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  8  definitions  found 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rush  \Rush\,  n.  [OE.  rusche,  rische  resche,  AS  risce,  akin  to 
  LG  rusk,  risch,  D.  &  G.  rusch;  all  probably  fr  L.  ruscum 
  butcher's  broom;  akin  to  Goth.  raus  reed,  G.  rohr.] 
  1.  (Bot.)  A  name  given  to  many  aquatic  or  marsh-growing 
  endogenous  plants  with  soft,  slender  stems,  as  the  species 
  of  {Juncus}  and  {Scirpus}. 
  Note:  Some  species  are  used  in  bottoming  chairs  and  plaiting 
  mats,  and  the  pith  is  used  in  some  places  for  wicks  to 
  lamps  and  rushlights. 
  2.  The  merest  trifle;  a  straw. 
  John  Bull's  friendship  is  not  worth  a  rush. 
  {Bog  rush}.  See  under  {Bog}. 
  {Club  rush},  any  rush  of  the  genus  {Scirpus}. 
  {Flowering  rush}.  See  under  {Flowering}. 
  {Nut  rush} 
  a  Any  plant  of  the  genus  {Scleria},  rushlike  plants  with 
  hard  nutlike  fruits. 
  b  A  name  for  several  species  of  {Cyperus}  having 
  tuberous  roots. 
  {Rush  broom},  an  Australian  leguminous  plant  ({Viminaria 
  denudata}),  having  long,  slender  branches.  Also  the 
  Spanish  broom.  See  under  {Spanish}. 
  {Rush  candle},  See  under  {Candle}. 
  {Rush  grass},  any  grass  of  the  genus  {Vilfa},  grasses  with 
  wiry  stems  and  one-flowered  spikelets. 
  {Rush  toad}  (Zo["o]l.),  the  natterjack. 
  {Scouring  rush}.  (Bot.)  Same  as  {Dutch  rush},  under  {Dutch.} 
  {Spike  rush},  any  rushlike  plant  of  the  genus  {Eleocharis}, 
  in  which  the  flowers  grow  in  dense  spikes. 
  {Sweet  rush},  a  sweet-scented  grass  of  Arabia,  etc 
  ({Andropogon  sch[oe]nanthus}),  used  in  Oriental  medical 
  {Wood  rush},  any  plant  of  the  genus  {Luzula},  which  differs 
  in  some  technical  characters  from  {Juncus}. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rush  \Rush\  (r[u^]sh),  v.  i.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Rushed}  (r[u^]sht); 
  p.  pr  &  vb  n.  {Rushing}.]  [OE.  ruschen  cf  AS  hryscan  to 
  make  a  noise,  D.  ruischen  to  rustle,  G.  rauschen  MHG. 
  r[=u]schen  to  rush,  to  rustle,  LG  rusken,  OSw.  ruska,  Icel. 
  &  Sw  ruska  to  shake,  Dan.  ruske  to  shake,  and  E.  rouse.] 
  1.  To  move  forward  with  impetuosity,  violence,  and  tumultuous 
  rapidity  or  haste;  as  armies  rush  to  battle;  waters  rush 
  down  a  precipice. 
  Like  to  an  entered  tide,  they  all  rush  by  --Shak. 
  2.  To  enter  into  something  with  undue  haste  and  eagerness,  or 
  without  due  deliberation  and  preparation;  as  to  rush 
  business  or  speculation. 
  They  .  .  .  never  think  it  to  be  a  part  of  religion 
  to  rush  into  the  office  of  princes  and  ministers. 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rush  \Rush\,  v.  t. 
  1.  To  push  or  urge  forward  with  impetuosity  or  violence;  to 
  hurry  forward. 
  2.  To  recite  (a  lesson)  or  pass  (an  examination)  without  an 
  error.  [College  Cant,  U.S.] 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
  Rush  \Rush\,  n. 
