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OMNIBUS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does omnibus mean? 

OMNIBUS (noun)
  The noun OMNIBUS has 2 senses:

1. an anthology of articles on a related subject or an anthology of the works of a single author
2. a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

  Familiarity information: OMNIBUS used as a noun is rare.


OMNIBUS (adjective)
  The adjective OMNIBUS has 1 sense:

1. providing for many things at once

  Familiarity information: OMNIBUS used as an adjective is very rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


OMNIBUS (noun)


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Meaning:

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

Classified under:

Nouns denoting communicative processes and contents

Hypernyms ("omnibus" is a kind of...):

anthology (a collection of selected literary passages)


Sense 2omnibus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

A vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport

Classified under:

Nouns denoting man-made objects

Synonyms:

autobus; passenger vehicle; motorcoach; motorbus; jitney; double-decker; charabanc; bus; omnibus; coach

Context example:

he always rode the bus to work

Hypernyms ("omnibus" is a kind of...):

public transport (conveyance for passengers or mail or freight)

Meronyms (parts of "omnibus"):

roof (protective covering on top of a motor vehicle)

window (a transparent opening in a vehicle that allow vision out of the sides or back; usually is capable of being opened)

Domain member category:

passenger; rider (a traveler riding in a vehicle (a boat or bus or car or plane or train etc) who is not operating it)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "omnibus"):

minibus (a light bus (4 to 10 passengers))

school bus (a bus used to transport children to or from school)

trackless trolley; trolley coach; trolleybus (a passenger bus with an electric motor that draws power from overhead wires)

Holonyms ("omnibus" is a member of...):

fleet (group of motor vehicles operating together under the same ownership)


OMNIBUS (adjective)


Sense 1omnibus [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Providing for many things at once

Context example:

an omnibus law

Similar:

comprehensive (including all or everything)


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