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Noun: bus (buses,busses)  bús
  1. A vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
    "he always rode the bus to work";
    - autobus, coach, charabanc [Brit], double-decker, jitney [N. Amer, informal], motorbus, motorcoach, omnibus, passenger vehicle
     
  2. The topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar
    - bus topology
     
  3. An electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits
    - busbar
     
  4. [informal] A car that is old and unreliable
    "the fenders had fallen off that old bus";
    - jalopy [informal], heap [informal], clunker [N. Amer, informal], hooptie [US, informal], banger [Brit, informal]
Verb: bus (bused,busing,buses, also bussed,bussing,busses)  bús
  1. Send or move around by bus
     
  2. Ride in a bus
     
  3. [N. Amer] Remove used dishes from the table in restaurants

Sounds like: buss

Derived forms: busing, buses, bused

Type of: auto [informal], autocar [archaic], automobile [N. Amer], car, conductor, dysphemism, fish out [informal], motorcar, network topology, public transport, ride, take away, take out, topology, transport, wheel [informal], whip [US, informal]

Part of: computer, computing device, computing machine, data processor, electronic computer, fleet, information processing system, LAN, local area network, power plant, power station, powerhouse

Encyclopedia: Bus, Pas-de-Calais