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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


  • Burns: Make a list to fill that bucket
    What I can tell from reader mail is that we put a steep discount on the future. Think of them as repressed party animals, living vicariously through the sustained bacchanals of our longevity. In another, I examined the pool of life-years a group of 100,000 people expect to have and proposed that we view it as a Cup of Life so we'd have some idea when we had co Read more on this news related to 'Bucket'
  • Beyond the bucket
    At the last general membership meeting of the Management Association of the Philippines, President Greg Navarro encouraged the members to join the “Rice Bucket Challenge”, a socially relevant version from India of the “Ice Bucket Challenge,” which does not involve pouring ice on oneself but encourages you to donate rice to the poor families in “bucket or Read more on this news related to 'Bucket'
  • The trivial melts
    The ice-bucket challenge seems to have fizzled out. Why? Have you been a part of it? Read more on this news related to 'Bucket'

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