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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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. 
 
  2.  To  pour  over  from  a  bucket;  to  drench. 
 
  3.  To  ride  (a  horse)  hard  or  mercilessly. 
 
  4.  (Rowing)  To  make  or  cause  to  make  (the  recovery),  with  a 
  certain  hurried  or  unskillful  forward  swing  of  the  body. 
  [Eng.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Bucket  \Buck"et\,  n.  [OE.  boket;  cf  AS  buc  pitcher,  or  Corn. 
  buket  tub.] 
  1.  A  vessel  for  drawing  up  water  from  a  well  or  for 
  catching,  holding,  or  carrying  water,  sap,  or  other 
  liquids. 
 
  The  old  oaken  bucket,  the  iron-bound  bucket,  The 
  moss-covered  bucket,  which  hung  in  the  well 
  --Wordsworth. 
 
  2.  A  vessel  (as  a  tub  or  scoop)  for  hoisting  and  conveying 
  coal,  ore,  grain,  etc 
 
  3.  (Mach.)  One  of  the  receptacles  on  the  rim  of  a  water  wheel 
  into  which  the  water  rushes,  causing  the  wheel  to  revolve; 
  also  a  float  of  a  paddle  wheel. 
 
  4.  The  valved  piston  of  a  lifting  pump. 
 
  {Fire  bucket},  a  bucket  for  carrying  water  to  put  out  fires. 
 
 
  {To  kick  the  bucket},  to  die.  [Low] 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  bucket 
  n  1:  an  open-topped  and  roughly  cylindrical  vessel  [syn:  {pail}] 
  2:  the  quantity  contained  in  a  bucket  [syn:  {bucketful}] 
  v  1:  put  into  a  bucket 
  2:  carry  in  a  bucket 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Bucket 
  a  vessel  to  draw  water  with  (Isa.  40:15);  used  figuratively, 
  probably,  of  a  numerous  issue  (Num.  24:7). 
 




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