Definition of Bucketful

1. Noun. The quantity contained in a bucket.

Exact synonyms: Bucket
Generic synonyms: Containerful
Derivative terms: Bucket

Definition of Bucketful

1. Noun. the quantity contained in a bucket ¹

2. Noun. (context: by extension) a large quantity ¹

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Definition of Bucketful


Lexicographical Neighbors of Bucketful

bucket brigade
bucket chemistry
bucket down
bucket hat
bucket list
bucket lists
bucket naked
bucket seat
bucket seats
bucket shop
bucket shops
bucketed down
bucketful (current term)
bucketing down
buckets down

Literary usage of Bucketful

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Belgravia by Mary Elizabeth Braddon (1873)
"Yes, sir, that we is; agoin' to 'ave a regler bucketful o' fish, and no mistake neither. I knowed it afore I roused up this mornin' and seed the way the ..."

2. British Manufacturing Industries by George Phillips Bevan, Bevan, George Phillips, 1829?-1889 (1876)
"If we dip a bucketful of water out of the sea, the water closes up and leaves ... If we pour a bucketful of water into the sea, it becomes at once common to ..."

3. Allan's Illustrated Edition of Tyneside Songs and Readings: With Lives by Thomas & George Allan (Firm) (1891)
"So he got a bucketful of rice and put it into the copper, filled it up with water, ... It boiled over, so he got a bucket and threw a bucketful overboard; ..."

4. Essentials of Economic Theory: As Applied to Modern Problems of Industry and by John Bates Clark (1907)
"A bucketful of water on the shore of Lake Superior is of no importance to the man who has it. If it were spilled on the sand, the man would have only to dip ..."

5. Special Report on Diseases of the Horse by United States Bureau of Animal Industry (1890)
"Be satisfied with dissolving one-half ounce of bicarbonate of potassium in every bucketful of water the animal will drink. It is well to keep a bucketful of ..."

6. Cassier's Magazine edited by [Anonymus AC02877163] (1909)
"When it seems clear that this has been well clone, the weight is again elevated and a second bucketful of concrete dropped in. The form is again pulled and ..."

7. Europe's Morning After by Kenneth Lewis Roberts (1921)
"That room cost 17 cents a day, and a bucketful of wood for the stove cost an additional ... Feeding one bucketful of wood into the stove was like feeding an ..."

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