Meaning of BUS in English

bus 1

/bus/ , n. , pl. buses, busses , v. , bused or bussed, busing or bussing .


1. a large motor vehicle, having a long body, equipped with seats or benches for passengers, usually operating as part of a scheduled service; omnibus.

2. a similar horse-drawn vehicle.

3. a passenger automobile or airplane used in a manner resembling that of a bus.

4. any vehicle operated to transport children to school.

5. a low, movable filing cabinet.

6. Elect. Also called bus bar, busbar /bus"bahr'/ . a heavy conductor, often made of copper in the shape of a bar, used to collect, carry, and distribute powerful electric currents, as those produced by generators.

7. Computers. a circuit that connects the CPU with other devices in a computer.


8. to convey or transport by bus: to bus the tourists to another hotel.

9. to transport (pupils) to school by bus, esp. as a means of achieving racial integration.


10. to travel on or by means of a bus: We bused to New York on a theater trip.

[ 1825-35; short for OMNIBUS; (def. 6) short for omnibus bar ]

bus 2

/bus/ , v.i., v.t., bused or bussed, busing or bussing .

to work or act as a busboy or busgirl: She bused for her meals during her student days.

[ 1830-40; back formation from BUSBOY ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .