(Busk), v. t. & i. [imp. & p. p. Busked ] [OE. busken, fr. Icel. buask to make one's self ready,
rexlexive of bua to prepare, dwell. Cf. 8th Bound.]
1. To prepare; to make ready; to array; to dress. [Scot. & Old Eng.]
Busk you, busk you, my bonny, bonny bride.
2. To go; to direct one's course. [Obs.]
Ye might have busked you to Huntly banks.
(Busked) a. Wearing a busk. Pollok.
(Bus"ket) n. [See Bosket, Bouquet.]
1. A small bush; also, a sprig or bouquet. [Obs.] Spenser.
2. A part of a garden devoted to shrubs. [R.]
(Bus"kin) n. [Prob. from OF. brossequin, or D. broosken. See Brodekin.]
1. A strong, protecting covering for the foot, coming some distance up the leg.
The hunted red deer's undressed hide
Their hairy buskins well supplied.
Sir W. Scott.
2. A similar covering for the foot and leg, made with very thick soles, to give an appearance of elevation
to the stature; - - worn by tragic actors in ancient Greece and Rome. Used as a symbol of tragedy, or
the tragic drama, as distinguished from comedy.
Great Fletcher never treads in buskins here,
No greater Jonson dares in socks appear.
1. Wearing buskins.
Her buskined virgins traced the dewy lawn.
2. Trodden by buskins; pertaining to tragedy. "The buskined stage." Milton.
(Bus"ky) a. See Bosky, and 1st Bush, n. Shak.
(Buss) n. [OE. basse, fr. L. basium; cf. G. bus Prov. G. busserl, dim. of bus kiss, bussen
to kiss, Sw. puss kiss, pussa to kiss, W. & Gael. bus lip, mouth.] A kiss; a rude or playful kiss; a
(Buss) v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bussed (bust); p. pr. & vb. n. Bussing.] To kiss; esp. to kiss with a
smack, or rudely. "Nor bussed the milking maid." Tennyson.
Kissing and bussing differ both in this,
We buss our wantons, but our wives we kiss.
(Buss), n. [Cf. OF. busse, Pr. bus, LL. bussa, busa, G. büse, D. buis.] (Naut.) A small strong
vessel with two masts and two cabins; used in the herring fishery.
The Dutch whalers and herring busses.
(Bust) n. [F. buste, fr. It. busto; cf. LL. busta, bustula, box, of the same origin as E. box a
case; cf., for the change of meaning, E. chest. See Bushel.]