  1.  A  moving  forward  with  rapidity  and  force  or  eagerness;  a 
  violent  motion  or  course;  as  a  rush  of  troops;  a  rush  of 
  winds;  a  rush  of  water. 
  A  gentleman  of  his  train  spurred  up  his  horse,  and 
  with  a  violent  rush,  severed  him  from  the  duke. 
  --Sir  H. 
  2.  Great  activity  with  pressure;  as  a  rush  of  business. 
  3.  A  perfect  recitation.  [College  Cant,  U.S.] 
  4.  (Football) 
  a  A  rusher;  as  the  center  rush,  whose  place  is  in  the 
  center  of  the  rush  line  the  end  rush. 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
  adj  1:  not  accepting  reservations  [syn:  {first-come-first-serve(p)}] 
  2:  done  under  pressure;  "a  rush  job"  [syn:  {rush(a)},  {rushed}] 
  n  1:  the  act  of  moving  hurriedly  and  in  a  careless  manner;  "in 
  his  haste  to  leave  he  forgot  his  book"  [syn:  {haste},  {hurry}, 
  2:  a  sudden  forceful  flow  [syn:  {spate},  {surge},  {upsurge}] 
  3:  grasslike  plants  growing  in  wet  places  and  having 
  cylindrical  often  hollow  stems 
  4:  the  release  of  a  store  of  affective  force;  "they  got  a  great 
  bang  out  of  it";  "what  a  rush!";  "he  does  it  for  kicks" 
  [syn:  {bang},  {charge},  {flush},  {thrill},  {kick}] 
  5:  a  sudden  burst  of  activity;  "come  back  after  the  rush";  "he 
  joined  the  gold  rush" 
  6:  (football)  an  attempt  to  advance  the  ball  by  running  into 
  the  line  "the  linebackers  were  ready  to  stop  a  rush" 
  [syn:  {rushing}] 
  v  1:  step  on  it  "He  rushed  down  the  hall  to  receive  his  guests"; 
  "The  cars  raced  down  the  street"  [syn:  {hotfoot},  {hasten}, 
  {hie},  {speed},  {race},  {pelt  along},  {rush  along},  {cannonball 
  along},  {bucket  along},  {belt  along}]  [ant:  {linger}] 
  2:  attack  suddenly 
  3:  urge  to  an  unnatural  speed;  "Don't  rush  me  please!"  [syn:  {hurry}] 
  [ant:  {delay}] 
  4:  act  or  move  at  high  speed;  "We  have  to  rush!"  [syn:  {hasten}, 
  {hurry},  {look  sharp}] 
  5:  run  with  the  ball,  in  football 
  6:  cause  to  move  fast  or  to  rush  or  race;  "The  psychologist 
  raced  the  rats  through  a  long  maze"  [syn:  {race}] 
  7:  of  bodily  processes  such  as  fever,  illness,  etc  [syn:  {induce}, 
  {stimulate},  {hasten}] 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
  Rush,  CO 
  Zip  code(s):  80833 
  Rush,  KY 
  Zip  code(s):  41168 
  From  The  Free  On-line  Dictionary  of  Computing  (13  Mar  01)  [foldoc]: 
  1.    An  interactive  dialect  of  {PL/I},  related  to 
  {CPS},  dated  about  1966.  The  name  is  the  abbreviation  of 
  "Remote  Use  of  Shared  Hardware". 
  ["Introduction  to  RUSH",  Allen-Babcock  Computing  1969.  Sammet 
  1969,  p.309.] 
  2.    A  {high-level  language}  that  closely  resembles 
  {Tcl}  but  aimed  to  provide  substantially  faster  execution. 
  See  {An  Introduction  to  the  Rush  Language 
  by  Adam  Sah,  Jon  Blow,  and  Brian  Dennis  (1994). 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
  the  papyrus  (Job  8:11).  (See  {BULRUSH}.)  The  expression 
  "branch  and  rush"  in  Isa.  9:14;  19:15  means  "utterly." 

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