Definitions for bucketˈbʌk ɪt

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bucket, pail(noun)

    a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top

  2. bucket, bucketful(verb)

    the quantity contained in a bucket

  3. bucket(verb)

    put into a bucket

  4. bucket(verb)

    carry in a bucket


  1. bucket(Noun)

    A container made of rigid material, often with a handle, used to carry liquids or small items.

    I need a bucket to carry the water from the well.

  2. bucket(Noun)

    The amount held in this container.

    The horse drank a whole bucket of water.

  3. bucket(Noun)

    Part of a piece of machinery that resembles a bucket.

  4. bucket(Noun)

    An old car that is not in good working order.

  5. bucket(Noun)

    The basket.

    The forward drove to the bucket.

  6. bucket(Noun)

    A field goal.

    We can't keep giving up easy buckets.

  7. bucket(Noun)

    A mechanism for avoiding the allocation of targets in cases of mismanagement.

  8. bucket(Noun)

    A storage space in a hash table for every item sharing a particular key.

  9. bucket(Verb)

    To place inside a bucket.

  10. bucket(Verb)

    To rain heavily.

  11. bucket(Verb)

    To travel very quickly.

  12. bucket(Verb)

    To categorize (data) by splitting it into buckets, or groups of related items.

  13. Origin: From buket, partly from buket ‘tub, pail’ (compare Jersey , Guernsey ), diminutive of buc ‘abdomen; object with a cavity’, from (compare Occitan/Catalan buc, Italian buco, buca ‘hole, gap’), from ‘belly, stomach’, and partly from bucc (mod. dialectal buck), both from būkaz. More at bouk.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Bucket(noun)

    a vessel for drawing up water from a well, or for catching, holding, or carrying water, sap, or other liquids

  2. Bucket(noun)

    a vessel (as a tub or scoop) for hoisting and conveying coal, ore, grain, etc

  3. Bucket(noun)

    one of the receptacles on the rim of a water wheel into which the water rushes, causing the wheel to revolve; also, a float of a paddle wheel

  4. Bucket(noun)

    the valved piston of a lifting pump


  1. Bucket

    A Bucket is typically a watertight, vertical cylinder or truncated cone, with an open top and a flat bottom, usually attached to a semicircular carrying handle called the bail. A common volume is 10 dm³.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bucket' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3619

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'bucket' in Nouns Frequency: #2423

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Debbie Milley:

    This was on our bucket list.

  2. 'jubal' yinka popoola:

    where there is a bucket,there is a river

  3. Carl Sandburg:

    I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.

  4. William Butler Yeats:

    Education is not filling a bucket, but lighting a fire.

  5. George Orwell:

    Advertising is the rattling of a stick inside a swill bucket.

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