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WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2016
om•ni•bus /ˈɑmnəˌbʌs, -bəs/USA pronunciation
n., pl. -bus•es or bus•ses, adj. n. [countable]
WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2016
adj. [before a noun]
- Transportbus1 (def. 1).
- Governmentrelating to, including, or dealing with many items at once:an omnibus legislative bill.
(om′nə bus′, -bəs),USA pronunciation n., pl. -bus•es, or, for 1, -bus•ses, adj. n.
- Transportbus (def. 1).
- Literaturea volume of reprinted works of a single author or of works related in interest or theme.
- Governmentpertaining to, including, or dealing with numerous objects or items at once:an omnibus bill submitted to a legislature.
- Latin: for all (dative plural of omnis)
Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
omnibus /ˈɒmnɪˌbʌs -bəs/ n ( pl -buses)
- a less common word for bus
- Also called: omnibus volume a collection of works by one author or several works on a similar topic, reprinted in one volume
- Also called: omnibus edition a television or radio programme consisting of two or more programmes broadcast earlier in the week
Etymology: 19th Century: from Latin, literally: for all, from omnis all
- (prenominal) of, dealing with, or providing for many different things or cases