What is bus?

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


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 Omn├Ęs: 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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More definitions of "bus":

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

Famous quotes containing the word bus:

    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)

    David: All the reporters are on the bus.
    Lucas: Okay, start the bus then. And drive them over a cliff.
    Jeremy Larner, U.S. screenwriter, and Michael Ritchie. David (Chris Prey)

    There was an old man from Darjeeling
    Who got on a bus bound for Ealing.
    It said at the door,
    “Please don’t spit on the floor,”
    So he carefully spat on the ceiling.