noun, plural bus·es, bus·ses.
verb (used with object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.
verb (used without object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.
Origin of bus1
verb (used with or without object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.
Origin of bus2
Examples from the Web for bus
Contemporary Examples of bus
Occasionally a pamphlet for a salsa class might be tossed on a doorstop or stuck on a pole near a bus stop.Iran’s Becoming a Footloose Nation as Dance Lessons Spread
January 2, 2015
The detectives learned early on that Brinsley had arrived by bus in Manhattan.Exclusive: Inside a Cop-Killer’s Final Hours
December 31, 2014
At the music studio, Brinsley would arrive by train or bus to break into the music scene.Alleged Cop Killer’s Blood-Soaked Screenplay
December 24, 2014
In the video, the bus is getting searched by a cop with a German shepherd.Alleged Cop Killer Ismaaiyl Brinsley Had a Death Wish
December 22, 2014
A few children, settler children, congregate near what appears to have been the bus station.Inside Hebron, Israel’s Heart of Darkness
November 21, 2014
Historical Examples of bus
He had hoped that they would walk home or that they would get on to a 'bus!
A 'bus drove up as he reached the corner, and he climbed into it.
"That's a nice day," he said, when the 'bus had gone some distance.
The 'bus was now rolling over London Bridge, and the Cathedral could not be seen.
"You 'op on top, an' I'll tell you where to git off," the 'bus conductor said, and John did as he was bid.
noun plural buses or busses
verb buses, busing, bused, busses, bussing or bussed
Word Origin for bus
1832, abbreviation of omnibus (q.v.). The modern English noun is nothing but a Latin dative plural ending. To miss the bus, in the figurative sense of "lose an opportunity," is from 1901, Australian English (OED has a figurative miss the omnibus from 1886). Busman's holiday "leisure time spent doing what one does for a living" (1893) is probably a reference to London bus drivers riding the buses on their days off.