Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A drunkard.
  • transitive verb To cause to get drunk.
  • adjective Having or characterized by luxuriant vegetation.
  • adjective Abundant; plentiful. synonym: profuse.
  • adjective Extravagant or luxurious, as in ornamentation.
  • adjective Extremely pleasing to the senses.
  • adjective Voluptuous or sensual.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun Beer; intoxicating drink.
  • Lax; slack; limp; flexible.
  • Mellow; easily turned, as ground.
  • Fresh, luxuriant, and juicy; succulent, as grass or other vegetation.
  • noun A twig for thatching.
  • To drink; tipple on.
  • To drink intoxicating liquor.
  • To rush violently.
  • To splash in water.
  • noun The burbot: same as losh .

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

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

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective obsolete Lax; slack; limp; flexible.
  • adjective dialectal Mellow; soft; (of ground or soil) easily turned.
  • adjective dense, teeming with life
  • adjective slang, of food luxuriant, delicious
  • adjective UK, slang beautiful, sexy
  • adjective UK, Canada, slang amazing, cool, fantastic, wicked
  • noun pejorative drunkard, sot, alcoholic
  • noun intoxicating liquor
  • verb intransitive To drink liquor to excess.
  • verb transitive To drink (liquor) to excess.

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

  • adjective full of juice
  • noun a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually
  • adjective characterized by extravagance and profusion
  • adjective produced or growing in extreme abundance

Etymologies

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

[Origin unknown.]

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.]

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

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