from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Partially melted snow or ice.
- n. Soft mud; slop; mire.
- n. Nautical Grease or fat discarded from a ship's galley.
- n. A greasy compound used as a lubricant for machinery.
- n. Maudlin speech or writing; sentimental drivel.
- n. A drink made of flavored syrup poured over crushed ice.
- n. Informal Unsolicited manuscripts submitted to a publisher.
- transitive v. To daub (machinery) with slush.
- transitive v. To fill (joints in masonry) with mortar.
- transitive v. Nautical To wash down (a deck) by splashing with water.
- transitive v. To splash or soak with slush or mud.
- intransitive v. To walk or proceed through slush.
- intransitive v. To make a splashing or slushy sound.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Half-melted snow or ice
- n. Liquid mud or mire
- n. flavored shaved ice served as a drink
- v. To smear with slushy liquid or grease.
- v. To slosh or splash; to move as, or through, a slushy or liquid substance.
- v. To paint with a mixture of white lead and lime.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Soft mud.
- n. A mixture of snow and water; half-melted snow.
- n. A soft mixture of grease and other materials, used for lubrication.
- n. The refuse grease and fat collected in cooking, especially on shipboard.
- n. A mixture of white lead and lime, with which the bright parts of machines, such as the connecting rods of steamboats, are painted to be preserved from oxidation.
- transitive v. To smear with slush or grease.
- transitive v. To paint with a mixture of white lead and lime.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Sludge, or watery mire; soft mud.
- n. Melting snow; snow and water mixed.
- n. A mixture of grease and other materials used as a lubricator.
- n. The refuse of the cook's galley on board ship, especially grease
- n. A mixture of white lead and lime with which the bright parts of machinery are covered to prevent their rusting.
- To apply slush to; grease, lubricate, or polish with slush: as, to slush the masts.
- To wash roughly: as, to slush a floor with water
- To cover with a mixture of white lead and lime, as the bright parts of machinery.
- To fill, as the joints and spaces between the bricks or stones of a wall, with mortar or cement: usually with up: as, to slush up a wall.
- To slop; spill.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. spill or splash copiously or clumsily
- n. partially melted snow
- v. make a splashing sound
Perhaps of Scandinavian origin; akin to Norwegian slask, sloppy weather.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)