Definitions for omnibusˈɒm nəˌbʌs, -bəs

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

om•ni•busˈɒm nəˌbʌs, -bəs(n.; adj.)(pl.)-bus•es or, for 1 , bus•ses

  1. Category: Transportation

    Ref: bus1 (def. 1). 1 1 1

  2. a volume of reprints by a single author or on a single subject.

    Category: Literature

  3. (adj.)pertaining to, including, or dealing with numerous objects or items at once.

    Category: Government

Origin of omnibus:

1820–30; < F < L: for all (dat. pl. of omnis)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. omnibus(noun)

    an anthology of articles on a related subject or an anthology of the works of a single author

  2. bus, autobus, coach, charabanc, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger vehicle(adj)

    a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

    "he always rode the bus to work"

  3. omnibus(a)(adj)

    providing for many things at once

    "an omnibus law"


  1. omnibus(Noun)

    A vehicle set up to carry many people (now usually called a bus).

  2. omnibus(Noun)

    An anthology of previously released material linked together by theme or author, especially in book form.

  3. omnibus(Noun)

    A broadcast program consisting of all of the episodes of a serial that have been shown in the previous week.

    The omnibus edition of "The Archers" is broadcast every Sunday morning at 11.00.

  4. omnibus(Noun)

    A stamp issue, usually commemorative, that appears simultaneously in several countries as a joint issue.

  5. omnibus(Adjective)

    Containing multiple items.

    The legislature enacted an omnibus appropriations bill.

  6. Origin: From omnibus, dative plural of omnis


  1. Omnibus

    Omnibus is an American, commercially sponsored, educational television series.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz


    A test for Patience, still popular in England. From Grk. _oneiros_, dream, and _baino_, to go or move. A dream of motion.

Translations for omnibus

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a large book containing a number of books, stories etc

a Jane Austen omnibus; (also adjective) an omnibus edition of Jane Austen's novels.

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