What does bucket mean?

Definitions for bucket
ˈbʌk ɪtbuck·et

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word bucket.

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

Wiktionary

  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.

    Etymology: 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.

  2. bucket(Noun)

    The amount held in this container.

    The horse drank a whole bucket of water.

    Etymology: 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.

  3. bucket(Noun)

    Part of a piece of machinery that resembles a bucket.

    Etymology: 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.

  4. bucket(Noun)

    An old car that is not in good working order.

    Etymology: 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.

  5. bucket(Noun)

    The basket.

    The forward drove to the bucket.

    Etymology: 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.

  6. bucket(Noun)

    A field goal.

    We can't keep giving up easy buckets.

    Etymology: 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.

  7. bucket(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  8. bucket(Noun)

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

    Etymology: 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.

  9. bucket(Verb)

    To place inside a bucket.

    Etymology: 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.

  10. bucket(Verb)

    To rain heavily.

    Etymology: 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.

  11. bucket(Verb)

    To travel very quickly.

    Etymology: 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.

  12. bucket(Verb)

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

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. bucket(noun)

    Old car in bad shape. "So I moved on an old car, it was a bucket, but fu** it, it had to do" -- Ice-T. (Midnight).

  2. bucket(noun)

    Gravity bong.

  3. bucket(noun)

    3 Was a full moon so I went I went fishin, jumped out da car I'm like where's my bucket, I left home and fa got 2 tucket ita

Editors Contribution

  1. bucket

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    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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How to say bucket in sign language?

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Numerology

  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. Tab Lagow:

    It was a total rust bucket, i bought all new sheet metal and I was half-way—or maybe three-quarters of the way—through the sheet metal welding when I went through a divorce, and I had to sell it.

  2. Fatima Bibi:

    We take half a bucket of water to bathe everyday, and some days we can't even have a wash, water is used to wash the vegetables. We'll then use it to wash clothes.

  3. Potter Steve Harrison:

    The day before I had actually built myself a small kiln down the back — a coffin-sized kiln — just big enough for me to crawl inside, i could have (died) if I hadn't thought about plan B. In that little kiln enclosure I made, I had a fire extinguisher, a bucket of water, a drinking water bottle and a fire blanket.

  4. Gabriel Sterling:

    That does not mean that there's a bucket of 8,410 votes to be counted, it's going to be more than 0 and less than 8,410.

  5. Harry Kent:

    We’ve had a climbing and outdoor school for 28 years, no other business or guide service was offering cliff camping to the public. I thought it would be an exciting bucket-list adventure for people.

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