Definitions for pailpeɪl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a container, usu. cylindrical, with a handle; bucket.

  2. the amount filling a pail.

Origin of pail:

bef. 1000; ME payle wooden container, OE pægel wine container, liquid measure (cf. MD, LG pegel half pint)

Princeton's WordNet

  1. bucket, pail(noun)

    a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top

  2. pail, pailful(noun)

    the quantity contained in a pail

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. pail(noun)ɪl

    an open container with a handle, for carrying liquid; = bucket

    kids with a pail and shovel at the beach


  1. pail(Noun)

    A vessel of wood, tin, plastic, etc., usually cylindrical and having a handle -- used especially for carrying liquids, for example water or milk; a bucket (sometimes with a cover).

    The milkmaid carried a pail of milk in each hand.

  2. pail(Noun)

    (In technical use) A closed (covered) cylindrical shipping container.

  3. pail(Noun)

    A company of wasps.

  4. Origin: payle 'wooden container', from pæġel 'wine vessel, container for liquids, pail; liquid measure', from pagilaz 'peg, rake' (compare / pegel 'half pint', pægel 'id.'), diminutive of *pag-. More at peg.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Pail(noun)

    a vessel of wood or tin, etc., usually cylindrical and having a bail, -- used esp. for carrying liquids, as water or milk, etc.; a bucket. It may, or may not, have a cover

Anagrams of pail

  1. pali, Pali

  2. lipa

  3. pial

  4. Pali

Translations for pail

Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary


a bucket

Fetch a pail of water.

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