from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A long motor vehicle for carrying passengers, usually along a fixed route.
- n. Informal A large or ungainly automobile.
- n. A four-wheeled cart for carrying dishes in a restaurant.
- n. Electricity A bus bar.
- n. Computer Science A parallel circuit that connects the major components of a computer, allowing the transfer of electric impulses from one connected component to any other.
- transitive v. To transport in a bus.
- transitive v. To transport (schoolchildren) by bus to schools outside their neighborhoods, especially as a means of achieving racial integration.
- transitive v. To carry or clear (dishes) in a restaurant.
- transitive v. To clear dishes from (a table).
- intransitive v. To travel in a bus.
- intransitive v. To work as a busboy.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A motor vehicle for transporting large numbers of people along roads.
- n. An electrical conductor or interface serving as a common connection for two or more circuits or components.
- n. An ambulance.
- v. To transport via a motor bus.
- v. To transport students to school, often to a more distant school for the purposes of achieving racial integration.
- v. To travel by bus.
- v. To clear meal remains from.
- v. To work at clearing the remains of meals from tables or counters; to work as a busboy.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An omnibus.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An omnibus, or public street-carriage.
- n. Short for bus-bar. Same as bus-bar.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- v. remove used dishes from the table in restaurants
- v. ride in a bus
- n. the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar
- v. send or move around by bus
- n. a car that is old and unreliable
- n. an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits
- n. a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
Short for omnibus. V., intr., sense 2, back-formation from busboy.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
Shortening of omnibus, from Latin omnibus ("for everything/all"); dative plural of omnis ("all"). (Wiktionary)