|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
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.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
boosh'-el (modios): A dry measure containing about a peck, but as it is used in the New Testament (Matthew 5:15 Mark 4:21 Luke 11:33) it does not refer to capacity but is used only to indicate a covering to conceal the light.
Bushel (6 Occurrences)
Matthew 5:15 Neither do men light a candle, and put it under a bushel, but on a candlestick; and it giveth light unto all that are in the house. (KJV WEY ASV DBY RSV)
Matthew 13:33 Another parable He spoke to them. "The Kingdom of the Heavens," He said, "is like yeast which a woman takes and buries in a bushel of flour, for it to work there till the whole mass has risen." (WEY)
Mark 4:21 And he said unto them, Is a candle brought to be put under a bushel, or under a bed? and not to be set on a candlestick? (KJV WEY ASV DBY RSV)
Luke 11:33 No man, when he hath lighted a candle, putteth it in a secret place, neither under a bushel, but on a candlestick, that they which come in may see the light. (KJV WEY ASV RSV)
Luke 13:21 It is like yeast which a woman takes and buries in a bushel of flour, to work there till the whole is leavened." (WEY)
Amos 8:5 Saying,'When will the new moon be gone, that we may sell grain? And the Sabbath, that we may market wheat, making the ephah small, and the shekel large, and dealing falsely with balances of deceit; (See NAS)