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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [buhs]
    • /bʌs/
    • /bʌs/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [buhs]
    • /bʌs/

Definitions of bus word

  • countable noun bus A bus is a large motor vehicle which carries passengers from one place to another. Buses drive along particular routes, and you have to pay to travel in them. 3
  • verb bus When someone is bussed to a particular place or when they bus there, they travel there on a bus. 3
  • verb bus In some parts of the United States, when children are bused to school, they are transported by bus to a school in a different area so that children of different races can be educated together. 3
  • noun bus a large motor vehicle designed to carry passengers between stopping places along a regular route 3
  • noun bus of or relating to a bus or buses 3
  • noun bus a car or aircraft, esp one that is old and shaky 3

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Origin of bus

First appearance:

before 1825
One of the 37% newest English words
1825-35; short for omnibus; (def 6) short for omnibus bar

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for Bus


bus popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 99% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

bus usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for bus

verb bus

  • integrate — to bring together or incorporate (parts) into a whole.

Top questions with bus

  • which way is the bus going?
  • how much do bus drivers make?
  • where is my bus?
  • how much does a school bus cost?

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