What does Bucket mean?

Definitions for Bucket
ˈbʌk ɪtBuck·et

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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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Bucket

    buk′et, n. a vessel for drawing or holding water, &c.; one of the compartments on the circumference of a water-wheel, or one of the scoops of a dredging-machine: the leather socket for holding the whip in driving, or for the carbine or lance when mounted: a name given to the pitcher in some orchids.—ns. Buck′etful, as much as a bucket will hold; Buck′eting (U.S.), jerky rowing; Buck′et-shop, slang term for the offices of 'outside brokers'—mere agents for bets on the rise or fall of prices of stock, &c.; Buck′et-wheel, a contrivance for raising water by means of buckets attached to the circumference of a wheel.—Give the bucket, to dismiss; Kick the bucket (slang), to die. [Prob. conn. with A.S. búc, a pitcher; or O. Fr. buket, a pail. Not Gael. bucaid, a bucket.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. bucket

    A small globe of hoops, covered with canvas, used as a recall for the boats of whalers.

Editors Contribution

  1. bucket

    A type of vessel and product created and designed in various colors, handle, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles used to carry, hold or move liquid or various other substances.

    Buckets are created for various purposes e.g. to put water or other liquids in, to attach to a piece of machinery to move earth etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 24, 2016  

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

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bucket in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of Bucket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of Bucket in a Sentence

  1. Aaron Crowe:

    In this bucket is my house.

  2. Debbie Milley:

    This was on our bucket list.

  3. 'jubal' yinka popoola:

    where there is a bucket,there is a river

  4. Carl Sandburg:

    I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes.

  5. William Butler Yeats:

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

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