Busses



a plural of bus1 .
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).
kiss.
to work or act as a busboy or busgirl:
She bused for her meals during her student days.
Contemporary Examples

The Anger From Pakistan Eliza Griswold May 1, 2011
Manhunt for Boston Terrorists Megan McArdle April 18, 2013

Historical Examples

The Agony Column Earl Derr Biggers
The Iron Horse R.M. Ballantyne
The Glory of The Coming Irvin S. Cobb
Space Platform Murray Leinster
Northern Nut Growers Association Report of the Proceedings at the Twenty-Fifth Annual Meeting Northern Nut Growers Association
Red Dynamite Roy J. Snell
Space Platform Murray Leinster
The City of Auckland John Barr

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
noun, verb
an archaic or dialect word for kiss
noun
Frances Mary. 1827–94, British educationalist; a pioneer of secondary education for girls, who campaigned for women’s admission to university
n.
v.
n.
v.

Kissing and bussing differ both in this,
We busse our wantons, but our wives we kisse.
[Robert Herrick, “Hesperides,” 1648]

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)

Tagged:

Read Also:

  • Bussing

    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. […]

  • Bussy

    bussy Historical Examples Bussy D’Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D’Ambois George Chapman Bussy D’Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D’Ambois George Chapman Chicot the Jester Alexandre Dumas, Pere Chicot the Jester Alexandre Dumas, Pere Bussy D’Ambois and The Revenge of Bussy D’Ambois George Chapman Chicot the Jester Alexandre Dumas, Pere Castles and Chateaux of […]



  • Bust

    a sculptured, painted, drawn, or engraved representation of the upper part of the human figure, especially a portrait sculpture showing only the head and shoulders of the subject. the chest or breast, especially a woman’s bosom. Informal. to burst. to go bankrupt. to collapse from the strain of making a supreme effort: She was determined […]

  • Bust-a-gut

    bust a gut Also, burst a gut. Exert one-self to the utmost. For example, He was busting a gut trying to please her . This hyperbolic term alludes to hurting one’s mid-section through physical straining. The first slangy term dates from the early 1900s, the variant from about 1700. For a synonym, see break one’s […]



Disclaimer: Busses definition / meaning should not be considered complete, up to date, and is not intended to be used in place of a visit, consultation, or advice of a legal, medical, or any other professional. All content on this website is for informational purposes only.