busses

[ buhs-iz ]
/ ˈbʌs ɪz /

noun

a plural of bus1.

Definition for busses (2 of 4)

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.

Origin of bus

1
1825–35; short for omnibus; (def 6) short for omnibus bar

Can be confused

bussed bust

Definition for busses (3 of 4)

buss

[ buhs ]
/ bʌs /

noun, verb (used with or without object)


Origin of buss

1560–70; perhaps blend of obsolete bass kiss and obsolete cuss kiss (cognate with German Kuss; replacing Middle English, Old English coss (cognate with Old Norse koss))

Can be confused

bus buss

Definition for busses (4 of 4)

bus

2
[ buhs ]
/ bʌs /

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

to work or act as a busboy or busgirl: She bused for her meals during her student days.

Origin of bus

2
First recorded in 1830–40; back formation from busboy
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British Dictionary definitions for busses (1 of 3)

buss

/ (bʌs) /

noun, verb

an archaic or dialect word for kiss

Word Origin for buss

C16: probably of imitative origin; compare French baiser, German dialect Bussi little kiss

British Dictionary definitions for busses (2 of 3)

Buss

/ (bʌs) /

noun

Frances Mary . 1827–94, British educationalist; a pioneer of secondary education for girls, who campaigned for women's admission to university

British Dictionary definitions for busses (3 of 3)

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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