American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. A long motor vehicle for passengers; a bus.
- n. A printed anthology of the works of one author or of writings on related subjects.
- adj. Including or covering many things or classes: an omnibus trade bill.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Including all or a great number; covering or designed to cover many different cases or things; embracing numerous distinct objects: as, an omnibus bill, clause, or order.
- n. A long-bodied four-wheeled vehicle for carrying passengers, generally between two fixed stations, the seats being arranged lengthwise, with the entrance at the rear. Omnibuses were first started in Paris in the reign of Louis XIV., but were soon discontinued. They were revived in Paris about 1828, and were soon after introduced into London and New York. Now commonly abbreviated, especially in England, to bus.
- n. In glass-making, a sheet-iron cover for articles in an annealing-arch, to protect them from drafts of air.
- n. Same as omnibus-box.
- n. A man or boy who assists a waiter in a hotel or restaurant, removes the soiled dishes, and brings new supplies.
- n. dated A vehicle set up to carry many people (now usually called a bus).
- n. An anthology of previously released material linked together by theme or author, especially in book form.
- n. A broadcast program consisting of all of the episodes of a serial that have been shown in the previous week.
- n. philately A stamp issue, usually commemorative, that appears simultaneously in several countries as a joint issue.
- adj. Containing multiple items.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A long vehicle, having seats for many people; a bus.
- n. (Glass Making) A sheet-iron cover for articles in a leer or annealing arch, to protect them from drafts.
- n. (Printing) A volume containing collected and reprinted works of a single author or on a single theme.
- adj. Pertaining to or dealing with a variety of topics at one time.
- n. a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
- adj. providing for many things at once
- n. an anthology of articles on a related subject or an anthology of the works of a single author
- From Latin omnibus ("for all"), dative plural of omnis ("all") (Wiktionary)
- French, from Latin, for all, dative pl. of omnis, all; see op- in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“One used to see, on the one-horsed omnibus which in old times represented the locomotion of Madrid, _Serbicio de omnibus_ quite as often as _Servicio_.”
“My agent is working to get those OOP titles in omnibus form, but so far it's slow going.”
“There were, Pfeiffer said, several unresolved issues with the long-term omnibus bill, chief among them policy riders that would alter previously passed legislation and compromise executive powers.”
“Children of the Night by Mercedes Lackey – keeper, in omnibus”
“Fans of pulled TOKYOPOP series Rave Master will be pleased to know that Del Rey now has the license and will be releasing the remainder of the series in omnibus form.”
“Given that the release timeframe has shrunk to three months, maybe it will be out around the time the second omnibus is available?”
“But I picked up the Geodesica omnibus from the SFBC and I am totally getting Saturn Returns when it's out.”
“Note 89: Must., pp. 15 — 16, esp.chap. 44: "Quomodo mense septimo agendae sunt gravidae mulieres? in omnibus patienter et quiete, ne nimia gestatione pecus iam perfectum foris excutiatur, siquidem etiam et septimani nasci possunt.”
“Now it does not follow from this text that all persons are obliged to marry, even if the word omnibus were rendered, in all persons, instead of in all things: for if it was a precept, St. Paul himself would have transgressed it, as he never married.”
“Now it does not follow from this text that all persons are obliged to marry, even if the word omnibus were rendered, in all persons, instead of in all things: for if it was”
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