n. Any plant belonging to the order Juncaceæ, especially a plant of the genus Juncus; also extended to some sedges (Carex), horsetails (Equisetum), and a few other plants.n. A wick. Compare rush-candle.n. Figuratively, anything weak, worthless, or of trivial value; the merest trifle; a straw.n. A small patch of underwood. Halliwell. [Prov. Eng.]n. The lemon-grass or ginger-grass, Andropogon Schœnanthus.n. (See nut-rush, scouring-rush, and wood-rush.)To gather rushes.To move or drive forward with impetuosity, violence, or tumultuous rapidity.To move or act with undue eagerness, or without due deliberation and preparation; hurry: as, to rush into business or politics.In foot-ball, to fill the position of a rusher.To take part in a college rush. See rush, n., 5.To cause to rush; cause to go swiftly or violently; drive or thrust furiously; hence, to force impetuously or hastily; hurry; overturn.Specifically In foot-ball, to force by main strength toward the goal of one's opponents: said of the ball.To secure by rushing.To cause to hasten; especially, to urge to undue haste; drive; push.n. A driving forward with eagerness and haste; a motion or course of action marked by violent or tumultuous haste: as, a rush of troops; a rush of winds.n. An eager demand; a run.n. In foot-ball, a play by which one of the contestants forces his way with the ball through the line of his opponents toward their goal.n. A very successful passing of an examination, or a correct recitation.n. A scrimmage between classes or bodies of students. such as occurs at some American colleges.n. Extreme urgency of affairs; urgent pressure; such a quantity or quality of anything as to cause extraordinary effort or haste: as, a rush of business.n. A stampede, as of cattle, horses, etc.n. A company; a flock or flight, as of birds.n. In mining or blasting, same as spire.n. A feast or merrymaking. Halliwell. [Prov. Eng.]In rowing, to come forward too fast; to rush the slide.To surround with many attentions and entertain often: as, to rush a girl; to rush a man for a fraternity.n. In gold-mining, a place where gold is found in quantities: so called from the rush of miners to mark out claims.Characterized by haste; requiring haste.