,  as  an  exclamation;  be  still  be 
  silent  or  quiet;  make  no  noise. 
 
  Hush,  idle  words  and  thoughts  of  ill.  --Keble. 
 
  But  all  these  strangers'  presence  every  one  did  hush. 
  --Spenser. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hush  \Hush\,  n. 
  Stillness;  silence;  quiet.  [R.]  ``It  is  the  hush  of  night.'' 
  --Byron. 
 
  {Hush  money},  money  paid  to  secure  silence,  or  to  prevent  the 
  disclosure  of  facts.  --Swift. 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Hush  \Hush\,  a. 
  Silent;  quiet.  ``Hush  as  death.''  --Shak. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  hush 
  n  :  (poetic)  tranquil  silence;  "the  still  of  the  night"  [syn:  {stillness}, 
  {still}] 
  v  1:  become  quiet  or  still  fall  silent;  "hush  my  babay!" 
  2:  cause  to  be  quiet  or  not  talk;  "This  threat  ought  to  shut 
  them  up!"  [syn:  {silence},  {quieten},  {still},  {shut  up}, 
  {hush  up}] 
  3:  become  quiet  or  quieter;  "The  audience  fell  silent  when  the 
  speaker  entered"  [syn:  {quiet},  {quieten},  {quiesce},  {quiet 
  down},  {pipe  down}] 
  4:  wash  by  removing  particles;  in  mining;  "Wash  ores" 
  5:  run  water  over  the  ground  to  erode  (soil),  revealing  the 
  underlying  strata  and  valuable  minerals;  in  mining 




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