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Bucket Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0

  • a roughly cylindrical that is vessel open at the top
  • the quantity contained in a bucket
  • carry in a bucket
  • put into a bucket

Definitions from Wiktionary

  • a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top ,
  • the quantity contained in a bucket

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Bucket Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia

A bucket is a container with a wide open top and a handle that is mainly used for carrying liquids. In some cases, solids may also be carried in a bucket (like sand which is hard to carry in your hands).

Some buckets are used for work, and some more for leisure, as seen here . A bucket used for work is often made of a strong material such as iron or steel and is used for functions such as carrying coal or soil. A bucket used for leisure, e.g. for making sandcastles, is normally made of plastic.

In rare cases, a bucket may be worn as a piece of clothing, people may wear a bucket on their heads for humorous reasons. Buckethead is a famous example of this.

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'Bucket' example sentence in quotations

* I tell you the past is a bucket of ashes. - Carl Sandburg

* Don't throw away the old bucket until you know whether the new one holds water. - Swedish Proverb

* It is occasionally possible to charge hell with a bucket of water, but against stupidity the gods themselves struggle in vain. - Doris Fleeson

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Bucket Sample Sentences in News

  • Woman Takes Dying Dog on Bucket List Adventure
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  • Longtime Anchor Announces ALS Diagnosis
    Little did longtime news anchor Larry Stogner know that when he did the ALS ice bucket challenge last summer, he already had the disease in his body. Stogner, an anchor on ABC's North Carolina station WTVD for 40 years, announced that he will be retiring and has been diagnosed with ALS, also known as Lou Gehrig's disease. Read more on this news related to 'Bucket'
  • Bucket truck destroyed by fire Monday
    A bucket truck owned by Black River Electric Cooperative (BREC) caught fire near Fredericktown City Lake on Monday afternoon. Read more on this news related to 'Bucket'

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