- bus1(def 1).
- a volume of reprinted works of a single author or of works related in interest or theme.
- pertaining to, including, or dealing with numerous objects or items at once: an omnibus bill submitted to a legislature.
Origin of omnibus
- justice to all: motto of the District of Columbia.
Examples from the Web for omnibus
Contemporary Examples of omnibus
In between, Stockman missed key votes in Washington, including the omnibus budget.Where Is Rep Steve Stockman?
January 21, 2014
She railed against the omnibus budget deal that just passed Congress.Tea Party Tests Its Might in Texas by Opposing Conservative Rep. Pete Sessions
January 21, 2014
Coburn was one of the two senators not to vote on the omnibus budget bill earlier Thursday.Tom Coburn To Resign From Senate
January 17, 2014
Despite a threatened amendment to defund Obamacare from Ted Cruz, the Senate overwhelmingly approved the omnibus budget Thursday.Senate Passes Omnibus Budget
January 16, 2014
Boustany noted with pride that the omnibus allocated $1 billion dollars to the Harbor Maintenance Trust Fund.House Passes Omnibus Budget
January 15, 2014
Historical Examples of omnibus
"Why not walk over to the old Omnibus House," suggested Grace.Grace Harlowe's Return to Overton Campus
Jessie Graham Flower
He can Take her In by not keeping his appointment, or—he can charter an omnibus if he likes.
For slender purses there are cheap boats, cheap railways, and the omnibus.The Roof of France
But rolling to the feast on the top of the omnibus the Professor lost his high spirits.The Secret Agent
The real rustic does utter a yell of joy at the sight of a Bayswater omnibus.Alarms and Discursions
G. K. Chesterton
- a less common word for bus (def. 1)
- Also called: omnibus volume a collection of works by one author or several works on a similar topic, reprinted in one volume
- Also called: omnibus edition a television or radio programme consisting of two or more programmes broadcast earlier in the week
- (prenominal) of, dealing with, or providing for many different things or cases
Word Origin for omnibus
1829, "four-wheeled public vehicle with seats for passengers," from French (voiture) omnibus "(carriage) for all, common (conveyance)," from Latin omnibus "for all," dative plural of omnis "all" (see omni-). Introduced by Jacques Lafitte in Paris in 1819 or '20, in London from 1829. In reference to legislation, the word is recorded from 1842. Meaning "man or boy who assists a waiter at a restaurant" is attested from 1888 (cf. busboy). As an adjective in English from 1842.