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GUSH, v.i.

1. To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; as, blood gushes from a vein in venesection.

Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out. Ps.78.

2. To flow copiously. Tears gushed from her eyes.

GUSH, v.t. To emit in copious effusion.

The gaping wound gushed out a crimson flood. [Unusual.]

GUSH, n. A sudden and violent issue of a fluid from an inclosed place; an emission of liquor in a large quantity and with force; the fluid thus emitted.




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GUSH, v.i.

1. To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; as, blood gushes from a vein in venesection.

Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out. Ps.78.

2. To flow copiously. Tears gushed from her eyes.

GUSH, v.t. To emit in copious effusion.

The gaping wound gushed out a crimson flood. [Unusual.]

GUSH, n. A sudden and violent issue of a fluid from an inclosed place; an emission of liquor in a large quantity and with force; the fluid thus emitted.


GUSH, n.

A sudden and violent issue of a fluid from an inclosed place; an emission of liquor in a large quantity and with force; the fluid thus emitted. Harvey.


GUSH, v.t.1 [Ir. gaisim; G. giessen; or D. gudsen or kissen. See Guess.]

  1. To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; as, blood gushes from vein a venesection. Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out. Ps. lxxviii.
  2. To flow copiously. Tears gushed from her eyes.

GUSH, v.t.2

To emit in copious effusion. Dryden. The gaping wound gushed out a crimson flood. [Unusual.]


Gush
  1. To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; to flow copiously.

    He smote the rock that the waters gushed out. Ps ixxviii 20.

    A sea of blood gushed from the gaping wound. Spenser.

  2. A sudden and violent issue of a fluid from an inclosed plase; an emission of a liquid in a large quantity, and with force; the fluid thus emitted; a rapid outpouring of anything; as, a gush of song from a bird.

    The gush of springs,
    An fall of lofty foundains.
    Byron.

  3. To make a sentimental or untimely exhibition of affection; to display enthusiasm in a silly, demonstrative manner.

    [Colloq.]
  4. A sentimental exhibition of affection or enthusiasm, etc.; effusive display of sentiment.

    [Collog.]
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Gush

GUSH, verb intransitive

1. To issue with violence and rapidity, as a fluid; to rush forth as a fluid from confinement; as, blood gushes from a vein in venesection.

Behold, he smote the rock, that the waters gushed out. Psalms 78:20.

2. To flow copiously. Tears gushed from her eyes.

GUSH, verb transitive To emit in copious effusion.

The gaping wound gushed out a crimson flood. [Unusual.]

GUSH, noun A sudden and violent issue of a fluid from an inclosed place; an emission of liquor in a large quantity and with force; the fluid thus emitted.

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multiply

MUL'TIPLY, v.t. [L. multiplico; multus, many, and plico, to fold or double.]

1. To increase in number; to make more by natural generation or production, or by addition; as, to multiply men, horses or other animals; to multiply evils.

I will multiply my signs and wonders in Egypt. Ex.7.

Impunity will multiply motives to disobedience.

2. In arithmetic, to increase any given number as many times as there are units in any other given number. Thus 7x8=56, that is, 7 multiplied by 8 produces the number 56.

MUL'TIPLY, v.i. To grow or increase in number.

Be fruitful and multiply. Gen.1.

When men began to multiply on the face of the earth. Gen.6.

1. To increase in extent; to extend; to spread.

The word of God grew and multiplied. Acts 12.

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BAS'ILIC, n. s as z. [L. basilica; Gr. a king.]

Anciently, a public hall or court of judicature, where princes and magistrates sat to administer justice. It was a large hall, with aisles, porticoes, tribunes, and tribunals. The bankers also had a part allotted for their residence. These edifices, at first, were the palaces of princes, afterwards courts of justice, and finally converted into churches. Hence basilic now signifies a church, chapel,cathedral, or royal palace.

BAS'ILIC, n. [See Basil.] The middle vein of the arm, or the interior branch of the axillary vein, so called by way of eminence.

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