bus

1
[ buhs ]
/ bʌs /

noun, plural bus·es, bus·ses.

verb (used with object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.

to convey or transport by bus: to bus the tourists to another hotel.
to transport (pupils) to school by bus, especially as a means of achieving socioeconomic or racial diversity among students in a public school.

verb (used without object), bused or bussed, bus·ing or bus·sing.

to travel on or by means of a bus: We bused to New York on a theater trip.

Idioms

    throw under the bus. throw(def 57).

Origin of bus

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1825–35; short for omnibus; (def 6) short for omnibus bar

Can be confused

bussed bust
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Examples from the Web for busbar

  • Everything's burned out or shorted or fused together; I saw one busbar eight inches across melted clean in two.

    Omnilingual|H. Beam Piper

British Dictionary definitions for busbar (1 of 2)

busbar

/ (ˈbʌzˌbɑː) /

noun

an electrical conductor, maintained at a specific voltage and capable of carrying a high current, usually used to make a common connection between several circuits in a system
a group of such electrical conductors at a low voltage, used for carrying data in binary form between the various parts of a computer or its peripherals
Sometimes shortened to: bus

British Dictionary definitions for busbar (2 of 2)

bus

/ (bʌs) /

noun plural buses or busses

verb buses, busing, bused, busses, bussing or bussed

to travel or transport by bus
mainly US and Canadian to transport (children) by bus from one area to a school in another in order to create racially integrated classes

Word Origin for bus

C19: short for omnibus
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