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 for bucket
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
        [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.
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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
        [1913 Webster]
              The old oaken bucket, the iron-bound bucket,
              The moss-covered bucket, which hung in the well.
        [1913 Webster]
     2. A vessel (as a tub or scoop) for hoisting and conveying
        coal, ore, grain, etc.
        [1913 Webster]
     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.
        [1913 Webster]
     4. The valved piston of a lifting pump.
        [1913 Webster]
     5. (Mach.) one of vanes on the rotor of a turbine.
     6. (Mach.) a bucketfull.
     Fire bucket, a bucket for carrying water to put out fires.
     To kick the bucket, to die. [Low]
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top [syn:
           bucket, pail]
      2: the quantity contained in a bucket [syn: bucket,
      v 1: put into a bucket
      2: carry in a bucket

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  73 Moby Thesaurus words for "bucket":
     argosy, bail, bark, barrel, be caught short, be short, belong,
     boat, bottom, bucketshop, calaboose, can, clink, cooler, craft,
     cup, decant, deposit margin, dip, dish, dish out, dish up, fly,
     fork, go long, hasten, highball, hold on, hooker, hoosegow, hulk,
     hull, hustle, jug, keel, ladle, leviathan, lockup, make a killing,
     make a scoop, margin up, miss the market, operate,
     overstay the market, packet, pail, play the market, plunge, pokey,
     pour, prison, pyramid, run, rush, scalp, scoop, scoop the market,
     scuttle, ship, shovel, spade, speculate, speed, spoon, stag,
     stag the market, take a flier, trade on margin, tub, venture,
     vessel, watercraft, whiz

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

     a vessel to draw water with (Isa. 40:15); used figuratively,
     probably, of a numerous issue (Num. 24:7).

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