A bus is a long vehicle with many seats. An elementary school student might save a seat on the school bus each morning for her best friend.

A city bus carries far more passengers than a private car, which makes it an efficient form of transportation. When bus is used as a verb, it means to transport by bus, sometimes in an effort to desegregate a school district: "The city will bus students from this neighborhood to the other side of town." It also means "to clear a table" in restaurant lingo, which is often done by a "bus boy" or a "busser."

Definitions of bus
  1. noun
    a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
    “he always rode the bus to work”
    synonyms: autobus, charabanc, coach, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger vehicle
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    a light bus (4 to 10 passengers)
    school bus
    a bus used to transport children to or from school
    trackless trolley, trolley coach, trolleybus
    a passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires
    type of:
    public transport
    conveyance for passengers or mail or freight
  2. noun
    a car that is old and unreliable
    “the fenders had fallen off that old bus
    synonyms: heap, jalopy
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    type of:
    auto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar
    a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
    an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one
  3. verb
    ride in a bus
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    type of:
    be carried or travel on or in a vehicle
  4. verb
    send or move around by bus
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    type of:
    move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
  5. noun
    an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits
    synonyms: busbar
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    type of:
    a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.
  6. noun
    the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar
    synonyms: bus topology
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    type of:
    network topology, topology
    the configuration of a communication network
  7. verb
    remove used dishes from the table in restaurants
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    type of:
    take away, take out
    take out or remove
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