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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

  • Anthony Carbajal, ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Viral Star, Shares Touching Wedding Photos
    The 26-year-old (who has been diagnosed with the disease) marries his girlfriend Laarne Palec Read more on this news related to 'Bucket'
  • Three Ohio teens sentenced for fake ALS bucket attack
    By Kim Palmer CLEVELAND (Reuters) - Three Ohio teenagers who admitted to pouring a bucket containing urine, cigarette butts and spit over the head of an autistic boy were sentenced on Monday to at least 100 hours of community service, court records said. The prank gained national attention in September after a video of the then 14-year-old boy, who thought he was Read more on this news related to 'Bucket'
  • Bay Village teens sentenced for cruel ice bucket challenge
     The three Bay Village teenagers charged in connection with the cruel ice bucket challenge prank were sentenced Monday in  Cuyahoga County Juvenile Court. Read more on this news related to 'Bucket'

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