I. noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French buket, from Old English būc pitcher, belly; akin to Old High German būh belly Date: 13th century 1. a typically cylindrical vessel for catching, holding, or carrying liquids or solids 2. something resembling a bucket: as a. the scoop of an excavating machine b. one of the receptacles on the rim of a waterwheel c. one of the cups of an endless-belt conveyor d. one of the vanes of a turbine rotor 3. bucketful 4. bucket seat 5. basket 3b II. verb Date: 1621 transitive verb 1. to draw or lift in buckets 2. British a. to ride (a horse) hard b. to drive hurriedly or roughly 3. to deal with in a bucket shop intransitive verb 1. hustle, hurry 2. a. to move about haphazardly or irresponsibly b. to move roughly or jerkily

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  • bucket — n. pl. bucketfuls [buk′it] n. [ME boket < Anglo Fr buket, dim. of OE buc, pitcher, bulging vessel, orig., belly < IE * bhou , var. of base * bheu : see BIG] 1. a deep, round container with a flat bottom and a curved handle, used to hold or… …   English World dictionary

  • Bucket — (engl. für Eimer) bezeichnet: einen Dämpfer für Blechblasinstrumente, siehe: Bucket Dämpfer eine maritime Gründungsart, siehe: Bucket Fundament eine abstrakte Datenstruktur, siehe: Bucketsort ein umlaufender Ort in einem Teilchenbeschleuniger.… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Bucket — Buck et, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Bucketed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bucketing}.] 1. To draw or lift in, or as if in, buckets; as, to bucket water. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 2. To pour over from a bucket; to drench. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] 3. To ride (a horse)… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • bucket — (n.) mid 13c., from Anglo Norm. buquet bucket, pail, influenced by or dim. of O.E. buc pitcher, bulging vessel, originally belly (buckets were formerly of leather as well as wood), from P.Gmc. *bukaz, from PIE *bhou , variant of root *bheu to… …   Etymology dictionary

  • bucket — ► NOUN 1) a cylindrical open container with a handle used to carry liquids. 2) (buckets) informal large quantities of liquid. 3) a scoop on a waterwheel, dredger, digger, etc. ► VERB (bucketed, bucketing) informal (bucket down) B …   English terms dictionary

  • bucket — (izg. bȁkit) m DEFINICIJA inform. kod memorije računala s izravnim pristupom, cjelina pohranjena u tu memoriju (za razliku od pojedinog podatka u toj cjelini) ETIMOLOGIJA engl.: (dosl.) vjedro …   Hrvatski jezični portal

  • bucket — [n] container, often for liquids, with handle brazier, can, canister, cask, hod, kettle, pail, pot, scuttle, vat; concept 494 …   New thesaurus

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  • Bucket — This article is about the physical container. For other uses, see Bucket (disambiguation). A yellow bucket A bucket, also called a pail, is typically a watertight, vertical cylinder or truncated cone, with an open top and a flat bottom, usually… …   Wikipedia

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