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English

A plastic bucket

Etymology

From Old English boket; compare with Anglo-Saxon bucbelly, pitcher’, or Cornish buket ‘tub’.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
bucket

Plural
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  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.
  2. The amount held in this container.
    The horse drank a whole bucket of water.
  3. Part of a piece of machinery that resembles a bucket.
  4. (slang) An old car that is not in good working order.
  5. (basketball, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The basket.
    The forward drove to the bucket.
  6. (basketball, Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A field goal.
    We can't keep giving up easy buckets.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A mechanism for avoiding the allocation of targets in cases of mismanagement.
  8. (computing) A storage space in a hash table for every item sharing a particular key.

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Verb

Infinitive
to bucket

Third person singular
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Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to bucket (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (transitive) To place inside a bucket.
  2. (intransitive) (informal) To rain heavily.
    • It’s really bucketing down out there.
  3. (intransitive) (informal) To travel very quickly.
    • The boat is bucketing along.

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References

bucket” in Webster’s Revised Unabridged Dictionary, G. & C. Merriam, 1913.

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