bus, autobus, coach, charabanc, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger vehicle

(noun) a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; “he always rode the bus to work”

bus, jalopy, heap

(noun) a car that is old and unreliable; “the fenders had fallen off that old bus”

busbar, bus

(noun) an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits; “the busbar in this computer can transmit data either way between any two components of the system”


(verb) remove used dishes from the table in restaurants


(verb) ride in a bus


(verb) send or move around by bus; “The children were bussed to school”

Source: WordNet® 3.1



bus (plural buses or busses)

(automotive) A motor vehicle for transporting large numbers of people along roads.

An electrical conductor or interface serving as a common connection for two or more circuits or components.

(medical industry, slang) An ambulance.


• (electrical conductor): electrical bus, busbar, digit trunk

• (vehicle): autobus, coach, loser cruiser, motorbus, multibus, omnibus


• booze bus

• computer bus

• short bus


bus (third-person singular simple present buses or busses, present participle busing or bussing, simple past and past participle bused or bussed)

(transitive, automotive, transport) To transport via a motor bus.

(transitive, automotive, transport, chiefly, US) To transport students to school, often to a more distant school for the purposes of achieving racial integration.

(intransitive, automotive, transport) To travel by bus.

(transitive, US, food service) To clear meal remains from.

(intransitive, US, food service) To work at clearing the remains of meals from tables or counters; to work as a busboy.

Usage notes

The Canadian Oxford Dictionary only presents the spellings buses, busing, and bused, implying that these are the predominant forms in Canada.


• SBU, UBS, USB, sub, sub-, sub.

Source: Wiktionary

Bus, n. Etym: [Abbreviated from omnibus.]

Definition: An omnibus. [Colloq.]

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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