Complete Definition of "bucket"

English

Image:Balde.PNG|thumb|A plastic bucket

Etymology
From OE. boket; compare with Anglo-Saxon buc âbelly, pitcherâ, or Cornish buket âtubâ.

Pronunciation
AHD|bûk'Ä­t, IPA|/ËbÊkɪt/, SAMPA|/'bVkIt/
audio|en-us-bucket.ogg|Audio (US)
rhymes|Êkɪt

Noun
en-noun

  1. A container made of rigid material, often with a handle, used to carry liquids or small items.

#* I need a bucket to carry the water from the well.

  1. context|variation management A mechanism for avoiding the allocation of targets in cases of mismanagement.
  2. The amount held in this container.

#* The horse drank a whole bucket of water.

  1. Part of a piece of machinery that resembles a bucket.
  2. slang An old car that is not in good working order.
  3. context|basketball|colloquial The basket.

#* The forward drove to the bucket.

  1. context|basketball|colloquial A field goal.

#* ''We can't keep giving up easy buckets.

Synonyms
italbrac|container: pail
italbrac|piece of machinery: scoop, vane, blade
italbrac|old car: banger, jalopy, rustbucket

Related terms
bucket brigade
bucket drive
bucket of bolts
bucket seat
bucket shop
bucketful
gutbucket
rustbucket
kick the bucket

See also
barrel
keg
pail
tub

Translations
trans-top|container
Catalan: cubell m, galleda f
Breton: sailh f -où
Croatian: t-|hr|kabao|m
Czech: t-|cs|kýbl|m
Dutch: t+|nl|emmer|m
Esperanto: t-|eo|sitelo|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: t-|et|ämber, t-|et|pang
Finnish: t+|fi|ämpäri, t+|fi|sanko
French: t+|fr|seau|m
Frisian: amer#Frisian|amer
German: t+|de|Eimer|m
Greek: κοÏÎ²Î¬Ï (kuvas) m
Hebrew: ××× (dli) m
Hungarian: t-|hu|vödör, t-|hu|veder
Interlingua: situla#Interlingua|situla
Italian: secchio, m
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Japanese: t-|ja|ãã±ã|trbaketsu|scJpan
Korean: ë²í· (beokis, beokit)
Latin: t-|la|situla|f, t-|la|hama|f
Northern Sami: gieÄbmi, gievdni
Polish: t-|pl|wiadro|n
Russian: t+|ru|ведÑо|n|trv'edró|scCyrl
Slovak: t-|sk|vedro
Slovene: t+|sl|vedro|n
Spanish: t+|es|balde|m italbrac|Costa Rica|Dominican Republic|Eastern Cuba|Panama|Puerto Rico|South America|Spain's Canary Islands, t-|es|cubeta|m italbrac|El Salvador|Guatemala|Honduras|Mexico|Nicaragua, t-|es|cubo|m italbrac|Spain standard usage|Cuban standard usage, t-|es|pozal|m italbrac|Northern Spain|specifically Aragon and Navarra, t-|es|tobo|m italbrac|Venezuela
Swahili: t-|sw|ndoo|xs=Swahili
Swedish: t-|sv|hink|c, spann c ämbar
Telugu: à°¬à°à±à°à±à°à±, à°¬à°à±à°à±à°à±à°à±, à°¬à±à°à±à°à±à°¨
Turkish: t-|tr|kova
Volapük: böket
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trans-top|amount held in this container
Dutch: t+|nl|emmer|m
Finnish: t-|fi|ämpärillinen, t-|fi|sangollinen
German: ein Eimer voll m
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Slovene: t+|sl|vedro|n
Turkish: t-|tr|kova
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trans-top|part of piece of machinery
Finnish: t-|fi|kauha, t+|fi|siipi
German: t-|de|Schaufel|f
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trans-top|old car
Dutch: t|nl|rammelkar|f
Finnish: t-|fi|kottero
Greek: t-|el|ÏακαÏάκα|f|trsakaraka|scGrek
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Russian: t+|ru|ведÑо|n|trv'edró|scCyrl
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trans-top|basketball: basket

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trans-top|basketball: field goal
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Verb
en-verb

  1. intransitive colloquial To rain heavily.

#* Itâs really bucketing down out there.

  1. intransitive colloquial To travel very quickly.

#* The boat is bucketing along.

  1. transitive To place inside a bucket.

Synonyms
italbrac|rain heavily: chuck it down, piss down, rain cats and dogs
italbrac|travel very quickly: hurtle, rocket, shoot, speed, whizz

Translations
trans-top|rain heavily
Dutch: t|nl|plenzen
Finnish: sataa kaatamalla
French: pleuvoir à verse
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Korean: í¼ë¶ë¤ (peobusda, -butda)
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trans-top|travel very quickly
Dutch: t-|nl|vlammen
German: t-|de|durchrütteln
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trans-top|place in a bucket
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References
R:Webster 1913

Category:1000 English basic words
Category:Containers

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