- 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) Brit. ▪ rain heavily.DERIVATIVES bucketful noun.ORIGIN Old French buquet 'tub, pail' .
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bucketful — uck et*ful , Bucketfull Buck et*full a bucket filled with a substance, or the quantity which would fill a bucket. Syn: bucket. [PJC] … The Collaborative International Dictionary of English
bucketful — [[t]bʌ̱kɪtfʊl[/t]] bucketfuls 1) N COUNT: usu N of n A bucketful of something is the amount contained in a bucket. Syn: bucket 2) PHRASE: PHR after v If someone produces or gets something by the bucketful, they produce or get something in large… … English dictionary
bucketful — UK [ˈbʌkɪtfʊl] / US [ˈbʌkətˌfʊl] noun [countable] Word forms bucketful : singular bucketful plural bucketfuls 1) the amount that is contained in a bucket 2) bucketfuls [plural] British informal large amounts of something • by the bucketful … English dictionary
bucketful — /buk it fool /, n., pl. bucketfuls. the amount that a bucket can hold: a bucketful of water. [1555 65; BUCKET + FUL] Usage. See ful. * * * … Universalium
bucketful — noun (plural bucketfuls or bucketsful) Date: circa 1563 as much as a bucket will hold; broadly a large quantity … New Collegiate Dictionary
bucketful — noun a) the quantity contained in a bucket It was raining in bucketfuls. b) a large quantity … Wiktionary
bucketful — buck|et|ful [ bʌkət,ful ] noun count the amount that is contained in a BUCKET … Usage of the words and phrases in modern English
bucketful — buckÂ·etÂ·ful || bÊŒkÉªtfÊŠl n. amount that a bucket can hold … English contemporary dictionary
bucketful — buck·et·ful … English syllables
bucketful — noun the quantity contained in a bucket • Syn: ↑bucket • Derivationally related forms: ↑bucket (for: ↑bucket) • Hypernyms: ↑containerful … Useful english dictionary