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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 ?
Rain is descending in pailfuls, and it is such a soaking kind of rain that--that you might catch cold from it, my darling, and the chill might go to your heart.
You drag me out of bed at some awful hour of the morning when a rational person would just be turning in; you send me across country to fetch pailfuls of water when I'm feeling like a corpse; and on top of that you expect me to behave like a drum-major!'
The minute I've taken you home, I'll pour a couple of pailfuls of water over my head in the gutter here, and then I shall be all right.
Tod fetched a large heavy pailful of water from the spring, and staggered with it through the kitchen into his bedroom.