A bucket is a round metal or plastic container with a handle attached to its sides. Buckets are often used for holding and carrying water.
We drew water in a bucket from the well outside the door...
The girls happily played in the sand and sea with buckets and spades.
Buckets or bucket-loads of something means a large amount of it.
They obviously have buckets of confidence...
They didn't exactly sell bucket-loads of records the first time around.
If someone cries buckets, they cry a lot because they are very upset. If it rains buckets, it rains a lot.
He was weeping buckets...
The rain was still coming down in buckets when we went back out.
If you say that someone has kicked the bucket, you mean that they have died.