Todays Word : omnibus

Word: omnibus

PRONUNCIATION:

(OM-ni-bus)

MEANING:

 noun: 1. A volume reprinting several works by one author or works on one theme. 2. A public vehicle designed to carry a large number of people.

adjective: Including or dealing with many things at once.

ETYMOLOGY:

From French, from Latin omnibus (for all). Ultimately from the Indo-European root op- (to work, produce) that is also the ancestor of words such as opera, opulent, optimum, maneuver, manure,operose and inure. Earliest documented use: 1829.

USAGE:

“Say I’m reading an omnibus edition, where three novels are published as a collection. Does that count as one book or three? As far as I’m concerned it’s three.”
Glen Humphries; Last Word on Speed Reading; Illawarra Mercury (Australia); Jan 13, 2011.

Explore “omnibus” in the Visual Thesaurus.

 

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s