Bucket - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈbʌkɪt|  American pronunciation of the word bucket
Brit.  |ˈbʌkɪt|  British pronunciation of the word bucket


- a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top (syn: pail)
- the quantity contained in a bucket (syn: bucketful)


- put into a bucket
- carry in a bucket


We used two buckets of paint to paint the living room.

...made buckets of money in the stock market...

...bucketing water from the well, we raced to put out the fire...

...getting the troops into the bucketing landing craft proved to be challenging...

The Greek, that great well whence we bucket up our terms.

They were drinking beer by the bucket.

They made buckets of cash on the deal.

We set a booby trap by balancing a bucket of water on top of the door so that it would fall on him when he came in.

A bucket of water and a chamois

She watched the water swill around in the bucket.

There's a hole in the bucket and the water is leaking out.

He sank the bucket into the well.

He was standing with a bucket of icy water in one hand and a wet sponge in the other.

Just hook the bucket onto the rope and lower it down.

Get a bucket to swill the yard down.

Word forms

I/you/we/they: bucket
he/she/it: buckets
present participle: bucketing
past tense: bucketed
past participle: bucketed
singular: bucket
plural: buckets
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