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om·ni·bus

 (ŏm′nĭ-bŭs′, -bəs)
n.
1.
a. A large horse-drawn public conveyance, especially of the late 1800s.
b. A long motor vehicle for passengers; a bus.
2. A printed anthology of the works of one author or of writings on related subjects.
adj.
Including or covering many things or classes: an omnibus trade bill.

[French, from Latin, for all, dative pl. of omnis, all; see op- in Indo-European roots.]

omnibus

(ˈɒmnɪˌbʌs; -bəs)
n, pl -buses
1. a less common word for bus1
2. (Library Science & Bibliography) Also called: omnibus volume a collection of works by one author or several works on a similar topic, reprinted in one volume
3. (Broadcasting) Also called: omnibus edition a television or radio programme consisting of two or more programmes broadcast earlier in the week
adj
(prenominal) of, dealing with, or providing for many different things or cases
[C19: from Latin, literally: for all, from omnis all]

om•ni•bus

(ˈɒm nəˌbʌs, -bəs)

n., pl. -bus•es or, for 1, bus•ses,
adj. n.
2. a volume of reprints by a single author or on a single subject.
adj.
3. pertaining to, including, or dealing with numerous objects or items at once.
[1820–30; < French < Latin: for all (dat. pl. of omnis)]

Omnibus

 a group of a large number and great variety of objects, persons, or societies.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.omnibus - an anthology of articles on a related subject or an anthology of the works of a single author
anthology - a collection of selected literary passages
2.omnibus - a vehicle carrying many passengersomnibus - 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
Adj.1.omnibus - providing for many things at once; "an omnibus law"
comprehensive - including all or everything; "comprehensive coverage"; "a comprehensive history of the revolution"; "a comprehensive survey"; "a comprehensive education"
Translations
حافِلَه، سَيَّارَة رُكّاب كَبيرَهمُجَلَّد يَضُم مَجموع كُتُب المُؤلِّف
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autóbuszgyûjteményes kötet
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kopotie rakstikrājumsomnibuss
súhrnný
kitaplar antolojisiotobüs

omnibus

[ˈɒmnɪbəs]
A. N
1. (o.f.) (= bus) → ómnibus m, autobús m, camión m (Mex)
2. (= book) → antología f, tomo m de obras escogidas
B. ADJgeneral, para todo
C. CPD omnibus edition N (Literat) → edición f antológica, edición f de obras escogidas (Brit) (TV, Rad) → programa m especial (que incluye varios episodios)

omnibus

[ˈɒmnɪbʌs]
n (old-fashioned) (= bus) → omnibus m (old-fashioned) omnibus editionomnibus edition n (British) [programme] diffusion en une fois de plusieurs épisodes d'un même feuilleton

omnibus

n
(form: = bus) → Omnibus m, → Autobus m
(also omnibus edition: = book) → Sammelausgabe f, → Sammelband m; (TV) Fernseh- oder Radioprogramm, das zwei oder mehrere Folgen einer Serie als eine Sendung zeigt
adj (esp US) → allgemein, umfassend; omnibus bill (Parl) → Sammelgesetz nt

omnibus

[ˈɒmnɪbəs] n (old) (bus) → autobus m inv; (book) → raccolta
omnibus edition (TV, Radio) → replica delle puntate precedenti

omnibus

(ˈomnibəs) noun
1. a large book containing a number of books, stories etc. a Jane Austen omnibus; (also adjective) an omnibus edition of Jane Austen's novels.
2. an old word for a bus.
References in classic literature ?
Books were to be written, and since books must be written in rooms, and rooms must have hangings, and outside the windows there must be land, and an horizon to that land, and trees perhaps, and a hill, they sketched a habitation for themselves upon the outline of great offices in the Strand and continued to make an account of the future upon the omnibus which took them towards Chelsea; and still, for both of them, it swam miraculously in the golden light of a large steady lamp.
The Lake Shore Railroad then ended at Ashtabula, in a bank of sand, and my elder brother and I walked up from the station, while the rest of the family, which pretty well filled the omnibus, rode.
Crisparkle repaired, awaiting the arrival of a short, squat omnibus, with a disproportionate heap of luggage on the roof--like a little Elephant with infinitely too much Castle--which was then the daily service between Cloisterham and external mankind.
But he had a magic and minute knowledge of the Westminster omnibuses, and indeed of the whole omnibus system of London, the colors and numbers of which he knew as a herald knows heraldry.
With similar recollections Mrs Nickleby beguiled the tediousness of the way, until they reached the omnibus, which the extreme politeness of her new friends would not allow them to leave until it actually started, when they took their hats, as Mrs Nickleby solemnly assured her hearers on many subsequent occasions,
It was but this present morning, as he rode on the omnibus from Richmond; while it changed horses, this present chronicler, being on the roof, marked three little children playing in a puddle below, very dirty, and friendly, and happy.
On a west-bound omnibus Claire Fenwick sat and raged silently in the June sunshine.
During the latter process, an omnibus came to a stand-still under the branches of the elm-tree.
several sentences are missing here in the omnibus edition}
Illi mors gravis incubat, qui notus nimis omnibus, ignotus moritur sibi.
Bless me, child, you will have to charter an omnibus to carry them about.
At the proper time he will put you in a cab or an omnibus, and drive you to the train or the boat; he has packed your luggage and transferred it, he has paid all the bills.

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