bucket list


Definition of bucket list

: a list of things that one has not done before but wants to do before dying

Examples of bucket list in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Editor’s Note: Travel might be complicated right now, but use our inspirational trip ideas to plan ahead for your next bucket list adventure. Rachel Chang, Travel + Leisure, "These Lesser-visited European Cities Have the Culture Without the Crowds," 17 May 2020 On the trip, the teens ticked off three bucket list items: A trans-Atlantic crossing, a mid-ocean swim, and surviving the Bermuda Triangle. David Clark Scott, The Christian Science Monitor, "Monday Sunrise Briefing: A gradual, global reopening," 27 Apr. 2020 Life Skills’ for First Time Since Leaving Home at 16 to Tour With his latest music recorded, Diplo is crossing off a longtime bucket list item. Karen Mizoguchi, PEOPLE.com, "Diplo Says He Hasn't 'Been Home This Long' in 17 Years as He Learns Guitar in Self-Isolation," 2 Apr. 2020 One of his bucket list items was to fly in an airplane. Cathy Kozlowicz, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "A Sussex 11-year-old with brain cancer died during his Make-A-Wish trip to Mall of America," 6 Jan. 2020 Since then, he's helped seniors from across the country cross off bucket list items like skydiving, race car driving, parasailing and flying over the Grand Canyon. Meghan Dunn, CNN, "He helps seniors skydive, parasail and cross off other bucket list adventures," 10 Oct. 2019 Sandy beaches, ancient temples, and bucket list adventures are great, but nothing will give you insight into the true history and culture of a destination like food. Danielle Pointdujour, Essence, "These Culinary Experiences Will Add Flavor To Your Next Getaway," 26 Sep. 2019 Isgro marveled at the scenery along the way and even tackled Glacier National Park’s Going-to-the-Sun Road, a bucket list item for tourists of all stripes. cleveland.com, "Berea resident, 81, completes cross-country bike ride to support hospice care at Southwest General," 30 Aug. 2019 As campus has fallen eerily quiet, Engel and her roommates have been pushing to check boxes off their senior bucket list. Meredith Spelbring, Detroit Free Press, "'Our last hurrah,' U-M students celebrate graduation despite ceremony cancellation," 17 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of bucket list

2006, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for bucket list

from the phrase kick the bucket (to die)

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21 May 2020

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“Bucket list.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/bucket%20list. Accessed 25 May. 2020.

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