buss

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Origin uncertain; probably ultimately imitative.

Noun[edit]

buss (plural busses)

  1. (archaic) A kiss.
  2. A herring buss, a type of shallow-keeled Dutch fishing boat used especially for herring fishing.
    • Macaulay
      The Dutch whalers and herring busses.

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Verb[edit]

buss (third-person singular simple present busses, present participle bussing, simple past and past participle bussed)

  1. (transitive) To kiss (either literally or figuratively).
    • c. 1616, Shakespeare, King John, (1623) iii, iv p35:
      I will thinke thou smil'st, And busse thee as thy wife.
    • 1982, TC Boyle, Water Music, Penguin 2006, p. 189:
      As the repatriated explorer dodges down to buss the earth […] he is so thoroughly caught up in the rhapsody of the moment that he fails to take into account the traffic behind him.
    • 2007, Fiddlehead, Winter 61:
      Sam...really was six-ten and his head bussed the ceiling.
  2. (intransitive) To kiss.
    • 2007, James Isaiah Gabbe, LaRue's Maneuvers, Chapter 10, LaRue, The Blue Light, p259-60:
      In the faint glow of a single blue bulb hanging from a clothesline they bussed and fondled.

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Estonian[edit]

Noun[edit]

buss (??? please provide the genitive and partitive!)

  1. bus, a vehicle to transport people

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Faroese[edit]

Noun[edit]

buss

  1. accusative singular of bussur
  2. genitive singular of bussur

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Either a direct shortening of Latin omnibus, "for all", dative plural of omnis, "all", or from English bus, itself a shortening of the Latin word.

Noun[edit]

buss m (definite singular bussen; indefinite plural busser; definite plural bussene)

  1. bus (vehicle)
    Tar du buss til skolen?
    Do you get to school by bus? (literally: "do you take bus to the school?")
    Jeg gråter heller i en Mercedes enn på bussen, for å si det sånn. (Anne-Kat. Hærland)
    I'd rather cry in a Mercedes than on the bus, to put it that way.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain, perhaps akin to butt, "blunt, thick, rounded".

Noun[edit]

buss m (definite singular bussen; indefinite plural busser; definite plural bussene)

  1. a quid of chewing tobacco
Usage notes[edit]

Rarely used.

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

Either a direct shortening of Latin omnibus, "for all", dative plural of omnis, "all", or from English bus, itself a shortening of the Latin word.

Noun[edit]

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural bussar, definite plural bussane)

  1. bus (vehicle)
    Tek du buss til skulen?
    Do you get to school by bus? (literally: "do you take bus to the school?")
    Ein buss er eit kjøretøy som er utforma for å frakte ei mengd passasjerar over ein distanse på veg eller gate. (from Nynorsk edition of Wikipedia)
    A bus is a vehicle designed to transport a group of passengers for a distance along a road or a street.
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Etymology 2[edit]

Uncertain, perhaps akin to butt, "blunt, thick, rounded".

Noun[edit]

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural bussar, definite plural bussane)

  1. a quid of chewing tobacco
Usage notes[edit]

Rarely used.

Etymology 3[edit]

Perhaps from Low German or Dutch, compare boezem and its English cognate and equivalent bosom.

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Noun[edit]

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural bussar, definite plural bussane)

  1. The middel, curved part of a filled sail, fishing net or seine.
Usage notes[edit]

Very rarely used.

Etymology 4[edit]

From Low German busse, "short case or ring of metal for lining of an axle, shaft or bolt".

Noun[edit]

buss m (definite singular bussen, indefinite plural bussar, definite plural bussane)

  1. a hopper in a mill
  2. an iron ring surrounding such a hopper

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Skolt Sami[edit]

Noun[edit]

buss

  1. bus

Swedish[edit]

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Adjective[edit]

buss (not comparable)

  1. like an old friend
    att vara buss med någon
    to be an old friend of someone

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Interjection[edit]

buss

  1. command to a dog to attack: get, bite, catch
    buss på tjuven!
    get the thief!

Noun[edit]

buss c

  1. a bus, a vehicle to transport people.
    kommer inte bussen snart?
    doesn't the bus ever arrive?
  2. (computing) a bus
  3. an (old) soldier or sailor
  4. a portion of chewing tobacco
    han spottade ut bussen som han hade tuggat på
    he spat out the tobacco he'd been chewing

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