Definition of bucket :
1. A vessel ( as a tub or scoop) for hoisting and conveying coal, ore, grain, etc.
2. A vessel for drawing up water from a well, or for catching, holding, or carrying water, sap, or other liquids.
3. 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.
5. To draw or lift in, or as if in, buckets; as, to bucket water.
6. To make, or cause to make ( the recovery), with a certain hurried or unskillful forward swing of the body.
7. To pour over from a bucket; to drench.
8. To ride ( a horse) hard or mercilessly.
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container (part of speech: noun)
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receptacle (part of speech: noun)
- He closes up the stove and puts bucket away. - "Three Plays", Padraic Colum.
- He don't weigh eighty pounds, but he's fresher'n a bucket of paint. - "Blister Jones", John Taintor Foote.
- Dan followed him in, taking the ladder and bucket upstairs, where Aunt Josephine was still reading. - "The Exploits of Elaine", Arthur B. Reeve.