1. Another word for a bus, a passenger vehicle which carries many people.
2. A metaphor for society, which, like a bus, carries diverse people on their way to many destinations. This was the intent and meaning of the title of the television show "Omnibus", which told the stories of these people.
1.) The word bus comes from the name of the horse drawn cart known as an omnibus. When it got an engine, it became an autobus. Then the name was shortened.
2.) This melting pot nation is an omnibus of the world's people.
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