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Dictionary Definition

omnibus adj : providing for many things at once; "an omnibus law" [syn: omnibus(a)]


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; "he always rode the bus to work" [syn: bus, autobus, coach, charabanc, double-decker, jitney, motorbus, motorcoach]

User Contributed Dictionary

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From omnibus


  1. A vehicle set up to carry many people (now usually called a bus).
  2. An anthology of previously released material linked together by theme or author, especially in book form.
  3. A television programme/program consisting of all of the episodes of a soap opera that have been shown in the previous week.


television programme/program


omnibus (no or ; used only before a noun)
  1. Containing multiple items.
    The legislature enacted an omnibus appropriations bill.
  2. An edition of a radio programme consisting of all of the episodes of a soap opera that have been broadcast in the previous week.
    The omnibus edition of "The Archers" is broadcast every Sunday morning at 11.00
  3. a stamp issue, usually commemorative, that appears simultaneously in several countries.




  1. for all
  2. for everything

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Extensive Definition

Omnibus (English plural omnibuses), is the Latin word meaning "for all, for everyone", and may refer to:
In transportation:
In literature:
In law:
In other entertainment:
omnibus in Czech: Omnibus (rozcestník)
omnibus in German: Omnibus (Begriffsklärung)
omnibus in French: Omnibus (homonymie)
omnibus in Italian: Omnibus
omnibus in Dutch: Omnibus
omnibus in Japanese: オムニバス (曖昧さ回避)
omnibus in Norwegian: Omnibus
omnibus in Polish: Omnibus

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

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
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