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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Omnibus  \Om"ni*bus\,  n.  [L.,  for  all  dat.  pl  from  omnis  all 
  Cf  {Bus}.] 
  1.  A  long  four-wheeled  carriage,  having  seats  for  many 
  people;  especially,  one  with  seats  running  lengthwise, 
  used  in  conveying  passengers  short  distances. 
 
  2.  (Glass  Making)  A  sheet-iron  cover  for  articles  in  a  leer 
  or  annealing  arch,  to  protect  them  from  drafts. 
 
  {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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  omnibus 
  adj  :  providing  for  many  things  at  once;  "an  omnibus  law"  [syn:  {omnibus(a)}] 
  n  :  a  vehicle  carrying  many  passengers;  used  for  public 
  transport;  "he  always  rode  the  bus  to  work"  [syn:  {bus}, 
  {autobus},  {coach},  {charabanc},  {double-decker},  {jitney}, 
  {motorbus},  {motorcoach}] 




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