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English

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A bus1.

Pronunciation

Etymology 1

Abbreviation

bus.

  1. business

Etymology 2

Contraction of omnibus.. From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]] omnibus (for everything/all); dative plural of omnis (all).

Noun

Singular
bus

Plural
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bus ({{{1}}})
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A motor vehicle for transporting large numbers of people along roads.
  2. An electrical conductor serving as a common connection for two or more circuits.
  3. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An ambulance.
Synonyms
Translations

Verb

Infinitive
to bus

Third person singular
busses or buses

Simple past
bussed or bused

Past participle
-

Present participle
bussing or busing

to bus (third-person singular simple present busses or buses, present participle bussing or busing, simple past and past participle bussed or bused)
  1. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To transport via a motor bus.
  2. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To transport students to school, often to achieve racial integration.
  3. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To travel by bus.
  4. (transitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To clear meal remains from.
    He bused tables as the restaurant emptied out.
  5. (intransitive, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To work at clearing the remains of meals from tables or counters; to work as a busboy.
    He's been busing for minimum wage.
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Derived terms

Dictionary notes

The Canadian Oxford Dictionary only presents the spellings buses, busing, and bused, implying that these are the predominant forms in Canada.


Catalan

Noun

bus m. (plural bussos)

Singular
bus m.

Plural
bussos m.

  1. diver
bus m. (plural busos)

Singular
bus m.

Plural
busos m.

  1. bus (vehicle; electrical conductor)

Dutch

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Pronunciation

Noun

bus m.

  1. (transport) bus, omnibus

Derived terms


French

Verb form

bus

  1. first-person singular indicative simple past of boire
  2. second-person singular indicative simple past of boire

Noun

bus m.

  1. (colloquial) bus

Synonyms


Lithuanian

Pronunciation

Verb

bus

  1. third-person singular future tense of būti.
  2. third-person plural future tense of būti.
  3. third-person singular future tense of busti.
  4. third-person plural future tense of busti.

Old Irish

Etymology

Proto-Indo-European *beu- (to swell, bulge).

Noun

bus

  1. lip.

Swedish

Etymology

From the verb busa (to do mischief)

Noun

bus n. (uncountable)

  1. Very innocent mischief.
    Trick or Treat is often translated with Bus eller godis
  2. General noise or trouble made by gangs of youths

Tok Pisin

Etymology

From English bush

Noun

bus

  1. bush

See also

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