from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A passenger bus that is powered by a motor. Also called motor coach.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A motorised bus, or coach

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. a road vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport; an omnibus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An automobile omnibus.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport


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  • I squeeze between a motorbus and a stalled motorized taxi, am almost flattened by a horse-drawn cart laden with fat hessian sacks.

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  • Halfway to Lodz the windshield fell onto the driver and the motorbus plunged into a drainage culvert and rolled onto its side.

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  • The sweaty Americans were ushered onto a motorbus with cracks in the windshield.

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  • Then a train north; then an antique motorbus upholstered with violet velvet; then a wet cabin cruiser forty miles up a black river into the silver moorlands of Lapland.

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  • Directs and coordinates activities of motorbus company to provide passengers with fast, efficient, and safe transportation.

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  • At sight of the jaunty little motorbus waiting to haul him up the winding grade to the hotel, he actually hesitated.

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  • A long, low car, the chauffeur temporarily detained by the stoppage of a motorbus ahead, had slowed up within three yards of the spot where they were standing.


  • Oldtime Londoners deplored the coming of the taxicab and the motorbus, for their coming meant the entire extinction of the driver of the horse-drawn bus, who was an institution, and the practical extinction of the hansom cabby, who was a type and very frequently a humorist too.

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  • If I had seen him in a motorbus I should never have said, 'A remarkable chap '-- no more than if I had seen myself in a motorbus.

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  • Too late; the wide-winged fighter skidded like a motorbus on a greasy road and fell into the clouds sideways.

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