- First Reference: Job 8:11
- Last Reference: Isaiah 19:15
- Included in Eastons: Yes
- Included in Hitchcocks: No
- Included in Naves: No
- Included in Smiths: No
- Included in Websters: Yes
- Included in Strongs: Yes
- Included in Thayers: No
- Included in BDB: Yes
The papyrus (Job 8:11). (See BULRUSH.) The expression "branch and rush" in Isaiah 9:14; 19:15 means "utterly."
RUSH, noun [Heb. usually rendered sea-weed, and applied to the Arabic gulf, Deuteronomy 1:1 Numbers 21:14. This correspondence deserves notice, as illustrating certain passages in the Scriptures.]
1. A plant of the genus Juncus of many species. The pith of the rush is used in some places for wicks to lamps and rush lights.
2. Any thing proverbially worthless or of trivial value.
John Bull's friendship is not worth a rush
RUSH, verb intransitive
1. To move or drive forward with impetuosity, violence and tumultuous rapidity; as, armies rush to battle; waters rush down a precipice; winds rush through the forest. We ought never to rush into company, much less into a religious assembly.
2. To enter with undue eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; as, to rush into business or speculation; to rush into the ministry.
RUSH, verb transitive To push forward with violence. [Not used.]
RUSH, noun A driving forward with eagerness and haste; a violent motion or course; as a rush of troops; a rush of winds.
RUSH-CANDLE, noun A small blinking taper made by stripping a rush, except one small strip of the bark which holds the pith together, and dipping it in tallow.
RUSH'ED, adjective Abounding with rushes.
1. One who rushes forward.
2. One who formerly strewed rushes on the floor at dances.
RUSH'INESS, noun [from rushy.] The state of abounding with rushes.
RUSH'ING, participle present tense Moving forward with impetuosity.
RUSH'ING, noun A violent driving of any thing; rapid or tumultuous course. Isaiah 17:12.
1. The light of a rush-candle; a small feeble light.
2. A rush-candle.
RUSH'-LIKE, adjective Resembling a rush; weak.
1. Abounding with rushes.
2. Made of rushes.
My rushy couch and fugal fare.