Bus meaning

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(computers) A parallel circuit that connects the major components of a computer, allowing the transfer of electric impulses from one connected component to any other.
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To bus is to move people around from one place to another in a large vehicle.

An example of to bus is to take children to school.

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Business.
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A four-wheeled cart for carrying dishes in a restaurant.
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(electricity) A bus bar.
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A large, long motor vehicle designed to carry many passengers, usually along a regular route; omnibus.
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To transport in a bus.
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To transport (schoolchildren) by bus to schools outside their neighborhoods, especially as a means of achieving racial integration.
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To work as a busboy.
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Business.
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(slang) An automobile.
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(comput.) A communications pathway, as of wires, in a computer or computer system, that transmits and directs data, used for connecting internal components, networks, peripherals, etc.
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(elec.) A heavy copper bar, strap, or other similar conductor that is not insulated, usually carries a large current, and connects many electrical circuits.
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To transport by bus; specif., to transport (children) by busing.
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In a restaurant, cafeteria, etc., to clear dirty dishes from.

To bus tables.

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To go by bus.
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To bus in a restaurant is defined as to clear the dishes and food from a table.

An example of to bus is for a worker to clear and clean a table before you sit down.

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A long motor vehicle for carrying passengers, usually along a fixed route.
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(informal) A large or ungainly automobile.
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To travel in a bus.
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(automotive, transport, chiefly US) To transport students to school, often to a more distant school for the purposes of achieving racial integration.
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(intransitive, automotive, transport) To travel by bus.
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(US, food service) To clear meal remains from.

He bussed tables as the restaurant emptied out.

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(intransitive, US, food service) To work at clearing the remains of meals from tables or counters; to work as a busboy.

He’s been bussing for minimum wage.

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(law) Abbreviation of business.
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The definition of a bus is a large, long motor vehicle that carries a lot of passengers, usually on a regular route.

An example of a bus is the large vehicle with a number on it that goes down your street each day at specific times.

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To do the work of a busboy.
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A shared digital pathway between resources and devices. In a computer, there are two major types: the system bus and peripheral bus. The system bus, also known as the "frontside bus" or "local bus," is the internal path from the CPU to memory and is split into address bus and data bus subsets. Addresses are sent over the address lines to signal a memory location, and data are transferred over the data lines to that location.System buses transfer data in parallel. In a 32-bit bus, data are sent over 32 wires simultaneously. A 64-bit bus uses 64 wires.Peripheral BusesThe peripheral bus is the pathway to the peripheral devices such as a disk or printer. PCI and PCI Express are widely used peripheral buses. Devices connect to these parallel buses with cables to controller cards that plug into slots on the motherboard. Another common bus is USB, and devices are cabled to ports on the computer. USB is a serial bus, in which data travels over one wire.Other peripheral buses have been used, including ISA, EISA, Micro Channel, VL-bus, NuBus, TURBOchannel, VMEbus, MULTIBUS and STD bus. The CAN bus and FlexRay bus are automotive buses.Why Is It Called a Bus?Inaccurate naming. Electronic buses are shared pathways, in which all devices receive the same signals. They do not function like a passenger bus that makes prescribed stops, one after the other. The data transfer technology similar to a passenger bus is a ring network (see Token Ring). See bus network, software bus, serial bus, PCI, PCI Express, USB and AGP.
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A common electrical conductor shared by multiple related devices.There may be a number of buses in a given system, such as a switch or router.A single bus may consist of multiple (e.g., 16 or 32) conductors.
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In LAN Emulation (LANE), a network-based server that handles broadcast and multicast traffic, as well as initial unicast frames before address resolution. See also broadcast, LANE, multicast, server, and unicast.
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(automotive) A motor vehicle for transporting large numbers of people along roads.
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An electrical conductor or interface serving as a common connection for two or more circuits or components.
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(medical industry, slang) An ambulance.
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(automotive, transport) To transport via a motor bus.
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throw someone under the bus
  • to sacrifice or abandon (a comrade, associate, etc.) as to protect or benefit oneself
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Idioms and Phrasal Verbs

throw someone under the bus

Origin of bus

  • Short for omnibus V., intr., sense 2, back-formation from busboy

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Shortening of omnibus, from Latin omnibus (“for everything/all”); dative plural of omnis (“all”). The electrical sense is derived from figurative application of the automotive sense.

    From Wiktionary