ETYM Old Eng. boket; cf. AS. buc pitcher, or Corn. buket tub.
1. An open-topped and roughly cylindrical vessel; SYN. pail.
2. The quantity contained in a bucket; SYN. bucketful.
Something that holds things, especially for transport or storage.
ETYM AS. crybb; akin to OS. kribbja, Dutch krib, kribbe, Dan. krybbe, German krippe, and perh. to Mid. High Germ. krebe basket, G, korb, and Eng. rip a sort of wicker basket.
Child's bed with high sides; SYN. cot.
ETYM French réceptacle, Latin receptaculum, from receptare, v. intens. from recipere to receive. Related to Receive.
1. A container that is used to put or keep things in.
2. An electrical (or electronic) fitting that is connected to a source of power and equipped to receive an insert.
3. Enlarged tip of a stem that bears the floral parts.
The enlarged end of a flower stalk to which the floral parts are attached. Normally the receptacle is rounded, but in some plants it is flattened or cup-shaped. The term is also used for the region on that part of some seaweeds which becomes swollen at certain times of the year and bears the reproductive organs.
ETYM Latin repositorium, repostorium: cf. Old Fren. repositoire.
1. A burial vault (usually for some famous person); SYN. monument.
2. A person to whom a secret is entrusted; SYN. secretary.
Side altar in Catholic church.
Sinonimi: artificial lake
ETYM French réservoir, from Late Lat. reservatorium. Related to Reservatory.
1. A lake used to store water for community use; SYN. artificial lake.
2. A large or extra supply of something.
3. A tank used for collecting and storing a liquid (as water or oil).
Sinonimi: storage tank | tankful
ETYM Portu. tanque, Latin stangum a pool; or perhaps of East Indian origin. Related to Stank.
1. A large (usually metallic) container for holding gases or liquids; SYN. storage tank.
2. As much as a tank will hold; SYN. tankful.