Definitions for bucketˈbʌk ɪt
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Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a deep, cylindrical container, usu. of metal, plastic, or wood, with a flat bottom and a semicircular bail.
any of the scoops in certain types of conveyors or elevators. the scoop or clamshell of a steam or power shovel. a vane or blade of a waterwheel, paddle wheel, or the like.
(v.t.)to lift, carry, or handle in a bucket (often fol. by up or out).
(v.i.)Chiefly Brit. to move or drive fast.
Idioms for bucket:
drop in the bucket,a small, inadequate amount.
kick the bucket,Slang. to die.
Category: Idiom, Status (usage)
Origin of bucket:
1250–1300; ME buket < AF < OE bucc, var. of būc vessel, belly
a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
the quantity contained in a bucket
put into a bucket
carry in a bucket
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an open-topped container for carrying liquid
a mop and a bucket
the amount a bucket can hold
5 buckets of water
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.
The amount held in this container.
The horse drank a whole bucket of water.
Part of a piece of machinery that resembles a bucket.
An old car that is not in good working order.
The forward drove to the bucket.
A field goal.
We can't keep giving up easy buckets.
A mechanism for avoiding the allocation of targets in cases of mismanagement.
A storage space in a hash table for every item sharing a particular key.
To place inside a bucket.
To rain heavily.
To travel very quickly.
To categorize (data) by splitting it into buckets, or groups of related items.
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.
a vessel for drawing up water from a well, or for catching, holding, or carrying water, sap, or other liquids
a vessel (as a tub or scoop) for hoisting and conveying coal, ore, grain, etc
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
the valved piston of a lifting pump
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.
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Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'bucket' in Written Corpus Frequency: #3619
Rank popularity for the word 'bucket' in Nouns Frequency: #2423
Translations for bucket
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a container for holding water, milk etc
We carried water in buckets to the burning house.
- سَطْل، دَلْوArabic
- baldePortuguese (BR)
- kbelík, vědroCzech
- der EimerGerman
- 버킷, 물통, 들통Korean
- bøtte, spannNorwegian
- džber, vedroSlovak
- ämbar, spann, hinkSwedish
- 水桶Chinese (Trad.)
- بالٹی ، ڈولUrdu
- thùng; xôVietnamese
- 水桶Chinese (Simp.)
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