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pail

a cylindrical vessel with a handle; a bucket: Fetch a pail of water.
Not to be confused with:
pale – pallid; light; feeble; weak: The patient looked pale and thin.

pail

 (pāl)
n.
1. A watertight cylindrical vessel, open at the top and fitted with a handle; a bucket.
2. The amount that a pail can hold.

[Middle English paile, probably from Old French paele, warming pan, perhaps from Latin patella, small pan; see paella.]

pail′ful′ n.

pail

(peɪl)
n
1. a bucket, esp one made of wood or metal
2. Also called: pailful the quantity that fills a pail
[Old English pægel; compare Catalan paella frying pan, paella]

pail

(peɪl)

n.
1. a container, usu. cylindrical, with a handle; bucket.
2. the amount filling a pail.
[before 1000; Middle English payle wooden container, Old English pægel wine container, liquid measure (compare Middle Dutch, Low German pegel half pint)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.pail - a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the toppail - a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
cannikin - a wooden bucket
dinner bucket, dinner pail - a pail in which a workman carries his lunch or dinner
dredging bucket - a bucket for lifting material from a channel or riverbed
kibble - an iron bucket used for hoisting in wells or mining
slop jar, slop pail - a large pail used to receive waste water from a washbasin or chamber pot
vessel - an object used as a container (especially for liquids)
water wheel, waterwheel - a wheel that rotates by direct action of water; a simple turbine
wine bucket, wine cooler - a bucket of ice used to chill a bottle of wine
2.pail - the quantity contained in a pail
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
Translations
دَلْوٌّسَطْل ماء
ведро
galleda
džberkbelík
spand
sankoämpäriparvi
vjedro
fata
バケツ
양동이
spainis
căldaregăleată
vedro
hink
ถัง

pail

[peɪl] Nbalde m, cubo m; (child's) → cubito m

pail

[ˈpeɪl] n (= bucket) → seau m

pail

nEimer m; (child’s) → Eimerchen nt

pail

[peɪl] nsecchio

pail

(peil) noun
a bucket. Fetch a pail of water.

pail

دَلْوٌّ kbelík spand Eimer κουβάς cubo sanko seau vjedro secchio バケツ 양동이 emmer spann wiadro balde ведро hink ถัง kova
References in classic literature ?
Some were small and dark-brown in color; those larger were of a dull tin color; but the really ripe ones were pails of bright tin that shone and glistened beautifully in the rays of sunshine that touched them.
The good-looking young woman in clogs, swinging the empty pails on the yoke, ran on before him to the well for water.
After Tess had settled down to her cow there was for a time no talk in the barton, and not a sound interfered with the purr of the milk-jets into the numerous pails, except a momentary exclamation to one or other of the beast requesting her to turn round or stand still.
He gathered the empty pails and cooking pots together and opened the door.
Then the men took some pails and went into the forest to search for a spring of water, and while they were gone Aunt Em said to Dorothy:
I was sent from the house, half a mile away, to carry to him a pail of beer.
Her dinner pail swung from her right hand, and she had a blissful consciousness of the two soda biscuits spread with butter and syrup, the baked cup-custard, the doughnut, and the square of hard gingerbread.
There was not only a foxey flavour in proof of it--there was smoke coming out of the broken pail that served as a chimney.
A FARMER'S daughter was carrying her Pail of milk from the field to the farmhouse, when she fell a-musing.
Straining up on his toes he raised the pail and pennies as high as his arms would let him.
Nutty was shambling through the garden with his pail, a bowed, shuffling pillar of gloom.
Jim came skipping out at the gate with a tin pail, and singing Buffalo Gals.