Pronunciation: (bus), [key]
n., pl. bus•es, bus•ses,
v., bused or bussed, bus•ing or bus•sing.

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. Elect.Also called bus' bar", bus•bar Pronunciation: (bus'bär"). [key]a heavy conductor, often made of copper in the shape of a bar, used to collect, carry, and distribute powerful electric currents, as those produced by generators.
7. Computers.a circuit that connects the CPU with other devices in a computer.

1. to convey or transport by bus: to bus the tourists to another hotel.
2. to transport (pupils) to school by bus, esp. as a means of achieving racial integration.

to travel on or by means of a bus: We bused to New York on a theater trip.


Pronunciation: (bus), [key]
v.i., v.t., bused or bussed, bus•ing or bus•sing.
to work or act as a busboy or busgirl: She bused for her meals during her student days.



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