bus: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (bus), [key]
— n., pl. v., bus•es, bus•ses, bused bussed, bus•ing bus•sing.
  1. a large motor vehicle, having a long body, equipped with seats or benches for passengers, usually operating as part of a scheduled service; omnibus.
  2. a similar horse-drawn vehicle.
  3. a passenger automobile or airplane used in a manner resembling that of a bus.
  4. any vehicle operated to transport children to school.
  5. a low, movable filing cabinet.
  6. Also calleda heavy conductor, often made of copper in the shape of a bar, used to collect, carry, and distribute powerful electric currents, as those produced by generators.
  7. a circuit that connects the CPU with other devices in a computer.
  1. to convey or transport by bus: to bus the tourists to another hotel.
  2. to transport (pupils) to school by bus, esp. as a means of achieving racial integration.
  1. to travel on or by means of a bus: We bused to New York on a theater trip.


Pronunciation: (bus), [key]
— bused bussed, bus•ing bus•sing.
  1. to work or act as a busboy or busgirl: She bused for her meals during her student days.


Pronunciation: [key]
  1. business.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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  • bus (Thesaurus)