Examples of bucket in a Sentence
We used two buckets of paint to paint the living room.
made buckets of money in the stock market
Recent Examples of bucket from the Web
Buckets of rain are still falling in Houston and the waters are still rising.
The Westcott Co.’s 45-foot tugboat — ZIP code 48222 — hoists items up via rope and bucket.
Does this mean one of the Stark sisters is about to...kick the bucket?
Sadly, with Thoros kicking the bucket this week and Beric staying behind at the Wall, the musical Brotherhood is officially disbanded . .
Lightweight bucket seats were installed; rear seats and sound insulation were removed.
When chronicling a bucket list of foods around the world, butter might not be on the top of it.
Some attendees are paddle enthusiasts who come every year and other are people checking something off a bucket list.
Pence has kind of a lunch bucket mentality of a day-to-day working member of the administration . .
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Origin and Etymology of bucket
First Known Use: 13th centurySee Words from the same year
Synonymsabundance, barrel, basketful, boatload, lot, bunch, bundle, bushel, carload, chunk, deal, dozen, fistful, gobs, good deal, heap, hundred, lashings (also lashins) [chiefly British], loads, mass, mess, mountain, much, multiplicity, myriad, oodles, pack, passel, peck, pile, plateful, plenitude, plentitude, plenty, pot, potful, profusion, quantity, raft, reams, scads, sheaf, shipload, sight, slew, spate, stack, store, ton, truckload, volume, wad, wealth, yard
Antonymsace, bit, dab, dram, driblet, glimmer, handful, hint, lick, little, mite, mouthful, nip, ounce, peanuts, pinch, pittance, scruple, shade, shadow, smidgen (also smidgeon or smidgin or smidge), speck, spot, sprinkle, sprinkling, strain, streak, suspicion, tad, taste, touch, trace
Related Wordsepidemic, plague, rash; bonanza, embarrassment, excess, overabundance, overage, overkill, overmuch, oversupply, plethora, redundancy, superabundance, superfluity, surfeit, surplus; deluge, flood, overflow; army, bevy, cram, crowd, crush, drove, flock, herd, horde, host, legion, mob, multitude, press, score, sea, swarm, throng; gazillion, jillion, kazillion, million, thousands, trillion, zillion
Near Antonymsatom, crumb, dot, fleck, flyspeck, fragment, grain, granule, iota, jot, modicum, molecule, mote, nubbin, particle, ray, scintilla, scrap, shred, tittle, whit; smatter, smattering; dash, drop, morsel, shot; piece, portion, section; absence, dearth, famine, lack, paucity, poverty, scarceness, scarcity, shortage, undersupply, want; deficiency, deficit, inadequacy, insufficiency, meagerness, scantiness, scantness, skimpiness
Examples of bucket in a Sentence
bucketing water from the well, we raced to put out the fire
getting the troops into the bucketing landing craft proved to be challenging
First Known Use of bucket
BUCKET Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of bucket for English Language Learners
: 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
BUCKET Defined for Kids
Definition of bucket for Students
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