/bʌs/ ●●● noun (plural buses) [countable] a large vehicle that people pay to travel on: Are you going to drive or go by bus? Five people got on the bus. ► Don’t say “Get in the bus.” ◀ They ride/take the bus to school. I caught the bus at 6th Street. [Origin: 1800–1900 omnibus]COLLOCATIONSverbsto get/catch a bus They get the school bus at 6:45.to ride the bus She listens to music while riding the bus to school.to make a bus (=to get a bus just in time) If you hurry, you’ll probably make the bus.to miss the bus I missed the bus and had to ask my dad for a ride.to go on/take the bus I usually take the bus to work.to get on/off a bus Four people got off the bus.to board a bus formal (=to get on a bus) Tom boarded the bus for New Orleans.to wait for a bus How long have you been waiting for the bus?bus + nounsa bus ride (=a short trip on a bus) On the bus ride to and from work, I usually read.a bus trip It was an eight-hour bus trip from Los Angeles to San Francisco.a bus driver The bus driver was late picking up the team from their hotel.a bus stop The bus stop is only a five-minute walk from my house.a bus station The bus station was crowded with people going home for the holidays.nouns + busa school bus Yellow school buses were parked in front of the school.a city bus The serviceman boarded a city bus on its way downtown.a shuttle bus (=a bus that goes only between two places) We took the shuttle bus to the airport.