Definition of Omnibus

1. Noun. An anthology of articles on a related subject or an anthology of the works of a single author.

Generic synonyms: Anthology



2. Adjective. Providing for many things at once. "An omnibus law"
Similar to: Comprehensive

3. Noun. A vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport. "He always rode the bus to work"
Exact synonyms: Autobus, Bus, Charabanc, Coach, Double-decker, Jitney, Motorbus, Motorcoach, Passenger Vehicle
Specialized synonyms: Minibus, School Bus, Trackless Trolley, Trolley Coach, Trolleybus
Generic synonyms: Public Transport
Terms within: Roof, Window
Group relationships: Fleet
Examples of category: Passenger, Rider
Derivative terms: Bus, Bus

Definition of Omnibus

1. n. A long four-wheeled carriage, having seats for many people; especially, one with seats running lengthwise, used in conveying passengers short distances.

Definition of Omnibus

1. Noun. (dated) A vehicle set up to carry many people (now usually called a bus). ¹

2. Noun. An anthology of previously released material linked together by theme or author, especially in book form. ¹

3. Noun. A broadcast program consisting of all of the episodes of a serial that have been shown in the previous week. ¹

4. Noun. (philately) A stamp issue, usually commemorative, that appears simultaneously in several countries as a joint issue. ¹

5. Adjective. Containing multiple items. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Omnibus

1. a bus [n -BUSES or -BUSSES]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Omnibus

ommission
ommissions
ommochrome
ommochromes
omneities
omneity
omni-
omniana
omnianas
omniarch
omniarchs
omnibenevolence
omnibenevolent
omnibi
omnibibulous
omnibus (current term)
omnibus(a)
omnibuses
omnibusses
omnicide
omnicompetence
omnicompetences
omnicompetent
omnicorporeal
omnidirectional
omnidirectional antenna
omnidirectional radio range
omnidirectional range
omnidirectionality
omnidirectionally

Literary usage of Omnibus

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. An American Glossary by Richard Hopwood Thornton (1912)
"Senator says this is an omnibus bill, and that 1850 I am opposed to all omnibus ... 913, App. 1850 I do not desire to see this omnibus coopered up again. ..."

2. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"... is tuis Petro et Paulo atque Andrea et Beato Ambrosio Confessore tuo atque Pontífice una cum omnibus Sanctis tuis ... ab omni perturbatione securi. ..."

3. Punch by Mark Lemon, Henry Mayhew, Tom Taylor, Shirley Brooks, Francis Cowley Burnand, Owen Seaman (1850)
"I AM a great omnibus Traveller—not by necessity but bv choice. ... I have noticed that every lady who enters an omnibus is sure to bring in a parasol with ..."

4. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... which are placed in a separate battery room and connected between the middle omnibus bar and the two outer omnibus bars. The extra electromotive force ..."

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