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Bucket Meaning and Definition from WordNet (r) 2.0
    bucket n
  1. a roughly cylindrical that is vessel open at the top [syn: pail]
  2. the quantity contained in a bucket [syn: bucketful] v
  3. put into a bucket
  4. carry in a bucket
Bucket Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bucket \Buck"et\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. Bucketed; p. pr. & vb. n. Bucketing.]
  1. To draw or lift in, or as if in, buckets; as, to bucket water.
  2. To pour over from a bucket; to drench.
  3. To ride (a horse) hard or mercilessly.
  4. (Rowing) To make, or cause to make (the recovery), with a certain hurried or unskillful forward swing of the body. [Eng.]
Bucket Meaning and Definition from Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
    Bucket \Buck"et\, n. [OE. boket; cf. AS. buc pitcher, or Corn. buket tub.]
  1. A vessel for drawing up water from a well, or for catching, holding, or carrying water, sap, or other liquids. The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket, The moss-covered bucket, which hung in the well. --Wordsworth.
  2. A vessel (as a tub or scoop) for hoisting and conveying coal, ore, grain, etc.
  3. (Mach.) One of the receptacles on the rim of a water wheel into which the water rushes, causing the wheel to revolve; also, a float of a paddle wheel.
  4. The valved piston of a lifting pump. Fire bucket, a bucket for carrying water to put out fires. To kick the bucket, to die. [Low]
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Wikipedia Meaning and Definition on 'Bucket'

A bucket, also called a pail, is a watertight, vertical cylinder or truncated cone, with an open top and a flat bottom, usually attached to a semicircular carrying handle called the bail. A bucket is distinguished from other containers by being unlidded. Their main purpose is the carrying of water, but they may also have other purposes. Elaborate ceremonial or ritual buckets in bronze, ivory or other materials are found in several ancient or medieval cultures and are known by the Latin for bucket, situla. Other buckets include those attached to Loader (equipment) and Telehandler for agricultural and earthmoving purposes. They can also be used to transport items other than water such as sand, rocks, gumbo, and blood. The first buckets were used by the Assyrians as mentioned in the book of the prophet Ezekiel

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'Bucket' in famous quotation sentence

* 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

  • 'Lather Against Ebola': 'Ice Bucket' challenge against the virus
    Abidjan (AFP) - Bringing a soapy twist to the "Ice Bucket Challenge" that has swept the world in recent weeks, Ivorians are raising awareness about the deadly disease outbreak in west Africa with a new "Lather Against Ebola" campaign. Read more on this news related to 'Bucket'
  • Kolkata 'rice bucket challenge' for Kashmir relief
    Collections in the rice bucket challenge, as part of the "Joy of Giving" "Daan Utsav" week that began here Friday, will be donated for relief measures in flood-hit Jammu and Kashmir, an organiser said Friday. Read more on this news related to 'Bucket'
  • ALS Ice Bucket Challenge: Ivory Coast Launches Ebola 'Soap Bucket Challenge'
    Ivoirians have launched the Soap Bucket Challenge to raise awareness of the Ebola virus, which has killed at least 2,400 people in West Africa since January. Read more on this news related to 'Bucket'

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