Bused



a large motor vehicle, having a long body, equipped with seats or benches for passengers, usually operating as part of a scheduled service; omnibus.
a similar horse-drawn vehicle.
a passenger automobile or airplane used in a manner resembling that of a bus.
any vehicle operated to transport children to school.
a low, movable filing cabinet.
Electricity. Also called bus bar, busbar
[buhs-bahr] /ˈbʌsˌbɑr/ (Show IPA). a 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.
Computers. a circuit that connects the CPU with other devices in a computer.
to convey or transport by bus:
to bus the tourists to another hotel.
to transport (pupils) to school by bus, especially as a means of achieving socioeconomic or racial diversity among students in a public school.
to travel on or by means of a bus:
We bused to New York on a theater trip.
throw under the bus. throw (def 57).
to work or act as a busboy or busgirl:
She bused for her meals during her student days.
Contemporary Examples

As Putin Wins Re-Election by Landslide, Both Sides Reluctantly Rally Owen Matthews, Anna Nemtsova March 4, 2012
Is This the Day Odessa Explodes? Will Cathcart May 7, 2014
Anti-RNC Leaders: The Protests Must Go On Lynn Waddell August 25, 2012
The Rise of the Malibu Movie Colony Michele Willens April 28, 2014

Historical Examples

Prison Memoirs of an Anarchist Alexander Berkman
Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States From Interviews with Former Slaves Work Projects Administration
The Gold Hunter’s Adventures William H. Thomes
Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States Work Projects Administration
The Colonel’s Dream Charles W. Chesnutt

noun (pl) buses, busses
a large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers between stopping places along a regular route More formal name omnibus Sometimes called motorbus
short for trolleybus
(modifier) of or relating to a bus or buses: a bus driver, a bus station
(informal) a car or aircraft, esp one that is old and shaky
(electronics, computing) short for busbar
the part of a MIRV missile payload containing the re-entry vehicles and guidance and thrust devices
(astronautics) a platform in a space vehicle used for various experiments and processes
miss the bus, to miss an opportunity; be too late
verb buses, busing, bused, busses, bussing, bussed
to travel or transport by bus
(mainly US & Canadian) to transport (children) by bus from one area to a school in another in order to create racially integrated classes
n.
v.

A car: Whose old bus is in the drive? (1919+)
An aircraft (1916+)
An ambulance: Roger oneoh-four, do we need a bus? (1980s+ Police)

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