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1omnibus

noun om·ni·bus \ˈäm-ni-(ˌ)bəs\

Definition of OMNIBUS

1
:  a usually automotive public vehicle designed to carry a large number of passengers :  bus
2
:  a book containing reprints of a number of works

Origin of OMNIBUS

French, from Latin, for all, dative plural of omnis
First Known Use: 1829

Other Transportation Terms

camber, corduroy, demurrage, milestone

2omnibus

adjective

: of, relating to, or including many things

Full Definition of OMNIBUS

1
:  of, relating to, or providing for many things at once
2
:  containing or including many items <an omnibus bill>

Examples of OMNIBUS

  1. an omnibus edition of his more popular stories
  2. <the president's state of the union speech is usually an omnibus look at the issues that the country is confronting>

First Known Use of OMNIBUS

1842
OMNIBUS Defined for Kids

omnibus

noun om·ni·bus \ˈäm-ni-ˌbəs\
plural om·ni·bus·es

Definition of OMNIBUS for Kids

:  bus

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