截取自拉丁词omnibus, 为前缀omni- 的属格复数。原指一种四轮公共马车。
bus:  Bus is, of course, short for omnibus. The first person on record as using it was the British writer Harriet Martineau, who spelled it buss: ‘if the station offers me a place in the buss’, Weal and woe in Garveloch 1832. Omnibus itself was borrowed from French, where it was first applied in 1828 to a voiture omnibus, literally ‘carriage for everyone’ (omnibus is the dative plural of Latin omnis ‘all’).
- bus (n.)
- 1832, abbreviation of omnibus (q.v.). The modern English noun is nothing but a Latin dative plural ending. To miss the bus, in the figurative sense of "lose an opportunity," is from 1901, Australian English (OED has a figurative miss the omnibus from 1886). Busman's holiday "leisure time spent doing what one does for a living" (1893) is probably a reference to London bus drivers riding the buses on their days off.
- bus (v.)
- 1838, "to travel by omnibus," from bus (n.). Transitive meaning "transport students to integrate schools" is from 1961, American English. Meaning "clear tables in a restaurant" is first attested 1913, probably from the four-wheeled cart used to carry dishes. Related: Bused; busing.
- 1. The bus is said to have over-turned and fallen into a ravine.
- 2. I never go on the bus into the town.
- 3. I saw Louise walking slowly to the bus stop.
- 4. The bus is a 45-seater with air-con and videos.
- 5. For a local bus timetable, contact Dyfed County Council.