Meaning of BUS in English

I. ˈbəs noun

( plural bus·es or bus·ses -sə̇z)

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: short for omnibus


a. : a large motor-driven vehicle designed to carry passengers usually according to a schedule along a fixed route but sometimes under charter for a special trip (as by a social group or an athletic team)

sightseeing bus

bus station

the bus is usually on time

b. : any vehicle either publicly owned or privately owned and operated for compensation used for transporting children to or from school

c. : any of various conveyances resembling a bus (as in carrying passengers or traveling a fixed route according to a schedule)

up the Grand Canal by water bus — Nigel Balchin

a horse bus

a milk bus

d. slang : automobile

not a bad old bus — A.J.Cronin

e. : a hand-pushed usually 4-wheeled vehicle used typically for carrying dishes in a restaurant

2. : busboy

3. or bus bar : an assembly of conductors usually bare but supported on insulators for collecting electric currents from sources and distributing them to outgoing feeders

II. verb

( bused or bussed ˈbəst ; bused or bussed “ ; busing or bussing ˈbəsiŋ ; buses or busses ˈbəsə̇z)

intransitive verb

1. : to travel by bus

2. : to work as a busboy or bus girl

made extra money bussing at a nearby restaurant

transitive verb

: to move or transport by bus

bus children to school

III. ˈbəs

variant of bas

IV. abbreviation


V. noun

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

2. : a set of parallel conductors in a computer or computer system that forms a main data transmission path

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