Omnibus meaning

ŏmnĭ-bŭs, -bəs
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Including or covering many things or classes.

An omnibus trade bill.

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To combine (legislative bills, etc.) into a single package.
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The definition of an omnibus is an anthology or compilation of previously published or released works by one author or on one theme.

A collection of poems previously published separately is an example of an omnibus.

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Omnibus is defined as something with a variety of purposes or made up of several different items.

A bill passed by Congress that incorporates parts of many different legislative tax actions is an example of something that would be described as an omnibus tax bill.

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Including many things or having a variety of purposes or uses.
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Having many purposes or treating with numerous things at the same time; including many things.
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An anthology of previously released material linked together by theme or author, especially in book form.
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A large volume containing a collection of previously published works, as by a single author or on one theme.
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(dated) A vehicle set up to carry many people (now usually called a bus).
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A broadcast program consisting of all of the episodes of a serial that have been shown in the previous week.

The omnibus edition of "The Archers" is broadcast every Sunday morning at 11.00.

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(philately) A stamp issue, usually commemorative, that appears simultaneously in several countries as a joint issue.
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Containing multiple items.

The legislature enacted an omnibus appropriations bill.

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A long motor vehicle for passengers; a bus.
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A printed anthology of the works of one author or of writings on related subjects.
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Origin of omnibus

  • French from Latin for all dative pl. of omnis all op- in Indo-European roots

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

  • From Latin omnibus (“for all"), dative plural of omnis (“all")

    From Wiktionary