Meaning of BUCKET in English

BUCKET

I. buck ‧ et 1 S2 /ˈbʌkət, ˈbʌkɪt/ BrE AmE noun [countable]

[ Date: 1200-1300 ; Language: Anglo-French ; Origin: buket , from Old English buc 'container for pouring liquid, belly' ]

1 . an open container with a handle, used for carrying and holding things, especially liquids SYN pail

2 . ( also bucketful ) the quantity of liquid that a bucket can hold

bucket of

a bucket of water

3 . a part of a machine shaped like a large bucket and used for moving earth, water etc

4 . informal a large amount of something:

They were drinking beer by the bucket.

bucket of

They made buckets of cash on the deal.

5 . weep buckets informal to cry a lot

6 . in buckets informal if rain comes down in buckets, it is raining very hard

⇨ kick the bucket at ↑ kick 1 (20), ⇨ a drop in the bucket at ↑ drop 2 (8)

II. bucket 2 BrE AmE verb

bucket down phrasal verb British English informal

to rain very hard SYN pour :

It’s been bucketing down all day.

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