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.
  3. Archaic spelling for 'bus':
    • Omnibuses, Sketches by Boz by Charles Dickens
      We will back the machine in which we make our daily peregrination from the top of Oxford-street to the city, against any buss on the road, whether it be for the gaudiness of its exterior, the perfect simplicity of its interior, or the native coolness of its cad.

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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]

Etymology[edit]

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Noun[edit]

buss ‎(genitive [please provide], partitive [please provide])

  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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