Adjective "bus" definition and examples

(Bus may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bʌs/

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Definitions and examples

noun

A large motor vehicle carrying passengers by road, typically one serving the public on a fixed route and for a fare.
  1. 'Current regulations ban all vehicles other than buses and bicycles from using the roads at all times.'
  2. 'They claim the bumps impede the movement of emergency vehicles and buses, disturb neighbours and damage cars.'
  3. 'The State Road Transport Corporation is running extra buses to carry the passengers.'
  4. 'The service will operate in a similar way to a bus service, with fares and timetables, but will be flexible enough to pick up passengers in a set area.'
  5. 'Big vehicles like buses and trucks must move into the extreme left lane.'
  6. 'The bus passengers were left abandoned on the side of the road.'
  7. 'The other two will cover heavy goods vehicles and buses.'
  8. 'The major polluting vehicles are trucks, buses and light commercial vehicles, all using diesel.'
  9. 'The answer for Swindon is to reduce the cost of bus fares to make public transport more attractive.'
  10. 'Lorries, buses and wide vehicles will be diverted on to the Millbrook roundabout while the work is carried out.'
A distinct set of conductors carrying data and control signals within a computer system, to which pieces of equipment may be connected in parallel.
  1. 'How is it that even buses in the computer have conductors?'
  2. 'Bus lengths are limited for the round trip time of the signal on the bus.'
  3. 'It also gives each processor access to the full bandwidth of the system bus.'
  4. 'They are identical with the exception of the system bus frequency and multiplier.'
  5. 'A computer system includes a bus interface with a plurality of data buffers.'
  6. 'That gives us the total number of loads: three for the system bus, two for the processor, one for the chipset.'
  7. 'The memory frequency can be set to different rates depending on the system bus frequency.'
  8. 'Each set of terminals has the same set of signal assignments of a parallel bus implemented by metal lines in the board.'
  9. 'The architecture includes plural bus masters, each connected to its own bus.'
  10. 'Connecting to the system bus is a nice first step, but we want to be able to send messages from a well-known address.'

verb

Transport in a communal road vehicle.
  1. 'Increasingly, children are bused to huge, anonymous campuses on the outskirts of town.'
  2. 'Schools could be federally funded to bus children to exercise at clubs.'
  3. 'It is not inconceivable to imagine a scenario where youngsters are bussed from one end of Glasgow to the other to see a concert.'
  4. 'No other county town buses its teenagers on a daily basis to schools north, south, east and west simply because its own institutions cannot cope.'
  5. 'The majority of the busing costs in this province are spent on busing children long distances and along non-pedestrian routes.'
  6. 'So, I'm still bussing the girls back to their schools in Barnes - can you believe it?'
  7. 'Along with children being bussed in and dropped off by their parents, hundreds of students walk or ride their bicycles to school each day because the school is that close to home.'
  8. 'They also say they will avoid local services being overburdened by bussing the youngsters into Hull.'
  9. 'Most children are bussed in or driven to school.'
  10. 'Eventually we will see kids being bused out of the town.'
  11. 'the priest bussed in from a neighbouring parish'
  12. 'After three days of walking or bussing to the station, though, I'm almost looking forward to fighting my way through the traffic and the swearing drivers tomorrow morning.'
  13. 'I bussed to Kennington, from where I caught the Northern Line to Embankment.'
  14. 'So Bails and I bussed to Wood Green.'
  15. 'I was bussed to predominantly white schools, but I shielded myself from bitterness.'
  16. 'While Brown did not prescribe busing for racial balance, the logic of its argument led inescapably to that conclusion, even if no one thought of it in 1954.'
  17. 'Roma children travel to integrated schools by bus, but white children are not bussed to Roma neighborhoods.'
  18. 'Many stem from busing to achieve racial integration from 1974 to 1995.'
  19. 'With the decrease in busing to achieve school integration and the overwhelming return to neighborhood schools, where we live matters.'
  20. 'But I received notice that I would instead be bused to previously all-white Grimsley High, one of the largest and most affluent public schools in the state.'
  21. 'These were quickly adopted as a playground by the hordes of school children bused to the show.'
  22. 'During the 1970s and '80s, school districts relied heavily on busing to achieve racial balance.'
Remove (dirty plates and dishes) from a table in a restaurant or cafeteria.
  1. 'Both groups tended to treat cafeteria workers like me, the Puerto Ricans who bused trays and washed dishes in the dining halls, and the blacks who cleaned the rooms and hallways as servants or worse.'
  2. 'On a canvassing run with a union shop steward who buses dishes at a local restaurant, the going was rough.'
  3. 'I started to be regular waiter there, I bused my own tables so I didn't have to split tips and after a while I used to even cook, now and then.'
  4. 'OK, Brian France went too far when he had the drivers and crews busing tables.'
  5. 'She assured them that their food would be arriving soon and moved off to bus another table.'
  6. 'I tried to get them jobs bussing tables, sorting clothes for Am Vets, and being Christmas elves for an all-ethnic United Colors of Benetton catalog shoot.'
  7. 'I wore it while bussing the outside tables, and graced everybody with bubbles.'

More definitions

1. a large motor vehicle, having a long body, equipped with seats or benches for passengers, usually operating as part of a scheduled service; omnibus.

2. a similar horse-drawn vehicle.

3. a passenger automobile or airplane used in a manner resembling that of a bus.

4. any vehicle operated to transport children to school.

5. a low, movable filing cabinet.

6. Electricity.. Also called bus bar, busbar[buhs-bahr]/ˈbʌsˌbɑr/. a heavy conductor, often made o

More examples(as adjective)

"drivers can be bus."

"companies can be bus."

"systems can be bus."

"standards can be bus."

"firsts can be bus."

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Origin

(bus)Early 19th century: shortening of omnibus.

Phrase

throw someone under the bus