Definition of busload in English:



  • A group of people travelling in a bus.

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