Meaning of BUS in English

I. ˈbəs noun

( plural bus·es also bus·ses )

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: short for omnibus

Date: circa 1909


a. : a large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers usually along a fixed route according to a schedule

b. : automobile

2. : a small hand truck


a. : bus bar

b. : a set of parallel conductors in a computer system that forms a main transmission path

4. : a spacecraft or missile that carries one or more detachable devices (as warheads)

II. verb

( bused also bussed ; bus·ing also bus·sing )

Date: circa 1909

intransitive verb

1. : to travel by bus

2. : to work as a busboy

transitive verb

1. : to transport by bus


a. : clear 4d

bus dishes

b. : to remove dirty dishes from

bus tables

III. abbreviation


Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.