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ˈɒm nəˌbʌs, -bəsOm·nibus

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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(n.)

    (Printing) A volume containing collected and reprinted works of a single author or on a single theme.

  2. omnibus(a.)

    Pertaining to or dealing with a variety of topics at one time; as, omnibus legislation; an omnibus budget bill.


  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Omnibus

    om′ni-bus, adj. including all: covering many different cases or objects, as 'an omnibus clause.'—n. a large four-wheeled vehicle for passengers, chiefly between two fixed points:—pl. Om′nibuses. [Lit. 'for all,' L. dative pl. of omnis, all.]

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.

Editors Contribution

  1. Omnibus

    Consolidate-several versions clubbed together and works chosen to bring a consolidated version.

    Several fairy tales stories had come out so a person decided to club it and bring a single version selecting from the earlier.

    Submitted by Lighthouse21 on April 15, 2018

Etymology and Origins

  1. Omnibus

    The dative Latin plural of omnes, all. In a public vehicle of this kind there is room for many, without class distinction.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Omnibus in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Omnibus in Pythagorean Numerology is: 3

Examples of Omnibus in a Sentence

  1. Harry Reid:

    Seriously, I feel good about the omnibus.

  2. Greg Brophy:

    At this point it doesn't appear to be in the omnibus.

  3. Richard Shelby:

    I believe we should keep our word on the omnibus, your word is important.

  4. Jim Jordan:

    People hate the big spending omnibus that didn't address real conservative concerns.

  5. Jim Jordan:

    The omnibus I think has real problems, not just with freedom caucus members, but with lots of Republicans.

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