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.
- buryat autonomous republic,
- buryat republic,
- burying beetle,
- burying ground,
- bus boy,
- bus lane,
- bus line,
- bus shelter,
- bus stop
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 buses
Buses filled with cops from the 84th Precinct, where Liu had worked.
They are played on buses, in dance halls, and on the streets.A Quorum For Change: The Fight For Global LGBT Equality|Justin Jones|December 11, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The buses were to be used to transport union members to the protests in Mexico City.
I saw it on billboards and on buses for a long time, and it was always like a knife to the heart.
But the students chanced it, piling into three buses for the dangerous journey back home.Abducted, Tortured, Indoctrinated: The Tale of a Teen Who Escaped ISIS|Yusuf Sayman|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Streams of motor-cars, taxis, and buses hurried along Piccadilly, the streets were busy with people coming and going.To Love|Margaret Peterson
I think it's stunning to stand there and watch the buses and taxis streaming along as though they'd never stop.The Trembling of a Leaf|William Somerset Maugham
But taxi-cabs and buses were compelled to plunge into the water hub-high.Paris Vistas|Helen Davenport Gibbons
The next three buses were fitted with Scarff mountings, which were as satisfactory as the Jabberwocks were unsatisfactory.Cavalry of the Clouds|Alan Bott
I wish the authorities would pass a law prohibiting all these buses and trippers and outsiders.Beginners Luck|Emily Hahn
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.
1838, "to travel by omnibus," from bus (n.). Transitive meaning "transport students to integrate schools" is from 1961, American English. Meaning "clear tables in a restaurant" is first attested 1913, probably from the four-wheeled cart used to carry dishes. Related: Bused; busing.