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bus

 (bŭs)
n. pl. bus·es or bus·ses
1. A long motor vehicle for carrying passengers, usually along a fixed route.
2. Informal A large or ungainly automobile.
3. A four-wheeled cart for carrying dishes in a restaurant.
4. Electricity A bus bar.
5. Computers A parallel circuit that connects the major components of a computer, allowing the transfer of electric impulses from one connected component to any other.
v. bused, bus·ing, bus·es or bussed or bus·sing or bus·ses
v.tr.
1. To transport in a bus.
2. To transport (schoolchildren) by bus to schools outside their neighborhoods, especially as a means of achieving racial integration.
3.
a. To carry or clear (dishes) in a restaurant.
b. To clear dishes from (a table).
v.intr.
1. To travel in a bus.
2. To work as a busboy.

[Short for omnibus. V., intr., sense 2, back-formation from busboy.]

bus

(bʌs)
n, pl buses or busses
1. (Automotive Engineering) a large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers between stopping places along a regular route. More formal name: omnibus Sometimes called: motorbus
2. (Automotive Engineering) short for trolleybus
3. (modifier) of or relating to a bus or buses: a bus driver; a bus station.
4. informal a car or aircraft, esp one that is old and shaky
5. (Electronics) electronics computing short for busbar
6. (Firearms, Gunnery, Ordnance & Artillery) the part of a MIRV missile payload containing the re-entry vehicles and guidance and thrust devices
7. (Astronautics) astronautics a platform in a space vehicle used for various experiments and processes
8. miss the bus to miss an opportunity; be too late
9. throw someone under the bus chiefly US to expose someone to an unpleasant fate, esp in order to save oneself
vb, buses, busing, bused, busses, bussing or bussed
10. to travel or transport by bus
11. (Sociology) chiefly US and Canadian to transport (children) by bus from one area to a school in another in order to create racially integrated classes
[C19: short for omnibus]

bus1

(bʌs)

n., pl. bus•es, bus•ses, n.
1. a large, long-bodied motor vehicle equipped with seating for passengers, usu. operating as part of a scheduled service.
2. a similar horse-drawn vehicle.
3. a passenger automobile or airplane used in a manner resembling that of a bus.
4. a heavy bar of copper or other conducting material, used to collect, carry, and distribute powerful electric currents.
5. a circuit that connects the CPU with other devices in a computer.
v.t.
6. to convey or transport by bus.
7. to transport (pupils) to school by bus, esp. as a means of achieving racial integration.
v.i.
8. to travel on or by means of a bus.
[1825–35; short for omnibus]

bus2

(bʌs)

v.i., v.t. bused bussed, bus•ing bus•sing.
to work as a busboy or busgirl.
[1885–90; back formation from busboy]

bus.

business.

bus

coach

A bus is a large motor vehicle that carries passengers by road from one place to another.

I'm waiting for the bus back to town.

In Britain, a comfortable bus that carries passengers on long journeys is called a coach.

The coach leaves Cardiff at twenty to eight.

In America, a vehicle designed for long journeys is usually called a bus.

He took a bus from New York to Seattle.

bus


Past participle: bused/bussed
Gerund: busing/bussing

Imperative
bus
bus
Present
I bus
you bus
he/she/it buses/busses
we bus
you bus
they bus
Preterite
I bused/bussed
you bused/bussed
he/she/it bused/bussed
we bused/bussed
you bused/bussed
they bused/bussed
Present Continuous
I am busing/bussing
you are busing/bussing
he/she/it is busing/bussing
we are busing/bussing
you are busing/bussing
they are busing/bussing
Present Perfect
I have bused/bussed
you have bused/bussed
he/she/it has bused/bussed
we have bused/bussed
you have bused/bussed
they have bused/bussed
Past Continuous
I was busing/bussing
you were busing/bussing
he/she/it was busing/bussing
we were busing/bussing
you were busing/bussing
they were busing/bussing
Past Perfect
I had bused/bussed
you had bused/bussed
he/she/it had bused/bussed
we had bused/bussed
you had bused/bussed
they had bused/bussed
Future
I will bus
you will bus
he/she/it will bus
we will bus
you will bus
they will bus
Future Perfect
I will have bused/bussed
you will have bused/bussed
he/she/it will have bused/bussed
we will have bused/bussed
you will have bused/bussed
they will have bused/bussed
Future Continuous
I will be busing/bussing
you will be busing/bussing
he/she/it will be busing/bussing
we will be busing/bussing
you will be busing/bussing
they will be busing/bussing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been busing/bussing
you have been busing/bussing
he/she/it has been busing/bussing
we have been busing/bussing
you have been busing/bussing
they have been busing/bussing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been busing/bussing
you will have been busing/bussing
he/she/it will have been busing/bussing
we will have been busing/bussing
you will have been busing/bussing
they will have been busing/bussing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been busing/bussing
you had been busing/bussing
he/she/it had been busing/bussing
we had been busing/bussing
you had been busing/bussing
they had been busing/bussing
Conditional
I would bus
you would bus
he/she/it would bus
we would bus
you would bus
they would bus
Past Conditional
I would have bused/bussed
you would have bused/bussed
he/she/it would have bused/bussed
we would have bused/bussed
you would have bused/bussed
they would have bused/bussed

