noun (plural buses or busses)
- 1A large motor vehicle carrying passengers by road, especially one serving the public on a fixed route and for a fare: [as modifier]: a bus serviceMore example sentences
- The bus service on these routes is temporary until the taxi operations get back to normality.
- The bus servicing the route has also been blocked on more than one occasion.
- The State Road Transport Corporation is running extra buses to carry the passengers.
- 2 Computing A distinct set of conductors carrying data and control signals within a computer system, to which pieces of equipment may be connected in parallel.More example sentences
- A computer system includes a bus interface with a plurality of data buffers.
- Connecting to the system bus is a nice first step, but we want to be able to send messages from a well-known address.
- PCs consist of a set of chips, including the CPU, graphics and keyboard controller, all connected by buses.
verb (buses, bused, busing or busses, bussed, bussing)Back to top
- 1 [with object] Transport in a communal road vehicle: managerial staff was bused in and out of the factoryMore example sentences
- We should not have to bus our children to schools in other areas and as long as we are still talking about how to finance our schools we are failing.
- The three school-age children are bused 28-kilometres to the nearest school - when the road is open.
- Schools could be federally funded to bus children to exercise at clubs.
- 1.1North American Transport (a child of one race) to a school where another race is predominant, in an attempt to promote racial integration.More example sentences
- Roma children travel to integrated schools by bus, but white children are not bussed to Roma neighborhoods.
- And in response to the Ouseley report which highlights segregation in schools, Mr Blunkett also criticised bussing children across cities to ensure a mixed education saying it had been tried before in Bradford.
- We are still busing kids all over town - none of the parents of any race are happy with it and our school system has a huge deficit.
- 2 [with object] North American Remove (dirty tableware) from a table in a restaurant or cafeteria: I’d never bused so many dishes in one nightMore example sentences
- On a canvassing run with a union shop steward who buses dishes at a local restaurant, the going was rough.
- When I stopped there for lunch last week, I recognized practically everybody in the restaurant, from the guy who greeted me at the door to the guy who bused the dishes.
- I bussed her plates then walked back over to Matt.
- 2.1Remove dirty tableware from (a table): Chad buses tables on weekendsMore example sentences
- I wore it while bussing the outside tables, and graced everybody with bubbles.
- He and his special sweetie are spending Valentine's Day evening bussing tables.
- 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.
throw someone under the bus
- • informal , chiefly US Cause someone else to suffer in order to save oneself or gain personal advantage: the government is ready to throw rural voters under the busMore example sentences
- If you don't live up to what you say you're going to do, like being real, they throw you under the bus.
- I don't think we should throw her under the bus as a sacrificial lamb for this.
- Let's not try and throw everybody at the Federal level under the bus.
early 19th century: shortening of omnibus.