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Definition of "bucket" []

  • A cylindrical vessel used for holding or carrying liquids or solids; a pail. (noun)
  • The amount that a bucket can hold: One bucket of paint will be enough for the ceiling. (noun)
  • A unit of dry measure in the U.S. Customary System equal to 2 pecks (17.6 liters). See Table at measurement. (noun)
  • A receptacle on various machines, such as the scoop of a power shovel or the compartments on a water wheel, used to gather and convey material. (noun)
  • Basketball A basket. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "bucket" in a sentence
  • "Upload the bundle to a bucket on S3: ec2-upload-bundle \ - b $bucket \ - m/mnt/$prefix. manifest.xml \ - a $AWS_ACCESS_KEY_ID \ - s"
  • "The bonuses are a drop in the bucket, but the bucket is as big as the country and it will never be filled."
  • "Invariably, the other goats who want to get back to the grain bucket try to storm their way in."