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noun buck·et \ˈbə-kət\

Simple Definition of bucket

  • : an open container with a handle that is used especially to hold and carry water and other liquids

  • : the amount contained in a bucket

  • : a large container that is part of a machine (such as a tractor) and that is used for digging or carrying dirt, rocks, and other material

Full Definition of bucket

  1. 1 :  a typically cylindrical vessel for catching, holding, or carrying liquids or solids

  2. 2 :  something resembling a bucket: as a :  the scoop of an excavating machine b :  one of the receptacles on the rim of a waterwheel c :  one of the cups of an endless-belt conveyor d :  one of the vanes of a turbine rotor

  3. 3 :  bucketful

  4. 4 :  bucket seat

  5. 5 :  basket 3b

Examples of bucket

  1. We used two buckets of paint to paint the living room.

  2. <made buckets of money in the stock market>



Origin of bucket

Middle English, from Anglo-French buket, from Old English būc pitcher, belly; akin to Old High German būh belly


First Known Use: 13th century

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bucket

verb buck·et

Definition of bucket

  1. transitive verb
  2. 1 :  to draw or lift in buckets

  3. 2 British a :  to ride (a horse) hard b :  to drive hurriedly or roughly

  4. 3 :  to deal with in a bucket shop

  5. intransitive verb
  6. 1 :  hustle, hurry

  7. 2 a :  to move about haphazardly or irresponsibly b :  to move roughly or jerkily



Examples of bucket

  1. <bucketing water from the well, we raced to put out the fire>

  2. <getting the troops into the bucketing landing craft proved to be challenging>



1621

First Known Use of bucket

1621




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