bus

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."

Primary Meanings of bus

1.
nv
a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
ride in a bus
2.
n
an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits
3.
v
remove used dishes from the table in restaurants
Full Definitions of bus
1

n 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
Types:
minibus
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

n a car that is old and unreliable

“the fenders had fallen off that old bus
Synonyms:
heap, jalopy
Type of:
auto, automobile, car, machine, motorcar
a motor vehicle with four wheels; usually propelled by an internal combustion engine
dysphemism
an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one

v ride in a bus

Type of:
ride
be carried or travel on or in a vehicle

v send or move around by bus

Type of:
transport
move something or somebody around; usually over long distances
2

n an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits

Synonyms:
busbar
Type of:
conductor
a device designed to transmit electricity, heat, etc.

n the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar

Synonyms:
bus topology
Type of:
network topology, topology
the configuration of a communication network
3

v remove used dishes from the table in restaurants

Type of:
take away, take out
take out or remove

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