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Definition of OMNIBUS

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Omnibus \Om"ni*bus\, n. [L., for all, dat. pl. from omnis all. Cf. {Bus}.]
     1. A long vehicle, having seats for many people; a bus. [1913 Webster]

     Note: In the 1913 Webster the term omnibus was especially applied to, a vehicle with seats running lengthwise, used in conveying passengers short distances. [PJC]

     2. (Glass Making) A sheet-iron cover for articles in a leer or annealing arch, to protect them from drafts. [1913 Webster]

     3. (Printing) A volume containing collected and reprinted works of a single author or on a single theme. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

omnibus \om"ni*bus\, a.
     Pertaining to or dealing with a variety of topics at one time; as, omnibus legislation; an omnibus budget bill. [PJC]

     {Omnibus bill}, a legislative bill which provides for a number of miscellaneous enactments or appropriations. [Parliamentary Cant, U.S.]

     {Omnibus box}, a large box in a theater, on a level with the stage and having communication with it. [Eng.]
        --Thackeray.
        [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

111 Moby Thesaurus words for "omnibus": Festschrift, absolute, across-the-board, aggregate, album, all, all-comprehensive, all-embracing, all-encompassing, all-inclusive, all-out, all-pervading, ana, analects, anthology, autobus, beauties, blanket, born, broad-based, bus, cab, canon, chartered bus, chrestomathy, clean, clear, collectanea, collected works, collection, compendious, compilation, complete, complete works, comprehensive, congenital, consummate, deep-dyed, delectus, diligence, double-decker, downright, dyed-in-the-wool, egregious, encyclopedic, entire, exhaustive, florilegium, flowers, garden, garland, global, gross, hack, hired car, holistic, inclusive, integral, integrated, intensive, jitney, mail coach, miscellanea, miscellany, motor coach, motorbus, omnipresent, one, one and indivisible, out-and-out, outright, over-all, panoramic, perfect, pervasive, photograph album, plain, plumb, post coach, posy, pure, quotation book, radical, regular, scrapbook, sheer, stage, stagecoach, straight, sweeping, symposium, synoptic, taxi, taxicab, thorough, thoroughgoing, through-and-through, total, ubiquitous, unconditional, universal, unmitigated, unqualified, unreserved, unrestricted, utter, veritable, whole, wholesale, without exception, without omission


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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