pail

play
noun \ ˈpāl \

Definition of pail

1 :a usually cylindrical container with a handle :bucket
  • a milk pail
2 :the quantity that a pail contains
  • a pail of water

pailful

play \-ˌfu̇l\ noun

Examples of pail in a Sentence

  1. A plastic beach pail was lying on the sand.

  2. She poured a pail of water on the campfire.

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Origin and Etymology of pail

Middle English payle, paille

pail Synonyms


PAIL Defined for English Language Learners

pail

play
noun

Definition of pail for English Language Learners

  • : a round container that is open at the top and usually has a handle

  • : the amount held by a pail


PAIL Defined for Kids

pail

play
noun \ ˈpāl \

Definition of pail for Students

1 :a usually round container with a handle :bucket
2 :pailful
  • He poured out a pail of water.


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