a boat used in fishing for herrings (English dialect)

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  • Buss — steht für: Buss Group, Hamburger Unternehmensgruppe, die aus der Gerd Buss Stauerei hervorging Buss, das deutsche Unternehmen „Buss Fertiggerichte GmbH“ in Ottersberg, in der Heristo Gruppe Albert Buss Cie. (Alb. Buss Cie.), Schweizer Stahlbau… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Buss — may relate of any of these:*an alternate spelling of bus, used mainly in the case of an electrical bus, also rarely for a computer bus *a word meaning to kiss *BUSS, the Birmingham University Speleological Society *Buss (also called a Herring… …   Wikipedia

  • Buss — (b[u^]s), v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bussed} (b[u^]st); p. pr. & vb. n. {Bussing}.] To kiss; esp. to kiss with a smack, or rudely. Nor bussed the milking maid. Tennyson. [1913 Webster] Kissing and bussing differ both in this, We buss our wantons, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buss — Buss, n. [OE. basse, fr. L. basium; cf. G. bus (Luther), Prov. G. busserl, dim. of bus kiss, bussen to kiss, Sw. puss kiss, pussa to kiss, W. & Gael. bus lip, mouth.] A kiss; a rude or playful kiss; a smack. Shak. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Buss — Buss, n. [Cf. OF. busse, Pr. bus, LL. bussa, busa, G. b[ u]se, D. buis.] (Naut.) A small strong vessel with two masts and two cabins; used in the herring fishery. [1913 Webster] The Dutch whalers and herring busses. Macaulay. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • buss — [bʌs] v [T] AmE old fashioned [Date: 1500 1600; Origin: Probably from bass to kiss (1500 1600), from French baiser] to kiss someone in a friendly rather than sexual way ▪ politicians bussing babies …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • buss — [ bʌs ] verb transitive AMERICAN to kiss someone in a friendly way: He bussed her lightly on the forehead …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • buss — [bus] n., vt., vi. [prob., like Ger dial. bus, Welsh & Gael bus, kiss, lip, of echoic orig.] Now Chiefly Dial. kiss, esp. in an unrestrained or playful manner …   English World dictionary

  • buss — {{11}}buss (n.) a kiss, 1560s; probably of imitative origin, as are Welsh and Gael. bus kiss, lip, Fr. baiser kiss (12c., from L. basiare), Sp. buz, Ger. dialectal Buss. {{12}}buss (v.) 1570s, from BUSS (Cf. buss) (n.). Related: Bussed; bussing.… …   Etymology dictionary

  • Buss — This very early English surname recorded in the spellings of Buss, Busse, and Buse, is English, although perhaps with some Norman French influence. It derives either from the word busse , meaning a cask, or bush , meaning what is says, somebody… …   Surnames reference

  • Buss — Île Buss L île Buss est une île fantôme. Elle a été découverte durant la troisième expédition de Martin Frobisher en septembre 1578 par des marins qui étaient à bord du navire Emmanuel et a été représentée sur des cartes entre l Irlande et le… …   Wikipédia en Français

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