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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun bus:

conversational speech64.09%task-oriented speech35.91%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun bus:

heapcoachbus

Bus is sometimes a misspelling of bridge.

The word bus is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun bus

What does bus mean as a name of something?

Bus is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: buses / busses (less preferred form)

  1. a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport
  2. the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar
  3. an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits
  4. a car that is old and unreliable
    • example: the fenders had fallen off that old bus
    • lexical domain: Artifacts - nouns denoting man-made objects
    • synonyms of bus: heap / jalopy
    • more generic words: auto / automobile / car / machine / motorcar = a motor vehicle with four wheels; dysphemism = an offensive or disparaging expression that is substituted for an inoffensive one

Alternative definition of the noun bus

noun

  1. [context: automotive] A motor vehicle for transporting large numbers of people along roads.
  2. An electrical conductor serving as a common connection for two or more circuits.
  3. [context: medical industry, slang] An ambulance.

Definition of the verb bus

What does bus mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: bused / bussed (less preferred form) | busing / bussing (less preferred form) | buses / busses (less preferred form)

  1. send or move around by bus
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formulaVerbs with the same syntax
      [Agent - being or vehicle] [Verb] [Destination] [Theme]Amanda flew me the packageVerbs of Sending and Carrying: barge, cart, ferry, fly, shuttle, truck
      [Agent - being or vehicle] [Verb] [Theme]Amanda shoved the box | Amanda shuttled her children
      [Agent - being or vehicle] [Verb] [Theme] to / towards [Destination]Amanda carried the package to New York | Amanda drove the package to New York
      [Agent - being or vehicle] [Verb] [Theme] to [Destination]Amanda shuttled the children to school | Nora sent the book to London
      [Agent - being or vehicle] [Verb] [Theme] to [Destination] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda trucked the package to her mother's house from Philadelphia
      [Agent - being or vehicle] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source]Amanda shoved the box from the corner | Amanda shuttled her children from Philadelphia | Nora sent the book from Paris
      [Agent - being or vehicle] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] to / towards [Destination]Amanda carried the package from home to New York | Amanda drove the package from home to New York
      [Agent - being or vehicle] [Verb] [Theme] from / out / out of / off / off of [Source] to [Destination]Amanda trucked the package from Philadelphia to her mother's house | Nora sent the book from Paris to London
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horseVerbs of Motion: balloon, boat, bobsled, cab, caravan, chariot, coach, dogsled, ferry, gondola, helicopter, jeep, jet, moped, motor, parachute, punt, rickshaw, rocket, sledge, sleigh, taxi, tram, trolley, yacht
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state]Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]He skated Penny around the rink | He waltzed her across the floor
      [Theme - being] [Verb]Claire skated | The ball rolled | They waltzed
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique] [Adjective]Claire skated her skates blades blunt
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state]Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location]Claire skated along the canal
    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: transport = move something or somebody around
  2. ride in a bus
    • syntax:
      Syntactic formulaExample for the syntactic formula
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme]He skated Penny | Tom jumped the horse
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Adjective]Bill rolled the drawer open | He rode her seasick | He skated Penny exhausted | Tom walked the dog exhausted
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] to / into [Oblique, state]Bill rolled the drawer to an open position | He rode her to sickness | He skated Penny to exhaustion | Tom walked the dog to exhaustion
      [Agent - being] [Verb] [Theme] [Path Preposition] [Location]He skated Penny around the rink | He waltzed her across the floor
      [Theme - being] [Verb]Claire skated | The ball rolled | They waltzed
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique] [Adjective]Claire skated her skates blades blunt
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Oblique 1] to / into [Oblique 2, state]Claire skated her skates blades to shreds | She waltzed herself to sickness | We walked ourselves into a state of exhaustion
      [Theme - being] [Verb] [Path Preposition] [Location]Claire skated along the canal

      Verbs of Motion (with the same syntax): balloon, boat, bobsled, cab, caravan, chariot, coach, dogsled, ferry, gondola, helicopter, jeep, jet, moped, motor, parachute, punt, rickshaw, rocket, sledge, sleigh, taxi, tram, trolley, yacht.

