A container made of rigid material, often with a handle, used to carry liquids or small items.
* 1922 , (Virginia Woolf), (w, Jacob's Room) Chapter 1
- I need a bucket to carry the water from the well.
The amount held in this container.
- The crab was cool and very light. But the water was thick with sand, and so, scrambling down, Jacob was about to jump, holding his bucket in front of him, when he saw, stretched entirely rigid, side by side, their faces very red, an enormous man and woman.
A unit of measure equal to four gallons.
Part of a piece of machinery that resembles a bucket .
(slang) An old car that is not in good working order.
(basketball, informal) The basket.
- The horse drank a whole bucket of water.
(basketball, informal) A field goal.
- The forward drove to the bucket .
(variation management) A mechanism for avoiding the allocation of targets in cases of mismanagement.
(computing) A storage space in a hash table for every item sharing a particular key.
(informal, chiefly, plural) A large amount of liquid.
- ''We can't keep giving up easy buckets .
- It rained buckets yesterday.
- I was so nervous that I sweated buckets .
* (container) pail
* (piece of machinery) scoop, vane, blade
* (old car) banger, jalopy, rustbucket
, brain bucket
, bucket brigade
, bucket drive
, bucket of bolts
, bucket seat
, bucket shop
, kick the bucket
, leaky bucket
, light bucket
, token bucket
, two tears in a bucket
To place inside a bucket.
(informal) To rain heavily.
* It’s really bucketing down out there.
(informal) To travel very quickly.
* The boat is bucketing along.
(computing) To categorize (data) by splitting it into buckets, or groups of related items.
* 2002 , Nicolò Cesa-Bianchi, Masayuki Numao, Rüdiger Reischuk, Algorithmic Learning Theory: 13th International Conference (page 352)
* 2008 , Hari Mohan Pandey, Design Analysis and Algorithm (page 136)
- These candidates are then bucketed into a discretized version of the space of all possible lines.
- Thus, sorting each bucket takes O(1) times. The total effort of bucketing , sorting buckets, and concotenating(SIC) the sorted buckets together is O(n ).
* (rain heavily) chuck it down, piss down, rain cats and dogs
* (travel very quickly) hurtle, rocket, shoot, speed, whizz, book it
A bowl for washing, often affixed to a wall.
(geography) An area of land from which water drains into a specific river.
, author=Douglas Larson
, title=Runaway Devils Lake
, volume=100, issue=1, page=46
, passage=Devils Lake is where I began my career as a limnologist in 1964, studying the lake’s neotenic salamanders and chironomids, or midge flies. […] The Devils Lake Basin' is an endorheic, or closed, ' basin
covering about 9,800 square kilometers in northeastern North Dakota.}}
(geography) A rock formation scooped out by water erosion.
* (bowl) sink
* basin of attraction
* catchment basin
* Chad Basin
* drainage basin
* oceanic basin
* sedimentary basin
* Tarim Basin