EnglishEdit

 
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A bus (motor vehicle).

EtymologyEdit

Shortening of omnibus, from French omnibus from Latin omnibus (for all, for everybody); 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.

SynonymsEdit

HyponymsEdit

Derived termsEdit

DescendantsEdit

TranslationsEdit

See bus/translations § Noun

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.
    • 1966, Phil Ochs, "Love Me, I'm a Liberal", Phils Ochs in Concert.
      But if you ask me to bus my children / I hope the cops take down your name
    • 2008, Ashley R. Holm, Racial Differences in Student Engagement and Attainment: A Study of Topeka High School, 1939--1984, ProQuest →ISBN, page 23
      ...to strike down Detroit's federal court order to bus students across school district lines for the purpose of desegregation and therefore nullify many busing programs throughout the country.
  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

TranslationsEdit

See bus/translations § Verb

AnagramsEdit


AfrikaansEdit

NounEdit

bus (plural busse, diminutive bussie)

  1. (automotive) bus

CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

Etymology 1Edit

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

NounEdit

bus m or 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

Borrowed 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)

SynonymsEdit


DanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bus c (singular definite bussen, plural indefinite busser)

  1. bus, coach

InflectionEdit


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)
Derived termsEdit

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Dutch busse, from Old Dutch *bussa, from Proto-Germanic *buhsijǭ, *buhsuz. Compare German Büchse and English box.

NounEdit

bus f (plural bussen, diminutive busje n)

  1. container, box, tin
  2. bushing
  3. (chiefly historical) one of a variety of early modern firearms, such as flintlock and matchlock guns
Derived termsEdit
Related termsEdit
DescendantsEdit
  • Indonesian: bis (letterbox, mailbox)

Etymology 3Edit

See the etymology of the main entry. Related to etymology 2.

VerbEdit

bus

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

FrenchEdit

Etymology 1Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bus m or f (plural bus)

  1. bus
SynonymsEdit

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 of the past participle of boire

Further readingEdit


IndonesianEdit

 
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Etymology 1Edit

From Dutch bus.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bus/
  • Hyphenation: bus

NounEdit

bus (plural, first-person possessive busku, second-person possessive busmu, third-person possessive busnya)

  1. bus

Alternative formsEdit

  • bis (nonstandard)

Etymology 2Edit

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bus/
  • Hyphenation: bus

NounEdit

bus (plural, first-person possessive busku, second-person possessive busmu, third-person possessive busnya)

  1. wind

Further readingEdit


IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English bus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bus m (genitive singular bus, nominative plural busanna)

  1. bus
  2. (computing) bus

DeclensionEdit

Derived termsEdit

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.

Further readingEdit


LithuanianEdit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium.)

PronunciationEdit

VerbEdit

bùs

  1. third-person singular future of būti
  2. third-person plural future of būti
  3. third-person singular future of busti
  4. third-person plural future of busti

LombardEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bus m

  1. hole

Middle IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Proto-Celtic *bussus, from Proto-Indo-European *bʰew- (to swell, bulge).

NounEdit

bus (gender unknown)

  1. (rare, poetic) lip

DescendantsEdit

  • Scottish Gaelic: bus

ReferencesEdit


NormanEdit

VerbEdit

bus

  1. first-person singular preterite of baithe

PolishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Contraction of autobus, borrowed from English bus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bus m anim (diminutive busik)

  1. (colloquial) bus

DeclensionEdit

Further readingEdit

  • bus in Wielki słownik języka polskiego, Instytut Języka Polskiego PAN
  • bus in Polish dictionaries at PWN

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

Borrowed from English bus.

NounEdit

bus m (genitive singular bus, plural busaichean)

  1. bus

Etymology 2Edit

From Middle Irish bus.

NounEdit

bus m (genitive singular buis, plural buis or busan)

  1. mouth
    Synonym: beul
  2. pout (facial expression)

SpanishEdit

EtymologyEdit

Shortening of autobús or borrowed from English bus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bus m (plural buses)

  1. Clipping of autobús; bus
    Synonym: autobús

Derived termsEdit

Related termsEdit


SwedishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From the verb busa (to do mischief).

PronunciationEdit

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

DeclensionEdit

Declension of bus 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative bus buset
Genitive bus busets

Derived termsEdit

AnagramsEdit


TagalogEdit

EtymologyEdit

Borrowed from English bus.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

bus

  1. bus (vehicle)

Related termsEdit


Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English bush.

PronunciationEdit

  This entry needs pronunciation information. If you are familiar with the IPA then please add some!

NounEdit

bus

  1. bush (remote rural areas)
    • 1989, Buk Baibel long Tok Pisin, Port Moresby: Bible Society of Papua New Guinea, 1:25:
      (please add an English translation of this quote)
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Derived termsEdit


West FlemishEdit

Etymology 1Edit

From Middle Dutch busch, variant of bosch, from Old Dutch *busc, from Proto-Germanic *buskaz.

NounEdit

bus n

  1. forest

Etymology 2Edit

(This etymology is missing or incomplete. Please add to it, or discuss it at the Etymology scriptorium. Particularly: “Same as Dutch "bus", but is it derived from that or shortened from "omnibus" independently?”)

NounEdit

bus m

  1. bus