bus

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UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbʌs/US:USA pronunciation: IPA and respellingUSA pronuncation: IPA/bʌs/ ,USA pronunciation: respelling(bus)


Inflections of 'bus' (nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.):
Both plurals are correct in both US and UK English, but "buses" is more common.
buses
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
busses
nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors."
Inflections of 'bus' (v): (⇒ conjugate)
All spellings listed are correct in both US and UK English, but those marked US & UK are more common in US English and those marked UK & US are more common in UK English.
buses
v 3rd person singular (US & UK)
busses
v 3rd person singular (UK & US)
busing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (US & UK)
bussing
v pres pverb, present participle: -ing verb used descriptively or to form progressive verb--for example, "a singing bird," "It is singing." (UK & US)
bused
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (US & UK)
bussed
v pastverb, past simple: Past tense--for example, "He saw the man." "She laughed." (UK & US)
bused
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (US & UK)
bussed
v past pverb, past participle: Verb form used descriptively or to form verbs--for example, "the locked door," "The door has been locked." (UK & US)
WordReference Collins English Usage © 2020
bus - coach
A bus is a large motor vehicle that carries passengers by road from one place to another.
I'm waiting for the bus back to town.
In Britain, a comfortable bus that carries passengers on long journeys is called a coach.
The coach leaves Cardiff at twenty to eight.
In America, a vehicle designed for long journeys is usually called a bus.
He took a bus from New York to Seattle.
Transport
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