[ buhs ]
/ bʌs /
noun, plural bus·es, bus·ses.
a large motor vehicle, having a long body, equipped with seats or benches for passengers, usually operating as part of a scheduled service; omnibus.
a similar horse-drawn vehicle.
a passenger automobile or airplane used in a manner resembling that of a bus.
any vehicle operated to transport children to school.
a low, movable filing cabinet.
Electricity. Also called bus bar, bus·bar [buhs-bahr] /ˈbʌsˌbɑr/. a heavy conductor, often made of copper in the shape of a bar, used to collect, carry, and distribute powerful electric currents, as those produced by generators.
Computers. a circuit that connects the CPU with other devices in a computer.
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.
throw under the bus. throw(def 57).
Origin of bus1
1825–35; short for omnibus; (def 6) short for omnibus bar
Can be confusedbussed 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)
/ (ˈbʌzˌbɑː) /
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)
/ (bʌs) /
noun plural buses or busses
a large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers between stopping places along a regular routeMore formal name: omnibus Sometimes called: motorbus
short for trolleybus
(modifier) of or relating to a bus or busesa bus driver; a bus station
informal a car or aircraft, esp one that is old and shaky
electronics computing short for busbar
the part of a MIRV missile payload containing the re-entry vehicles and guidance and thrust devices
astronautics a platform in a space vehicle used for various experiments and processes
miss the bus to miss an opportunity; be too late
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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