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bus1

bus1

 
pronunciation:
buhs
parts of speech:
noun, transitive verb, intransitive verb
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part of speech: noun
inflections: buses, busses
definition: a large motor vehicle with many seats, usu. used for public transportation.
 
similar words:
coach
 
part of speech: transitive verb
inflections: bused, buses, busing, bussed, busses, bussing
definition: to transport by bus.
 
part of speech: intransitive verb
definition: to ride or travel in a bus.
Word History
Bus is a shortened form of the word omnibus, which was used by the French for a vehicle that could be used by all social classes. Omnibus is a Latin word meaning "for all."
Word Builder: bus +
  • bus stop:
    the place where a bus stops so people can get on or off.
  • bus station:
    a building where many buses stop so that people can get on or off.
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  city, vehicle