/ bʌs; NAmE / noun , verb
■ noun ( pl. buses , US also busses )
a large road vehicle that carries passengers, especially one that travels along a fixed route and stops regularly to let people get on and off :
Shall we walk or go by bus ?
A regular bus service connects the train station with the town centre.
a bus company / driver
a school bus
—see also bus lane , bus shelter , bus station , bus stop , minibus , trolleybus
( computing ) a set of wires that carries information from one part of a computer system to another
■ verb ( -s- or -ss- ) [ vn ]
bus sb (from / to ... ) to transport sb by bus :
We were bussed from the airport to our hotel.
( NAmE ) to transport young people by bus to another area so that students of different races can be educated together
( NAmE ) to take the dirty plates, etc. off the tables in a restaurant, as a job
For more information see the Cultural Guide
early 19th cent.: shortening of omnibus .