Noah Webster's New International Dictionary of the English Language
1. (n.) A dry measure, containing four pecks, eight gallons, or thirty-two quarts.
2. (n.) A vessel of the capacity of a bushel, used in measuring; a bushel measure.
3. (n.) A quantity that fills a bushel measure; as, a heap containing ten bushels of apples.
4. (n.) A large indefinite quantity.
5. (n.) The iron lining in the nave of a wheel. [Eng.] In the United States it is called a box. See 4th Bush.