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LUSH

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does lush mean? 

LUSH (noun)
  The noun LUSH has 1 sense:

1. a person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

  Familiarity information: LUSH used as a noun is very rare.


LUSH (adjective)
  The adjective LUSH has 3 senses:

1. produced or growing in extreme abundance
2. characterized by extravagance and profusion
3. full of juice

  Familiarity information: LUSH used as an adjective is uncommon.


 Dictionary entry details 


LUSH (noun)


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Meaning:

A person who drinks alcohol to excess habitually

Classified under:

Nouns denoting people

Synonyms:

alcoholic; alky; boozer; dipsomaniac; lush; souse; soaker

Hypernyms ("lush" is a kind of...):

drunk; drunkard; inebriate; rummy; sot; wino (a chronic drinker)


LUSH (adjective)


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Meaning:

Produced or growing in extreme abundance

Synonyms:

riotous; lush; profuse; luxuriant; exuberant

Context example:

their riotous blooming

Similar:

abundant (present in great quantity)


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Meaning:

Characterized by extravagance and profusion

Synonyms:

lucullan; plush; lavish; lush; plushy

Context examples:

a lavish buffet / a lucullan feast

Similar:

rich (suggestive of or characterized by great expense)


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Meaning:

Full of juice

Synonyms:

succulent; lush

Context examples:

lush fruits / succulent roast beef / succulent plants with thick fleshy leaves

Similar:

juicy (full of juice)


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