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bus

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noun, often attributive \ˈbəs\

Simple Definition of bus

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

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bus

plural

buses

also

busses

  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 in a sentence

  1. She boarded a bus in Nashville.

  2. Are you traveling by train or by bus?



Did You Know?

For nearly three centuries, French mathematician Blaise Pascal was credited with building the fi rst mechanical calculator. Then, in 1935, historian Franz Hammer discovered papers proving that German mathematician Wilhelm Schickard had beaten Pascal to it by 18 years. But in 1661 Pascal initiated a world first that has not been discredited: he conceived the world’s first bus service, proposing that a number of coaches should “circulate along predetermined routes in Paris at regular intervals regardless of the number of people,” and pick up passengers for a small fixed fare. The word bus is short for omnibus, which means “for everyone.” It was first used in this sense c. 1823, and referred to the fact that anyone could join the coach along its route, unlike stagecoaches, which had to be pre-booked.

Origin and Etymology of bus

short for omnibus


First Known Use: circa 1909

Other Automotive Terms


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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)

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of bus

bused

also

bussed

busing

also

bussing

  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 in a sentence

  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





BUS Defined for Kids

bus

play
noun \ˈbəs\

Definition of bus for Students

plural

buses

or

busses

  1. :  a large motor vehicle for carrying passengers





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