Definition of Bucket

1. Noun. A roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top.

Exact synonyms: Pail
Specialized synonyms: Cannikin, Dinner Bucket, Dinner Pail, Dredging Bucket, Kibble, Slop Jar, Slop Pail, Wine Bucket, Wine Cooler
Generic synonyms: Vessel
Group relationships: Water Wheel, Waterwheel

2. Verb. Put into a bucket.
Generic synonyms: Lay, Place, Pose, Position, Put, Set

3. Noun. The quantity contained in a bucket.
Exact synonyms: Bucketful
Generic synonyms: Containerful

4. Verb. Carry in a bucket.
Generic synonyms: Carry, Transport

Definition of Bucket

1. n. A vessel for drawing up water from a well, or for catching, holding, or carrying water, sap, or other liquids.

2. v. t. To draw or lift in, or as if in, buckets; as, to bucket water.

Definition of Bucket

1. Noun. A container made of rigid material, often with a handle, used to carry liquids or small items. ¹

2. Noun. The amount held in this container. ¹

3. Noun. Part of a piece of machinery that resembles a '''bucket'''. ¹

4. Noun. (slang) An old car that is not in good working order. ¹

5. Noun. (basketball informal) The basket. ¹

6. Noun. (basketball informal) A field goal. ¹

7. Noun. (context: variation management) A mechanism for avoiding the allocation of targets in cases of mismanagement. ¹

8. Noun. (computing) A storage space in a hash table for every item sharing a particular key. ¹

9. Verb. (transitive) To place inside a '''bucket.''' ¹

10. Verb. (intransitive) (informal) To rain heavily. ¹

11. Verb. (intransitive) (informal) To travel very quickly. ¹

12. Verb. (computing transitive) To categorize (data) by splitting it into buckets, or groups of related items. ¹

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Definition of Bucket

1. to hurry [v -ED, -ING, -S] - See also: hurry

Lexicographical Neighbors of Bucket

bucked for
bucked off
bucked shins
bucked up(p)
bucket (current term)
bucket-handle incision
bucket-handle tear
bucket along
bucket bong
bucket bongs
bucket brigade
bucket chemistry
bucket down
bucket hat
bucket list
bucket lists
bucket naked
bucket seat

Literary usage of Bucket

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Library of the World's Best Literature, Ancient and Modern by Charles Dudley Warner (1896)
"THE OLD OAKEN bucket How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood, When fond recollection presents them to view! The orchard, the meadow, ..."

2. Songs of Three Centuries by John Greenleaf Whittier (1890)
"THE bucket. How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood, When fond recollection presents them to view I The orchard, the meadow, the deep-tangled ..."

3. Belt Conveyors and Belt Elevators by Frederic Valerius Hetzel (1922)
"Some bits of material are always picked up in the boot where the bucket gaps ... Any pressure there when the bucket is inverted may force particles into the ..."

4. Supreme Court Reporter by Robert Desty, United States Supreme Court, West Publishing Company (1909)
"This was accomplished by means of a derrick with a rope and bucket attachment for raising th« material, which was on the ground on the north side of the ..."

5. The Poets of the Nineteenth Century by Evert Augustus Duyckinck (1858)
"THE OLD OAKEN bucket. How dear to this heart are the scenes of my childhood. When fond recollection presents them to view; The orchard, the meadow, ..."

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