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EnglishEdit

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A bus (motor vehicle).

EtymologyEdit

Shortening of omnibus, from Latin omnibus (for everything/all); dative plural of omnis (all). The electrical sense is derived from figurative application of the automotive sense.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bus (plural buses or busses)

  1. (automotive) A motor vehicle for transporting large numbers of people along roads.
  2. An electrical conductor or interface serving as a common connection for two or more circuits or components.
  3. (medical industry, slang) An ambulance.

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VerbEdit

bus (third-person singular simple present busses or buses, present participle bussing or busing, simple past and past participle bussed or bused)

  1. (transitive, automotive, transport) To transport via a motor bus.
  2. (transitive, automotive, transport, chiefly US) To transport students to school, often to a more distant school for the purposes of achieving racial integration.
  3. (intransitive, automotive, transport) To travel by bus.
  4. (transitive, US, food service) To clear meal remains from.
    He bussed tables as the restaurant emptied out.
  5. (intransitive, US, food service) To work at clearing the remains of meals from tables or counters; to work as a busboy.
    He’s been bussing for minimum wage.

Usage notesEdit

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

Derived termsEdit

  • (clear meal remains): busboy

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AfrikaansEdit

NounEdit

bus (plural busse, diminutive bussie)

  1. (automotive) bus

CatalanEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Cognate to Spanish buso (underwater snail) and Portuguese búzio (underwater snail), from Latin būcina (horn).

NounEdit

bus m, f (plural bussos)

  1. diver

Etymology 2Edit

Probably from Old Norse buza (big wide ship).

NounEdit

bus m (plural bussos)

  1. (archaic) A large sailing ship used in the 12th and 13th centuries, broad of beam and with two or three masts.

Etymology 3Edit

Probably from Persian بوس (bus, kiss).

NounEdit

bus m (plural busos)

  1. (archaic) flattery
Usage notesEdit

Only found in the phrase fer lo bus (to kiss up).

Etymology 4Edit

Reduction of autobús

NounEdit

bus m (plural busos)

  1. bus (vehicle)

Etymology 5Edit

From English bus.

NounEdit

bus m (plural busos)

  1. bus (electrical connector)

CzechEdit

NounEdit

bus m

  1. bus (motor vehicle for transporting large numbers of people along roads)

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DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortening of omnibus, from French omnibus, from Latin omnibus (for all), dative plural of omnis (all).

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NounEdit

bus c (singular definite bussen, plural indefinite busser)

  1. bus, coach

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DutchEdit

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PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Shortening of omnibus, from Latin omnibus (for everything/all); dative plural of omnis (all).

NounEdit

bus m (plural bussen, diminutive busje n)

  1. (transport) bus, omnibus (vehicle)
  2. (transport, in diminutive) minibus, minivan
  3. bus (electrical conductor)
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Etymology 2Edit

From Old Dutch *bussa, from Proto-Germanic *buhsijōn, *buhsuz. Compare German Büchse.

NounEdit

bus f (plural bussen, diminutive busje n)

  1. container, box, tin
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VerbEdit

bus

  1. first-person singular present indicative of bussen
  2. imperative of bussen

FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bus m (plural bus)

  1. bus
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Etymology 2Edit

Inflected forms.

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bus

  1. first-person singular past historic of boire
  2. second-person singular past historic of boire

VerbEdit

bus m pl

  1. masculine plural past participle of boire

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IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English bus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bus m (genitive bus, nominative plural busanna)

  1. bus

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MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
bus bhus mbus
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

JèrriaisEdit

VerbEdit

bus

  1. first-person singular preterite of baithe

LithuanianEdit

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PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bùs

  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.

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RafsiEdit

bus

  1. rafsi of bu.

Old IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

NounEdit

bus ?

  1. lip

RomagnolEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bus m

  1. hole
    • September 2012, Daniela Cortesi, Bônanòta in la Ludla, il Papiro, page 15:
      un sorg e’ cor in priscia int e’ su bus.
      a mouse runs hastily towards its hole.

Scottish GaelicEdit

Etymology 1Edit

Borrowing from English bus.

NounEdit

bus m (genitive bus, plural busaichean)

  1. bus

Etymology 2Edit

From Old Irish bus.

NounEdit

bus m (genitive buis, plural buis or busan)

  1. pout (facial expression)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowing from English bus.

NounEdit

bus m (plural buses)

  1. (Latin America) bus

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SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb busa (to do mischief).

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NounEdit

bus n (uncountable)

  1. very innocent mischief, prank
    Trick or Treat is often translated with Bus eller godis
  2. general noise or trouble made by gangs of youths

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TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English bus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bus

  1. bus (vehicle)

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English bush.

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NounEdit

bus

  1. bush (remote rural areas)
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, Genesis 1:25 (translation here):
      God i kamapim ol kain kain animal bilong ples na ol bikpela na liklik animal bilong bus. God i lukim olgeta dispela samting i gutpela, na em i amamas.


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