- The definition of a bucket is a round and deep container used for carrying things.
An example of a bucket is what you'd use to carry water from a faucet to a kiddie pool.
A bright red bucket.
bucket definition by Webster's New World
- a deep, round container with a flat bottom and a curved handle, used to hold or carry water, coal, etc.; pail
- the amount held by a bucketalso bucketful
- a thing like a bucket, as a scoop on a steam shovel, any of the cups on a water wheel, or any of the curved vanes in the rotor of a turbine
- Slang the rump; buttocks
Origin: Middle English boket ; from Anglo-French buket, diminutive of Old English buc, pitcher, bulging vessel, origin, originally , belly ; from Indo-European an unverified form bhou-, variant, variety of base an unverified form bheu-: see big
- to carry, draw, or lift (water, etc.) in a bucket or buckets
- to speculate (with) dishonestly as in a bucket shop
- to ride (a horse) at a fast pace
- to move or drive rapidly or recklessly
bucket definition by American Heritage Dictionary
- a. A cylindrical vessel used for holding or carrying liquids or solids; a pail.b. The amount that a bucket can hold: One bucket of paint will be enough for the ceiling.
- A unit of dry measure in the U.S. Customary System equal to 2 pecks (17.6 liters). See Table at measurement.
- A receptacle on various machines, such as the scoop of a power shovel or the compartments on a water wheel, used to gather and convey material.
- Basketball A basket.
- To hold, carry, or put in a bucket: bucket up water from a well.
- To ride (a horse) long and hard.
- To move or proceed rapidly and jerkily: bucketing over the unpaved lane.
- To make haste; hustle.
Origin: Middle English, from Old French buket, of Germanic origin.
bucket - Computer Definition
bucket - Phrases/Idioms
kick the bucket
Etymology: ? < obs. bucket, beam on which a slaughtered pig was hung
a drop in the bucket