Meaning of BUCKET in English


I. ˈbə-kət 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


a. : to move about haphazardly or irresponsibly

b. : to move roughly or jerkily

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.