Definition of busload in English:



  • A group of people travelling in a bus.

    • ‘All in all they loaded up a whole busload of illegals in that raid.’
    • ‘Who could forget the busload from Cardiff with their identical T-shirts?’
    • ‘Two busloads travelled and it was quite a social occasion.’
    • ‘Just thought I would let you know that the Heartland Church in Rockford, Illinois has already sent three busloads of volunteers to Waveland.’
    • ‘I had to suppress a smile at the news that a busload of ‘human shields’ had been shot up.’
    • ‘People often stop in their tracks on the road to look at it, and busloads of architecture students from nearby Aberdeen University have been known to make field trips there.’
    • ‘A busload of supporters travelled to Killarney to cheer the group on and it was celebrations all round on the journey home.’
    • ‘There is an increase in the number of bars and restaurants and busloads of people from all over the country are coming to Belfast.’
    • ‘It means busloads of energetic young Poles making their way to Britain, and other parts of the EU, in search of work.’
    • ‘The visitors from Mahlabatini, near Ulundi, brought with them two busloads of three Zulu generations to display their culture.’
    • ‘The Reverend Jesse Jackson today arrived in New Orleans delivering busloads of people who fled the city weeks ago.’
    • ‘We entered the 450,000-acre park in company with a busload of backpackers, whose presence was something of a culture shock.’
    • ‘Tours take busloads of curious tourists round the winding side streets, peering at security gates behind which celebrities hide from their adoring public.’
    • ‘This is a working-class town, and there's no way we would have busloads of Chelsea supporters leaving it every week.’
    • ‘For the visitors, who had taken 52 busloads of fans to Glasgow on Tuesday, the road to Hampden will be traversed again next week.’
    • ‘Over 100 protesters are currently expected to fill two busloads for the trip on February 25.’
    • ‘One of the most popular items on the programme was the tour of North Kerry where two busloads of people travelled out to see places of literary interest in the Shannonside area.’
    • ‘It seemed to be a bit tacky and full of busloads of elderly people.’
    • ‘Luckily for me, absolutely nobody saw this act of stupidity, except an entire busload of laughing, pointing schoolkids and a female work colleague.’
    • ‘There was a time, about 10 years ago, when busloads used to come from Glasgow and Edinburgh.’
    cargo, freight, freightage, charge, burden
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