a large motor vehicle, having a long body, equipped with seats or benches for passengers, usually operating as part of a scheduled service; omnibus.
(formerly) 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.
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.
to travel on or by means of a bus: We bused to New York on a theater trip.
Idioms about bus
throw (someone or something) under the bus, Informal. to abandon or sacrifice to an imminent negative outcome for expedience or profit, or to protect oneself and one's interests: The accused was asked to testify against Tony, but he refused to save himself by throwing his pal under the bus.
- bussed , bust
Other definitions for bus (2 of 3)
to work or act as a busboy or busgirl: She bused for her meals during her student days.
Other definitions for bus. (3 of 3)
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How to use bus in a sentence
Part of the discussion included transitioning the agency’s bus fleet to electric — which the Sierra Club has said the agency has lagged behind others in adopting.Metro board approves budget cuts, buyouts as pandemic dents agency’s budget | Justin George | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
Explore by foot or catch a ride with A Slice of Brooklyn, which runs nightly bus tours for most of December.NYC for the holidays: The city’s classic traditions have been tweaked for the times | Andrea Sachs | November 19, 2020 | Washington Post
“All Adults Here,” by Emma StraubWhen a widowed grandmother sees her nemesis mowed down by a bus, it inspires her to connect with her children in ways she’s always avoided.
Then he gulps down some coffee, brushes his teeth and walks outside to catch the school bus waiting near the edge of the sprawling apartment complex.Inside the Lives of Immigrant Teens Working Dangerous Night Shifts in Suburban Factories | by Melissa Sanchez | November 19, 2020 | ProPublica
Electric bus maker Arrival hit the market on Wednesday via a merger with a SPAC.Electric vehicle stocks recover, but the road may not end well | Aaron Pressman | November 18, 2020 | Fortune
Film stars and politicians are still bussed in to sell their products, in the most craven way possible.
“Victory is in our Russian genes,” Putin told a rally of bussed-in blue-collar supporters last Thursday.Assassination Plot Against Putin? Russians Are Skeptical. | Anna Nemtsova | February 27, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
All the gentry up for'ard are bussed up comfortably like fowls for cooking.John Frewen, South Sea Whaler | Louis Becke
Sid jumped up and grabbed me by the shoulders and hair and bussed me on both cheeks.No Great Magic | Fritz Reuter Leiber
But she approached and stood up on tip-toe and bussed my nose.The Animated Pinup | Lewis Parker
British Dictionary definitions for bus
a large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers between stopping places along a regular route: More formal name: omnibus Sometimes called: motorbus
short for trolleybus
(modifier) of or relating to a bus or buses: a 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
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
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