    • lexical domain: Motions - verbs of walking, flying, swimming
    • more generic word: ride = be carried or travel on or in a vehicle
  3. remove used dishes from the table in restaurants
    • syntax: the same syntax as for the sense 2
    • lexical domain: Change - verbs of size, temperature change, intensifying, etc.
    • more generic terms: take away / take out = take out or remove

Films

  1. "Bus": An examination of those who live amidst the complex rules, walls, soldiers, and permits that make up the Israel/Palestine bus system.
  2. "Bus" is a 2007 short film directed by Jens Schillmöller.
    • country: Germany
    • language: German Language
    • released in (9 years ago)

Characters

  1. Bus is a fictional character from the 2012 film The Master.
  2. Bus is a fictional character from the 2013 short film Refuge.

There are other characters with in their name, like Bus Boy, Bus Girl, Bus Driver, Bus Person, Bus Conductor, The Bus Driver and Kronecker Bus Driver.

Person

Who is Bus?

Bus a.k.a. Lester Sutherland was an actor.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Bus

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Google previewComputer Science with Python

by Reeta Sahoo, Gagan Sahoo

The bus refers to an electrical pathway through which bits are transferred between various computer components. 7.

Google previewCOMPUTER SCIENCE WITH C++

by Saraswati Experts

The bus refers to an electrical pathway through which bits are transferred between various computer components. 7.

Google previewEmbedded DSP Processor Design (2008)

Application Specific Instruction Set Processors by Dake Liu

The system bus is the communication media between processors and off-chip components. The definition of a processor core is currently ambiguous. Some cores include memories and peripherals, and some don't. In this book, the DSP core ...

Google previewNetworking and Internetworking with Microcontrollers (2004)

by Fred Eady

Initially designed for use in commercial audio and video systems, the inter-IC or I2C bus is a Philips Semiconductor creation. Just as its name implies, the I2C bus is a bidirectional 2-wire bus that is used to transport data between ICs (integrated circuits). Unlike RS-232...

Google previewExcel Basic Skills Comprehension and Written Expression (1999)

by Alan Horsfield

The bus is a vulnerable glow-worm of light crawling along the wet, black road.

Google previewMicroprocessor and Microcontrollers (2014)

by Booksmart

Data Bus: The data bus is a group of 8 lines used for data flow (the term data refers to any binary information that may include an instruction, an address or a number). These lines are bi-directional- data flow in both directions between ...

Google previewOrganizational, Business, and Technological Aspects of the Knowledge Society (2010)

Third World Summit on the Knowledge Society, WSKS 2010, Corfu, Greece, September 22-24, 2010, Proceedings by Miltiadis D. Lytras, Patricia Ordonez De Pablos, Adrian Ziderman, Alan Roulstone, Hermann Maurer, Jonathan B. Imber

Introduction The demand bus is a new transportation means, which is timely planned in accordance with independent...

So, the demand bus is a hybrid-type of transportation vehicle, combined well with taxes on demand-oriented driving and ...

Google previewThe Great Neighborhood Book (2007)

A Do-it-Yourself Guide to Placemaking by Jay Walljasper, Project for Public Spaces

The walking school bus is a new twist on an old idea — a parent becomes the “ driver” responsible for getting neighborhood kids to...

Google previewThe Distance from the Heart of Things (1997)

by Ashley Warlick

The bus is a racket, a great wheeze and pitch as it reels into Edisto proper. After it passes the old carnival grounds, Highway 321 bleeds right into Main Street. From the same land as the riverbanks and farms and pastures, the town builds itself ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Computer Science (2016)

by Andrew Butterfield, Gerard Ekembe Ngondi, Anne Kerr

bus A signal route to which several items of a computer system may be connected in parallel so that signals can be passed between them.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Computer Science and Technology (1991)

Volume 24 - Supplement 9: Computer Languages: The C Programming Language to Standards by Allen Kent, James G. Williams

'bus (a) FIGURE 1. (a) A bus-based parallel computer with n processing units and (b) its graph model. PARALLEL ...

Google previewThe Eight-Language Tourism Dictionary (2014)

An essential guide for every tourist of the world by Christopher Bajger

What time does the next bus to...

English Wann fährt der nächste Bus nach...

Google previewThe Computer and Information Science and Technology Abbreviations and Acronyms Dictionary (1994)

by David W. South

Internet Advisory Board; Interrupt Address to Bus IAC Inter-Application Communication; Interactive Array Computer; International Association for Cybernetics IACP International Association of Computer Programmers IACS Integrated Access ...

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Quotes about Bus

Now, you're either on the bus or off the bus. If you're on the bus, and you get left behind, then you'll find it again. If you're off the bus in the first place — then it won't make a damn. (Ken Kesey)
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Scrabble value of B3U1S1

The value of this 3-letter word is 5 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of BUS

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