bus

Definitions

  • The Paris Bus
    The Paris Bus
  • WordNet 3.6
    • v bus remove used dishes from the table in restaurants
    • v bus ride in a bus
    • v bus send or move around by bus "The children were bussed to school"
    • n bus a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport "he always rode the bus to work"
    • n bus a car that is old and unreliable "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"
    • n bus an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits "the busbar in this computer can transmit data either way between any two components of the system"
    • n bus the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: An American cow called Fawn was not afraid of flying. In May 1963, she was swept up by a tornado and carried half a mile, only to land safely in another farmer's field. Five years later, another tornado carried her over a bus. She survived this too, and lived to the ripe old age of 25.
    • n Bus An omnibus.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: In New Hampshire it is illegal to inhale bus fumes with the intent of inducing euphoria.
    • n bus An omnibus, or public street-carriage.
    • n bus Short for bus-bar. Same as bus-bar.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Producer Paul Maslansky was on the set of The Right Stuff when a bus from the local police academy rolled up. After a bunch of freaks walked off, a sergeant explained that the mayor had forced the department to loosen its acceptance standards. Not too long afterwards, Police Academy hit the theaters.
    • n Bus bus Short for Omnibus.
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Quotations

  • David Hockney
    David Hockney
    “Art has to move you and design does not, unless it's a good design for a bus.”
  • Duchess Loelia
    Duchess Loelia
    “Anyone seen on a bus after age thirty has been a failure in life.”
  • Oprah Winfrey
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    “Lots of people want to ride with you in the limo, but what you want is someone who will take the bus with you when the limo breaks down.”
  • Ram Dass
    Ram Dass
    “When you are already in Detroit, you don't have to take a bus to get there.”

Idioms

Throw someone under the bus - To throw someone under the bus is to get the person in trouble either by placing blame on that person or not standing up for him.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Abbreviated from omnibus,

Usage

In literature:

They tell me that all the cooks have become bus-conductresses or lady-secretaries.
"The Kingdom Round the Corner" by Coningsby Dawson
No qualms of conscience annoyed him as he drove back economically in his bus.
"The Prodigal Father" by J. Storer Clouston
An' now," he added, "'s we've got through 'th our bus'nis, s'pose you step over to the house an' see Polly.
"The Christmas Story from David Harum" by Edward Noyes Westcott
The ancient surface bus reached Central Valley at noon the next day.
"The Memory of Mars" by Raymond F. Jones
I 'spec' I bus' de Capt'n's nose so 'tain gwine be no mo' good to 'im.
"The Clansman" by Thomas Dixon
It would, of course, be the easiest thing in the world for his Majesty to take the wrong 'bus, and be taken goodness knows where.
"The Wallypug in London" by G. E. Farrow
Despite the contrariness of the weather, Joan clambered on to the top of the bus, she felt she could not face the inside stuffiness.
"To Love" by Margaret Peterson
A southbound auto-bus caught her eye and she signaled it.
"The Girl from Sunset Ranch" by Amy Bell Marlowe
I would sooner see you in a 'bus again.
"Anna the Adventuress" by E. Phillips Oppenheim
Besides, we're only going in the bus.
"Christopher and the Clockmakers" by Sara Ware Bassett
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In poetry:

It also was a Jew,
Who drove a Putney 'bus -
For flesh of swine however fine
He did not care a cuss.
"The Bishop and the Busman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
So every blessed day
That 'bus he rode outside,
From Fulham town, both up and down,
And loudly thus he cried:
"The Bishop and the Busman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
And gay young dogs would wait
To see the 'bus go by
(These gay young dogs, in striking togs),
To hear the Bishop cry:
"The Bishop and the Busman" by William Schwenck Gilbert
So still I sin, and though I fail
To get snow-whitely shriven,
My timing's good: I home to hail
The last bus up to heaven.
"Repentance" by Robert W Service
Taking her time,
she looks the bus over,
grand, otherworldly.
Why, why do we feel
(we all feel) this sweet
sensation of joy?
"The Moose" by Elizabeth Bishop
Or the charwoman
who is on the bus when it cracks up
and collects enough from the insurance.
From mops to Bonwit Teller.
That story.
"Cinderella" by Anne Sexton

In news:

And remember you can mix your modes - try biking to the bus stop and then take the bus.
She must board a shuttle bus running on the L line, switch to G and wait for another shuttle bus to get to Queens Plaza.
FAIRBANKS — As ridership on the Fairbanks North Star Borough's bus system continues to climb, the borough is making riding the bus easier.
School bus contractors Harley and Debby Ballard, owners of Ballard Bus Inc, say deep cuts by the state to payments for school bus contractors has forced them to file bankruptcy after 42 years of providing school bus service in Carlsbad.
Witnesses say the driver of a school bus that crashed into a home in North Philadelphia Monday afternoon was on his cell phone before the bus went out of control.
A school bus bringing the Crook County High cross-country team home from a meet in Portland struck a horse west of Warm Springs Saturday night, rendering the bus undrivable but causing no injuries, officials said.
Staten Island bus rider Regina Esposito uses Bus Time.
A new business partnership means the end of bus manufacturing at Orion in Oriskany as Daimler , which owns Orion, gets out of the bus business.
This photo provided by Metropolitan Transportation Authority shows people boarding a bus, as partial bus service was restored on Tuesday.
When cold winds blow and precipitation falls, local bus riders can now take cover at the new North Tulsa Gateway Bus Shelter dedicated Tuesday.
Oct 15 was a very sad day for Marietta when150 Republicans protested the Nuns on the Bus visit with signs calling them "Bums on the Bus," "Romney-Yes.
Anyone with a computer or smart phone can find out their exact bus number, when the bus will be there, and how much the trip will cost.
Aldergrovestar.com reported that Coast Mountain Bus and TransLink bus drivers recorded unpaid fares 2.5 million times last year.
A total of 171 Chinese bus drivers went on strike last Monday in protest at being paid nearly a quarter less than Malaysian bus drivers who work for the same transport company.
After he pulled into a bus bay at the Pentagon and all the riders were off, the Metro official said, US Marshals at the door of the bus asked him to step off.
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In science:

Moreover, each bus is a property of the driver.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
Knowing the time interval to the preceding bus the driver tries to optimize the distance to it either by slowing down or speeding up.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
Bus interval distribution P (s) obtained for the city line No. 4.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
The integrated bus interval distribution I (s) The full line represents the random matrix prediction, the markers (+) represent the bus data and dashed line shows the random matrix prediction with 0.8% of the data rejected.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
The next figure shows the number variance (5) obtained for GUE and compared with the bus data.
The statistical properties of the city transport in Cuernavaca (Mexico) and Random matrix ensembles
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