Meaning of BUS in English

transcription, транскрипция: [ bʌs ]

( buses, busses, bussing, bussed)

Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English.

Note: The plural form of the noun is 'buses'. The third person singular of the verb is 'busses'. American English uses the spellings 'buses', 'busing', 'bused' for the verb.


A bus is a large motor vehicle which carries passengers from one place to another. Buses drive along particular routes, and you have to pay to travel in them.

He missed his last bus home...

They had to travel everywhere by bus.

N-COUNT : also by N


When someone is bussed to a particular place or when they bus there, they travel there on a bus.

On May Day hundreds of thousands used to be bussed in to parade through East Berlin...

To get our Colombian visas we bussed back to Medellin...

Essential services were provided by Serbian workers bussed in from outside the province.

VERB : be V-ed adv / prep , V adv / prep , V-ed , also V n adv / prep


In some parts of the United States, when children are bused to school, they are transported by bus to a school in a different area so that children of different races can be educated together.

Many schools were in danger of closing because the children were bused out to other neighborhoods.

VERB : usu passive , be V-ed adv / prep

• bus‧ing

The courts ordered busing to desegregate the schools.


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