What does BUS mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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"

  2. bus topology, bus(noun)

    the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar

  3. 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"

  4. bus, jalopy, heap(verb)

    a car that is old and unreliable

    "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"

  5. bus(verb)

    send or move around by bus

    "The children were bussed to school"

  6. bus(verb)

    ride in a bus

  7. bus(verb)

    remove used dishes from the table in restaurants


  1. bus(Noun)

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

  2. bus(Noun)

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

  3. bus(Noun)

    An ambulance.

  4. bus(Verb)

    To transport via a motor bus.

  5. bus(Verb)

    To transport students to school, often to a more distant school for the purposes of achieving racial integration.

  6. bus(Verb)

    To travel by bus.

  7. bus(Verb)

    To clear meal remains from.

    He bused tables as the restaurant emptied out.

  8. bus(Verb)

    To work at clearing the remains of meals from tables or counters; to work as a busboy.

    He's been busing for minimum wage.

  9. Origin: Shortening of omnibus, from omnibus; dative plural of omnis.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bus(noun)

    an omnibus


  1. Bus

    A bus is a road vehicle designed to carry passengers. Buses can have a capacity as high as 300 passengers. The most common type of bus is the single-decker rigid bus, with larger loads carried by double-decker buses and articulated buses, and smaller loads carried by midibuses and minibuses; coaches are used for longer distance services. Bus manufacturing is increasingly globalised, with the same design appearing around the world. Buses may be used for scheduled bus transport, scheduled coach transport, school transport, private hire, tourism; promotional buses may be used for political campaigns and others are privately operated for a wide range of purposes. Horse drawn buses were used from the 1820s, followed by steam buses in the 1830s, and electric trolleybuses in 1882. The first buses powered by internal combustion engines were used in 1895 and this is still the most common power source. Recently there has been growing interest in hybrid electric buses, fuel cell buses, electric buses as well as ones powered by compressed natural gas or bio-diesel.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bus

    Buss, bus, n. Short for Omnibus.

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British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BUS' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #2237

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BUS' in Written Corpus Frequency: #855

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BUS' in Nouns Frequency: #685

Anagrams for BUS »

  1. USB

  2. sub

  3. UBS

How to pronounce BUS?

  1. Alex
    US English

How to say BUS in sign language?

  1. bus


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of BUS in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of BUS in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of BUS in a Sentence

  1. Austin Beutner:

    Join me on the bus.

  2. Mary Ludwig:

    We had the bus driver from heaven.

  3. Katherine Russ:

    I decided to suck it up and take a bus.

  4. Milpitas Police Chief Steve Pangelinan:

    The bus driver is a hero, an absolute hero.

  5. Nick Shumlanski:

    It was a disaster, we had a crane lifting the bus.

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