bus

Tracks along which data is moved about the computer.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.bus - a vehicle carrying many passengersbus - a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; "he always rode the bus to work"
minibus - a light bus (4 to 10 passengers)
public transport - conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
roof - protective covering on top of a motor vehicle
school bus - a bus used to transport children to or from school
trackless trolley, trolley coach, trolleybus - a passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires
window - a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened
fleet - group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership
passenger, rider - a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it
2.bus - the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar
network topology, topology - the configuration of a communication network
3.bus - 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"
conductor - a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
LAN, local area network - a local computer network for communication between computers; especially a network connecting computers and word processors and other electronic office equipment to create a communication system between offices
power plant, power station, powerhouse - an electrical generating station
4.bus - a car that is old and unreliablebus - a car that is old and unreliable; "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"
auto, automobile, car, motorcar, machine - a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine; "he needs a car to get to work"
dysphemism - an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one; "his favorite dysphemism was to ask for axle grease when he wanted butter"
Verb1.bus - send or move around by bus; "The children were bussed to school"
transport - move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
2.bus - ride in a bus
ride - be carried or travel on or in a vehicle; "I ride to work in a bus"; "He rides the subway downtown every day"
3.bus - remove used dishes from the table in restaurants
take away, take out - take out or remove; "take out the chicken after adding the vegetables"
Translations
باصحافِلَه، باصمَرْكَبَةيَنْقُلُ بالحافِلَه
autobusdopravovat autobusem
buskøre i busrutebil
buso
bussilinja-auto
autobusbuscarplateforme busautocar
autobus
buszbuszon viszautóbusz
flytja í strætisvagni eîa rúturúta, strætisvagn
バス長距離バス
버스시외 버스
autobusasautobusų stotelėvežioti autobusu
autobussbraukt ar autobusu
autobuz
autobusdopraviť autobusom
avtobus
busslångfärdsbuss
รถโค้ชรถประจำทาง
otobüsotobüsle taşımak/göndermektur otobüsü
xe buýtxe buýt đường dài

bus

[bʌs] (buses, (US) buses or busses (pl))
A. N
1. (= city bus) → autobús m, colectivo m (Ven, Arg), micro m (Chile, Bol), camión m (Mex); (= coach) → autocar m, flota f (Bol, Col)
to come/go by busvenir/ir en autobús
to miss the busperder el tren
2. (= car) → cacharro m; (= plane) → avión m viejo
3. (Comput) → bus m
B. VTllevar en autobús
the children are bussed to schoollos niños van al colegio en autobús
C. VI
1. (= go by bus) → ir en autobús
2. (US) (in cafe) → quitar los platos de la mesa
D. CPD bus conductor Ncobrador(a) m/f
bus conductress Ncobradora f
bus depot Ncochera f de autobuses
bus driver Nconductor(a) m/f de autobús
bus lane N (Brit) → carril m de autobuses, carril-bus m
bus route Nrecorrido m del autobús
the house is on a bus routepasa un autobús por delante de la casa
bus service Nservicio m de autobuses
bus shelter Nmarquesina f de autobús
bus station Nestación f de autobuses
bus stop Nparada f, paradero m (LAm)
bus ticket Nbillete m de autobús
see also bus A1

