bucketful


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. 2010.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • 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 — 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) B …   English terms dictionary

  • 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 — buck·et·ful || bÊŒkɪtfÊŠl 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