What is bus?

  • (verb): Ride in a bus.
    See also — Additional definitions below

Bus

Bus is a clipped form of the Latin word Omnibus. The latter name is derived from a hatter's shop which was situated in front of one of the first bus stations in Nantes, France in 1823. "Omnes Omnibus" was a pun on the Latin sounding name of that hatter Omnès: omnes meaning "all" and omnibus means "for all" in Latin. Nantes citizens soon gave the nickname of Omnibus to the vehicle. When motorized transport replaced horse-drawn transport starting 1905, a motorized omnibus was called an autobus, a term still used.

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Use of Retired Buses - Bus Preservation
... such as internal notices and rollsigns restored to be authentic to a specific time in the bus's actual history ... some cases relatively new examples of a bus type can enter restoration ...
3254 Bus
3254 Bus (1982 UM) is an outer main-belt asteroid discovered on October 17, 1982 by Bowell, E ... Bus ...
Embedded System - Characteristics - Peripherals
... Synchronous Serial Interface) Universal Serial Bus (USB) Multi Media Cards (SD Cards, Compact Flash etc.) Networks Ethernet, LonWorks, etc ... Fieldbuses CAN-Bus, LIN-Bus, PROFIBUS, etc ...
Transport In The United Arab Emirates
... Buses The second transport type is the bus ... A bus is a large road vehicle designed to carry many passengers ... If you do not have your own car you can use a bus to travel ...
Ljubljana - Transport - City Bus
... The Ljubljana Bus Station, the Ljubljana central bus hub, is located in the immediate vicinity to the Ljubljana railway station ... The city bus network, run by the Ljubljana Passenger Transport (LPP) company, is Ljubljana's most used means of public transport ... The number of dedicated bus lines is limited, which can cause problem in the peak hours when traffic becomes congested ...

More definitions of "bus":

  • (noun): An electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits.
    Synonyms: busbar
  • (verb): Send or move around by bus.
    Example: "The children were bussed to school"
  • (noun): A car that is old and unreliable.
    Example: "The fenders had fallen off that old bus"
    Synonyms: jalopy, heap
  • (noun): The topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar.
    Synonyms: bus topology
  • (verb): Remove used dishes from the table in restaurants.

Famous quotes containing the word bus:

    I’d take the bus downtown with my mother, and the big thing was to sit at the counter and get an orange drink and a tuna sandwich on toast. I thought I was living large!... When I was at the Ritz with the publisher a few months ago, I did think, “Oh my God, I’m in the Ritz tearoom.” ... The person who was so happy to sit at the Woolworths counter is now sitting at the Ritz, listening to the harp, and wondering what tea to order.... [ellipsis in source] Am I awake?
    Connie Porter (b. 1959)

    Nora was always free with it and threw her heart away as if it was a used bus ticket.
    Angela Carter (1940–1992)

    If Rosa Parks had taken a poll before she sat down in that bus in Montgomery, she’d still be standing.
    Mary Frances Berry (b. 1938)