Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th 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.
  • intransitive v. To drink liquor to excess.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Lax; slack; limp; flexible.
  • adj. Mellow; soft; (of ground or soil) easily turned.
  • adj. dense, teeming with life
  • adj. luxuriant, delicious
  • adj. beautiful, sexy
  • adj. amazing, cool, fantastic, wicked
  • n. drunkard, sot, alcoholic
  • n. intoxicating liquor
  • v. To drink liquor to excess.
  • v. To drink (liquor) to excess.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Full of juice or succulence.
  • adj. Having thick and luxurient vegetation.
  • adj. Characterized by abundance or luxurience; rich.
  • n. Liquor, esp. intoxicating liquor; drink.
  • n. an habitual drunkard.

from The 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.
  • To drink; tipple on.
  • To drink intoxicating liquor.
  • n. Beer; intoxicating drink.
  • n. The burbot: same as losh .

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • 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

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

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.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

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.

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  • After walking for many hours along an intricate series of paths and grassy trails , the two travellers came upon a lush , green vally

    August 22, 2015