bus


1bus

noun, often attributive \ˈbəs\

: a large vehicle that is used for carrying passengers especially along a particular route at particular times

plural bus·es also bus·ses

Full Definition of BUS

1
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
3
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)

Examples of BUS

  1. She boarded a bus in Nashville.
  2. Are you traveling by train or by bus?

Origin of BUS

short for omnibus
First Known Use: circa 1909

Other Automotive Terms

articulated, block, choke, clutch, diesel, neutral, transmission

Rhymes with BUS

2bus

verb

: to transport (someone) in a bus

: to remove dirty dishes from (a table at a restaurant)

: to remove (something, such as dirty dishes)

bused also bussedbus·ing also bus·sing

Full Definition of BUS

intransitive verb
1
:  to travel by bus
2
:  to work as a busboy
transitive verb
1
:  to transport by bus
2
a :  clear 4d <bus dishes>
b :  to remove dirty dishes from <bus tables>

Examples of BUS

  1. He buses tables at the local diner.

First Known Use of BUS

circa 1909

3bus

abbreviation

Definition of BUS

business

Other Business Terms

amortize, caveat emptor, clearinghouse, divest, due diligence, emolument, green-collar, marque, overhead, perquisite

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