busload busload  /bəs ˈloʊd/

Definition(s):

  • (n) the quantity of cargo or the number of passengers that a bus can carry

Usage(s):

  1. Christians arrive by the busload eager to see the battleground where the world as we know it will end.
  2. A busload of Chinese tourists poured in and started loading up on perfume, cosmetics and Fauchon chocolates.
  3. The evening news on July 15 stunned the country: a busload of 26 children from the small California farming community of Chowchilla had disappeared.

News

  1. Analysis: Hezbollah tips Syria power balance, polarizes Lebanon

    By Samia Nakhoul BEIRUT (Reuters) - Lebanese have long viewed the Hezbollah guerrilla army as a state-within-a-state. But having watched it launch a military adventure in Syria and brutality on the streets of Beirut, they feel ever more hostage to the Islamist group's regional agenda. Within minutes of a busload of unarmed demonstrators arriving on Sunday at the Iranian embassy in Beirut to ...
    on June 12, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News

  2. IVH donates busload of food

    Staff and residents of the Iowa Veterans Home came through in a big way for the Emergency Food Box Monday with a busload of food.
    on June 11, 2013     Source: Marshalltown Times-Republican

  3. Crowd grows outside Zimmerman trial courthouse

    Outside the courthouse where George Zimmerman is facing second degree murder charges in the shooting death of Trayvon Martin, the scene was still and quiet in contrast to the mood a year ago when demonstrators descended on Sanford by the busload.        
    on June 10, 2013     Source: Orlando Sentinel

Quotes

  1. "When we arrived, we were threatened first by people yelling at us, then by a police presence including one with a machine gun," Kennedy said in a telephone interview with CanWest News Service. "Then a busload of police arrived, and then...
    on Sep 29, 2007 By: Gerard Kennedy Source: Canada.com

  2. "I had a couple of them down last week, but I missed the first game with a hamstring injury," Hayes said. "They were a bit flat on me because they had booked their tickets around Christmas time with the cheap flights. There's a busload of...
    on May 20, 2009 By: Lenny Hayes Source: Melbourne Herald Sun

  3. "At about 3 in the morning, we got a busload of supplies from, I want to say, Maine," Valentine recalled. "There was a roar in the night. We had no idea what this noise was. We looked over, and there were about 50 motorcycles with their...
    on Sep 27, 2008 By: Bobby Valentine Source: Newsday

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