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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bucket \Buck"et\, verb (used with an object) [imp. & p. p. {Bucketed}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Bucketing}.]

1. To draw or lift in, or as if in, buckets; as, to bucket water. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. To pour over from a bucket; to drench. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

3. To ride (a horse) hard or mercilessly. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

4. (Rowing) To make, or cause to make (the recovery), with a certain hurried or unskillful forward swing of the body. [Eng.] [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]:

Bucket \Buck"et\, noun [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.

5. (Mach.) one of vanes on the rotor of a turbine. [PJC]

6. (Mach.) a {bucketfull}. [PJC]

{Fire bucket}, a bucket for carrying water to put out fires.

{To kick the bucket}, to die. [Low]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

bucket

noun

1: a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top [syn: {bucket}, {pail}]

2: the quantity contained in a bucket [syn: {bucket}, {bucketful}]

verb

1: put into a bucket

2: carry in a bucket


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