What does PAIL mean?

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. bucket, pailnoun

    a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top

  2. pail, pailfulnoun

    the quantity contained in a pail

Wiktionary

  1. pailnoun

    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.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. pailnoun

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

    Etymology: 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.

  3. pailnoun

    A company of wasps.

    Etymology: 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. Pailnoun

    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

    Etymology: [OE. paile, AS. pgel a wine vessel, a pail, akin to D. & G. pegel a watermark, a gauge rod, a measure of wine, Dan. pgel half a pint.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Pail

    pāl, n. an open vessel of wood, &c., for holding or carrying liquids.—n. Pail′ful, as much as fills a pail. [O. Fr. paile, paele—L. patella, a pan, dim. of paterapatēre, to be open.]

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Anagrams for PAIL »

  1. pali, Pali

  2. lipa

  3. pial

  4. Pali

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of PAIL in Chaldean Numerology is: 4

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of PAIL in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of PAIL in a Sentence

  1. United States:

    When my son was in Kindergarten, one of his classmates was a homeless girl, she always stared at my son's lunch pail, and my son always gave her something to eat. I felt like I( could) do something. I can cook. So that's how I started.

  2. William Butler Yeats:

    Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.

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