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omnibus

[om-nuh-buhs, -buh s]
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noun, plural om·ni·bus·es, or for 1, om·ni·bus·ses.
  1. bus1(def 1).
  2. a volume of reprinted works of a single author or of works related in interest or theme.
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adjective
  1. pertaining to, including, or dealing with numerous objects or items at once: an omnibus bill submitted to a legislature.
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Origin of omnibus

1820–30; < French < Latin: for all (dative plural of omnis)

justitia omnibus

[yoo-stit-ee-ah ohm-ni-boo s; English juh-stish-ee-uh om-nuh-buh s]
Latin.
  1. justice to all: motto of the District of Columbia.
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omnibus

noun plural -buses
  1. a less common word for bus (def. 1)
  2. Also called: omnibus volume a collection of works by one author or several works on a similar topic, reprinted in one volume
  3. Also called: omnibus edition a television or radio programme consisting of two or more programmes broadcast earlier in the week
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adjective
  1. (prenominal) of, dealing with, or providing for many different things or cases
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Word Origin

C19: from Latin, literally: for all, from omnis all
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Word Origin and History for omnibus

n.

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.

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