Bus vs. Coach - What's the difference?

Wikipedia

  • Bus

    A bus (contracted from omnibus, with variants multibus, motorbus, autobus, etc.) is a road vehicle designed to carry many passengers. Buses can have a capacity as high as 300 passengers. The most common type of bus is the single-deck rigid bus, with larger loads carried by double-decker and articulated buses, and smaller loads carried by midibuses and minibuses; coaches are used for longer-distance services. Many types of buses, such as city transit buses and inter-city coaches, charge a fare. Other types, such as elementary or secondary school buses or shuttle buses within a post-secondary education campus do not charge a fare. In many jurisdictions, bus drivers require a special licence above and beyond a regular driver's licence. Buses may be used for scheduled bus transport, scheduled coach transport, school transport, private hire, or tourism; promotional buses may be used for political campaigns and others are privately operated for a wide range of purposes, including rock and pop band tour vehicles. Horse-drawn buses were used from the 1820s, followed by steam buses in the 1830s, and electric trolleybuses in 1882. The first internal combustion engine buses, or motor buses, were used in 1895. Recently, interest has been growing in hybrid electric buses, fuel cell buses, and electric buses, as well as buses powered by compressed natural gas or biodiesel. As of the 2010s, bus manufacturing is increasingly globalised, with the same designs appearing around the world.

Wiktionary

  • Bus (noun)

    A motor vehicle for transporting large numbers of people along roads.

  • Bus (noun)

    An electrical conductor or interface serving as a common connection for two or more circuits or components.

  • Bus (noun)

    An ambulance.

  • Bus (verb)

    To transport via a motor bus.

  • Bus (verb)

    To transport students to school, often to a more distant school for the purposes of achieving racial integration.

  • Bus (verb)

    To travel by bus.

  • Bus (verb)

    To clear meal remains from.

    "He bussed tables as the restaurant emptied out."

  • Bus (verb)

    To work at clearing the remains of meals from tables or counters; to work as a busboy.

    "He’s been bussing for minimum wage."

  • Coach (noun)

    A wheeled vehicle, generally drawn by horse power.

  • Coach (noun)

    A passenger car, either drawn by a locomotive or part of a multiple unit.

  • Coach (noun)

    A trainer or instructor.

  • Coach (noun)

    A single-decked long-distance, or privately hired, bus.

  • Coach (noun)

    The forward part of the cabin space under the poop deck of a sailing ship; the fore-cabin under the quarter deck.

  • Coach (noun)

    The part of a commercial passenger airplane or train reserved for those paying the lower standard fares; the economy section.

    "John flew coach to Vienna, but first-class back home."

  • Coach (verb)

    To train.

  • Coach (verb)

    To instruct; to train.

    "She has coached many opera stars."

  • Coach (verb)

    To study under a tutor.

  • Coach (verb)

    To travel in a coach (sometimes coach it).

  • Coach (verb)

    To convey in a coach.

Oxford Dictionary

  • Bus (noun)

    a large motor vehicle carrying passengers by road, typically one serving the public on a fixed route and for a fare

    "a bus service"

  • Bus (noun)

    a car, aircraft, or other vehicle.

  • Bus (noun)

    a distinct set of conductors carrying data and control signals within a computer system, to which pieces of equipment may be connected in parallel.

  • Bus (verb)

    transport in a communal road vehicle

    "staff were bussed in and out of the factory"

  • Bus (verb)

    travel by bus

    "the priest bussed in from a neighbouring parish"

  • Bus (verb)

    transport (a child of one ethnic group) to a school where another group is predominant, in an attempt to promote racial integration.

  • Bus (verb)

    remove (dirty plates and dishes) from a table in a restaurant or cafeteria.

  • Bus (verb)

    remove dirty plates and dishes from (a table).

Webster Dictionary

  • Bus (noun)

    An omnibus.

  • Coach (noun)

    A large, closed, four-wheeled carriage, having doors in the sides, and generally a front and back seat inside, each for two persons, and an elevated outside seat in front for the driver.

  • Coach (noun)

    A special tutor who assists in preparing a student for examination.

  • Coach (noun)

    A cabin on the after part of the quarter-deck, usually occupied by the captain.

  • Coach (noun)

    A first-class passenger car, as distinguished from a drawing-room car, sleeping car, etc. It is sometimes loosely applied to any passenger car.

  • Coach (noun)

    One who coaches;

  • Coach

    To convey in a coach.

  • Coach

    To prepare for public examination by private instruction; to train by special instruction.

  • Coach (verb)

    To drive or to ride in a coach; - sometimes used with

Princeton's WordNet

  • Bus (noun)

    a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport;

    "he always rode the bus to work"

  • Bus (noun)

    the topology of a network whose components are connected by a busbar

  • Bus (noun)

    an electrical conductor that makes a common connection between several circuits;

    "the busbar in this computer can transmit data either way between any two components of the system"

  • Bus (noun)

    a car that is old and unreliable;

    "the fenders had fallen off that old bus"

  • Bus (verb)

    send or move around by bus;

    "The children were bussed to school"

  • Bus (verb)

    ride in a bus

  • Bus (verb)

    remove used dishes from the table in restaurants

  • Coach (noun)

    (sports) someone in charge of training an athlete or a team

  • Coach (noun)

    a person who gives private instruction (as in singing or acting)

  • Coach (noun)

    a railcar where passengers ride

  • Coach (noun)

    a carriage pulled by four horses with one driver

  • Coach (noun)

    a vehicle carrying many passengers; used for public transport;

    "he always rode the bus to work"

  • Coach (verb)

    teach and supervise (someone); act as a trainer or coach (to), as in sports;

    "He is training our Olympic team"

    "She is coaching the crew"

  • Coach (verb)

    drive a coach

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