American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adj. Having or characterized by luxuriant vegetation.
- adj. Abundant; plentiful. See Synonyms at profuse.
- adj. Extremely productive; thriving.
- adj. Luxurious; opulent: the lush décor of a grand hotel.
- adj. Extremely pleasing to the senses: a lush scent; lush fruit; the lush sounds of an orchestra.
- adj. Voluptuous or sensual.
- adj. Overelaborate or extravagant: lush rhetoric.
- n. A drunkard.
- v. To drink liquor to excess.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Lax; slack; limp; flexible.
- Mellow; easily turned, as ground.
- Fresh, luxuriant, and juicy; succulent, as grass or other vegetation.
- n. A twig for thatching.
- To rush violently.
- To splash in water.
- n. Beer; intoxicating drink.
- To drink; tipple on.
- To drink intoxicating liquor.
- n. The burbot: same as losh .
- n. pejorative drunkard, sot, alcoholic
- n. intoxicating liquor
- v. intransitive To drink liquor to excess.
- v. transitive To drink (liquor) to excess.
- adj. obsolete Lax; slack; limp; flexible.
- adj. dialectal Mellow; soft; (of ground or soil) easily turned.
- adj. dense, teeming with life
- adj. slang, of food luxuriant, delicious
- adj. UK, slang beautiful, sexy
- adj. UK, Canada, slang amazing, cool, fantastic, wicked
GNU Webster's 1913
- adj. Full of juice or succulence.
- adj. Having thick and luxurient vegetation.
- adj. Characterized by abundance or luxurience; rich.
- n. Slang Liquor, esp. intoxicating liquor; drink.
- n. an habitual drunkard.
- adj. full of juice
- n. a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
- adj. characterized by extravagance and profusion
- adj. produced or growing in extreme abundance
- From Middle English lusch ("slack, relaxed, limp, loose"), from Old English *lysc, *lesc ("slack, limp"), from Proto-Germanic *laskaz, *lasiwaz (“weak, false, feeble”), from Proto-Indo-European *las- (“weak”). Akin to Old English lysu, lesu ("false, evil, base"), Middle Low German lasch ("slack"), Middle High German erleswen, Old Norse lǫskr ("weak, feeble"), Gothic 𐌻𐌰𐍃𐌹𐍅𐍃 (lasiws, "weak, feeble"), Middle Low German las, lasich ("slack, languid, idle"), Low German lusch ("loose"). Related to lusk. More at lishey, lazy. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, relaxed, soft, probably alteration of lache, loose, weak, from Old French lasche, soft, succulent, from laschier, to loosen, from Late Latin laxicāre, to become shaky, frequentative of Latin laxāre, to open, relax, from laxus, loose; see lax.Origin unknown. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
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