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Definition of "bus" [bus]

  • A long motor vehicle for carrying passengers, usually along a fixed route. (noun)
  • Informal A large or ungainly automobile. (noun)
  • A four-wheeled cart for carrying dishes in a restaurant. (noun)
  • Electricity A bus bar. (noun)
  • Computer Science A parallel circuit that connects the major components of a computer, allowing the transfer of electric impulses from one connected component to any other. (noun)
  • A large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers between stopping places along a regular route (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Of or relating to a bus or buses (noun)
  • A car or aircraft, esp one that is old and shaky (noun)
  • The part of a MIRV missile payload containing the re-entry vehicles and guidance and thrust devices (noun)
  • A platform in a space vehicle used for various experiments and processes (noun)
  • To travel or transport by bus (verb)
  • To transport (children) by bus from one area to a school in another in order to create racially integrated classes (verb)

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Use "bus" in a sentence
  • "If you simply want to tour around and see the country, the bus is the way to go."
  • "Although writing with pen & notebook on a bus is a tricky endeavor."
  • "And the first thing visitors see when they get off the bus is a statue of the company's mascot: the high-fin loach."