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English Dictionary: push by the DICT Development Group
8 results for push
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:
  1. the act of applying force in order to move something away; "he gave the door a hard push"; "the pushing is good exercise"
    Synonym(s): push, pushing
  2. the force used in pushing; "the push of the water on the walls of the tank"; "the thrust of the jet engines"
    Synonym(s): push, thrust
  3. enterprising or ambitious drive; "Europeans often laugh at American energy"
    Synonym(s): energy, push, get-up-and-go
  4. an electrical switch operated by pressing; "the elevator was operated by push buttons"; "the push beside the bed operated a buzzer at the desk"
    Synonym(s): push button, push, button
  5. an effort to advance; "the army made a push toward the sea"
  1. move with force, "He pushed the table into a corner" [syn: push, force]
    Antonym(s): draw, force, pull
  2. press, drive, or impel (someone) to action or completion of an action; "He pushed her to finish her doctorate"
    Synonym(s): push, bear on
  3. make publicity for; try to sell (a product); "The salesman is aggressively pushing the new computer model"; "The company is heavily advertizing their new laptops"
    Synonym(s): advertise, advertize, promote, push
  4. strive and make an effort to reach a goal; "She tugged for years to make a decent living"; "We have to push a little to make the deadline!"; "She is driving away at her doctoral thesis"
    Synonym(s): tug, labor, labour, push, drive
  5. press against forcefully without moving; "she pushed against the wall with all her strength"
  6. approach a certain age or speed; "She is pushing fifty"
    Synonym(s): push, crowd
  7. exert oneself continuously, vigorously, or obtrusively to gain an end or engage in a crusade for a certain cause or person; be an advocate for; "The liberal party pushed for reforms"; "She is crusading for women's rights"; "The Dean is pushing for his favorite candidate"
    Synonym(s): crusade, fight, press, campaign, push, agitate
  8. sell or promote the sale of (illegal goods such as drugs); "The guy hanging around the school is pushing drugs"
  9. move strenuously and with effort; "The crowd pushed forward"
  10. make strenuous pushing movements during birth to expel the baby; "`Now push hard,' said the doctor to the woman"
    Synonym(s): press, push
From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Push \Push\, n.
      A crowd; a company or clique of associates; a gang. [Slang]

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Push \Push\, n. [Probably F. poche. See {Pouch}.]
      A pustule; a pimple. [Obs. or Prov. Eng.] --Bacon.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Push \Push\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Pushed}; p. pr. & vb. n.
      {Pushing}.] [OE. possen, pussen, F. pousser, fr. L. pulsare,
      v. intens. fr. pellere, pulsum, to beat, knock, push. See
      {Pulse} a beating, and cf. {Pursy}.]
      1. To press against with force; to drive or impel by
            pressure; to endeavor to drive by steady pressure, without
            striking; -- opposed to {draw}.
                     Sidelong had pushed a mountain from his seat.
      2. To thrust the points of the horns against; to gore.
                     If the ox shall push a manservant or maidservant, .
                     . . the ox shall be stoned.               --Ex. xxi. 32.
      3. To press or urge forward; to drive; to push an objection
            too far. [bd] To push his fortune.[b8] --Dryden.
                     Ambition pushes the soul to such actions as are apt
                     to procure honor to the actor.            --Spectator.
                     We are pushed for an answer.               --Swift.
      4. To bear hard upon; to perplex; to embarrass.
      5. To importune; to press with solicitation; to tease.
      {To push down}, to overthrow by pushing or impulse.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Push \Push\, n.
      1. A thrust with a pointed instrument, or with the end of a
      2. Any thrust. pressure, impulse, or force, or force applied;
            a shove; as, to give the ball the first push.
      3. An assault or attack; an effort; an attempt; hence, the
            time or occasion for action.
                     Exact reformation is not perfected at the first
                     push.                                                --Milton.
                     When it comes to the push, 'tis no more than talk.
                                                                              --L' Estrange.
      4. The faculty of overcoming obstacles; aggressive energy;
            as, he has push, or he has no push. [Colloq.]
      Syn: See {Thrust}.

From Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913) [web1913]:
   Push \Push\, v. i.
      1. To make a thrust; to shove; as, to push with the horns or
            with a sword. --Shak.
      2. To make an advance, attack, or effort; to be energetic;
            as, a man must push in order to succeed.
                     At the time of the end shall the kind of the south
                     push at him and the king of the north shall come
                     against him.                                       --Dan. xi. 40.
                     War seemed asleep for nine long years; at length
                     Both sides resolved to push, we tried our strength.
      3. To burst pot, as a bud or shoot.
      {To push on}, to drive or urge forward; to hasten.
                     The rider pushed on at a rapid pace.   --Sir W.

From Jargon File (4.2.0, 31 JAN 2000) [jargon]:
   push   [from the operation that puts the current information on
   a stack, and the fact that procedure return addresses are saved on a
   stack] (Also PUSH /push/ or PUSHJ /push'J/, the latter based on the
   PDP-10 procedure call instruction.) 1. To put something onto a
   {stack} or {PDL}.   If one says that something has been pushed onto
   one's stack, it means that the Damoclean list of things hanging over
   ones's head has grown longer and heavier yet.   This may also imply
   that one will deal with it _before_ other pending items; otherwise
   one might say that the thing was `added to my queue'.   2. vi. To
   enter upon a digression, to save the current discussion for later.
   Antonym of {pop}; see also {stack}, {PDL}.

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (15Feb98) [foldoc]:
      1. To put something onto a {stack} or {pdl}.
      Opposite: "{pop}".
      2. {push media}.
      [{Jargon File}]
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