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Definitions for omnibus
ˈɒm nəˌbʌs, -bəsom·nibus

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. omnibusnoun

    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 vehicleadjective

    a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

    "he always rode the bus to work"

  3. omnibus(a)adjective

    providing for many things at once

    "an omnibus law"


  1. Omnibusnoun

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

  2. omnibusadjective

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


  1. omnibusnoun

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

  2. omnibusnoun

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

  3. omnibusnoun

    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. omnibusnoun

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

  5. omnibusadjective

    Containing multiple items.

    The legislature enacted an omnibus appropriations bill.

  6. Etymology: From omnibus, dative plural of omnis


  1. omnibus

    Omnibus is a noun or adjective with multiple contexts, but in general, it refers to including or dealing with many different things at once. As a noun, it often refers to a book containing multiple works by a single author or on a similar theme, or a vehicle carrying many passengers, like a bus. In politics, it refers to a single bill or measure that encompasses a wide range of diverse matters or topics.


  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.

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  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. Ted Cruz:

    I'm going to let Marco defend his own voting record. I can tell you that I flew back to Washington, D.C. today to vote against this omnibus.

  3. Nancy Pelosi:

    It is urgent and necessary that we enact this omnibus package, so that we may keep government open and delivering for America’s families.

  4. Ascension CEO Tom VanOsdol:

    Yesterday, the Governor of Florida signed into effect Florida law HB 1B. HB 1B conflicts with The Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services’ Omnibus COVID-19 Health Care Staff Vaccination Interim Final Rule dated Nov. 4, 2021.

  5. Jim Jordan:

    Forty-seven Democrats said they were for it, the chairman of the Homeland Security Committee says ISIS is exploiting it, and we're not going to put it on the omnibus, but we may put in a special provision to help campaign finance for the political parties? do you think the American people are going to like that? Of course it has to go on the bill.

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    one of four connected cavities in the brain; is continuous with the central canal of the spinal cord and contains cerebrospinal fluid
    A imperviousness
    B ventricle
    C allogamy
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