bus

[ˈbʌs] [buses] (pl)
nbus m
by bus → en bus
to miss the bus (lit)manquer le bus, rater le bus (fig) (= be too late) → manquer le coche
the school bus → le bus scolaire
modif
a bus driver → un conducteur de bus bus ticketbus boy n (US)aide-serveur mbus company ncompagnie f d'autobusbus conductor ncontrôleur/euse m/f de busbus depot ndépôt m de busbus fare nargent m du ticket de bus

bus

:
bus conductor
n(Omni)busschaffner m
bus conductress
n(Omni)busschaffnerin f
bus depot
n(Omni)busdepot nt
bus driver
n(Omni)busfahrer(in) m(f)
bus garage
n(Omni)bushalle f

bus

:
bus lane
nBusspur f
busload
n a bus of childreneine Busladung Kinder; by the bus (inf) in buss (inf)busweise (inf)
busman
n a bus’s holiday (fig)praktisch eine Fortsetzung der Arbeit im Urlaub
bus pass
nSeniorenkarte ffür Busse; (for the disabled) → Behindertenkarte ffür Busse
bus route
nBuslinie f; we’re not on a buswir haben keine Busverbindungen
bus service
nBusverbindung f; (= network)Busverbindungen pl
bus shelter

bus

:
bus station
nBusbahnhof m
bus stop

bus

1
n pl <-es or (US) -ses>
Bus m; by busmit dem Bus ? miss1
(inf: = car, plane) → Kiste f (inf)
vi (inf)mit dem Bus fahren
vt (esp US) → mit dem Bus befördern or fahren

bus

2
n (Comput) → (Daten)bus m

bus

[bʌs]
1. n (buses or (Am) busses (pl)) → autobus m inv
to go by bus → andare in autobus
2. adj (driver, service, ticket) → d'autobus

bus

(bas) noun
a large road vehicle for carrying passengers. He came by bus.
verbpresent participle ˈbus(s)ing: past tense, past participle bus(s)ed
to carry by bus.
bus stop
a place where buses stop to let passengers on or off.

bus

باص, مَرْكَبَة autobus bus, rutebil Bus, Reisebus λεωφορείο, πούλμαν autobús, autocar, bus bussi, linja-auto bus, car autobus autobus, corriera バス, 長距離バス 버스, 시외 버스 bus, reisbus buss, rutebil autobus, autokar autocarro, autocarro de viagem, ônibus, ônibus de viagem автобус, междугородный автобус buss, långfärdsbuss รถโค้ช, รถประจำทาง otobüs, tur otobüsü xe buýt, xe buýt đường dài 公共汽车, 长途客车
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He made for George Willard a picture of his life in the house at Colum- bus, Ohio, with the young wife.
Molly Bawn' was painted in large blue letters on the glossy white sides of the hotel bus, and `Molly' was engraved inside Johnnie's ring and on his watch-case-- doubtless on his heart, too.
We came back to town quietly, taking a bus to Hyde Park Corner.
There hardly seems to be a career in it, unless you could be permanently on the pavement to prevent old ladies getting into the wrong bus.
Bucket, after the departure of the funeral, that they should go per bus a little ways into the country and take tea at a very decent house of entertainment.
I lived near Victoria Station, and I recall long excursions by bus to the hospitable houses of the literary.
Philip was too restless to work that afternoon, so he jumped on a bus and crossed the river to see whether there were any pictures on view at Durand-Ruel's.
I came round as quickly as the Bayswater bus would bring me.
He had driven Sir Peter Bone until he was fifty and then he took to drink a little, and driving the station bus, which lasted him until he was seventy-eight.
At first Nana tied their feet to the bed-posts so that they should not fly away in the night; and one of their diversions by day was to pretend to fall off buses [the English double-deckers]; but by and by they ceased to tug at their bonds in bed, and found that they hurt themselves when they let go of the bus.
At last she came to the gate that is now called after her, out of which she ran into streets David and I have never been in though we have heard them roaring, and still she ran on and would never again have been heard of had not her mother jumped into a bus and thus overtaken her.
And then you take a bus, it is such a short distance--and the shops are full of wonderful things at such fabulous prices, and the carriages and houses are so lovely, and people seem to be showering money right and left everywhere.