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bus

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noun \ˈbəs\

Simple Definition of bus

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

Full Definition of bus

plural bus·es also bus·ses

  1. 1 a :  a large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers usually along a fixed route according to a schedule b :  automobile

  2. 2 :  a small hand truck

  3. 3 a :  bus bar b :  a set of parallel conductors in a computer system that forms a main transmission path

  4. 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

Rhymes with bus


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bus

verb

Simple Definition of bus

  • : to transport (someone) in a bus

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

  • : to remove (something, such as dirty dishes)

Full Definition of bus

bused also bussedbus·ing also bus·sing

  1. intransitive verb
  2. 1 :  to travel by bus

  3. 2 :  to work as a busboy

  4. transitive verb
  5. 1 :  to transport by bus

  6. 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.



Circa 1909

First Known Use of bus

circa 1909


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bus

abbreviation

Definition of bus

  1. business






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