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Pail

Pail appears in the following tongue twister:

  • Pail of ale aiding ailing Al's travails.
    (from India)

Pail appears in the following palindrome (phrase that reads the same backward as forward):

  • Dahlia petals aren’t raped in sadness: send a snide partner a slate pail had.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun pail:

pailbucket

The word pail is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun pail

What does pail mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: pails

  1. a roughly cylindrical vessel that is open at the top
  2. the quantity contained in a pail
    • lexical domain: Quantities - nouns denoting quantities and units of measure
    • synonym of pail: pailful
    • more generic word: containerful = the quantity that a container will hold

Alternative definition of the noun pail

noun

  1. A vessel of wood or tin, etc., usually cylindrical and having a handle -- used especially for carrying liquids, as water or milk, etc.; a bucket (sometimes with a cover).
  2. A company of wasps.

Place

Pail a.k.a. Iliamna Airport is a state-owned public-use airport located three nautical miles west of the central business district of Iliamna, in the Lake and Peninsula Borough of the U.S. state of Alaska.

Character

Pail is a fictional character from the 2000 film Blue's Big Musical Movie.

Miscellanea

Pail: A pail is a technical term, used in the shipping industry, to designate a type of cylindrical shipping container with a capacity of about 1 to 12 gal. It can have straight or slanted sides and usually has a handle or bail.

Phrases with Pail

  1. slop pail
  2. Slop-Pail
  3. Lunch Pail
  4. dinner pail

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Pail

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Google previewBulletin (1910)

by Vermont. State Board of Health

The small top milking pail is the biggest item there is in keeping milk which is clean physically and microscopically. We have...

Google previewDomestic Engineering and the Journal of Mechanical Contracting (1922)

The boy's arm is a suction pipe, the pail is the impeller throwing a stream, and the casing of the pump has been introduced to guide the stream in one particular direction to the discharge outlet. Crudely this is the story of the centrifugal pump.

Google previewCollected Works of Velimir Khlebnikov: Letters and theoretical writings (1987)

by Велимир Хлебников

and vedro [pail]. The otter is a creature of water and comes out of it, shaking itself off. A pail is a receptable containing a volume of water. Water protects ...

Google previewThe Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction (1837)

Containing Original Essays; Historical Narratives; Biographical Memoirs; Manners and Customs; Topographical Descriptions; Sketches and Tales; Anecdotes; Select Extracts from New and Expensive Works; Poetry, and Original and Selected; the Spirit of the Public Journals; Discoveries in the Arts and Sciences; New Facts in Natural History, &c by Thomas Byerly, John Timbs

The Ice Pail is an elegant vase; the pedestal having a wreath of oak round the foot, with branches upwards, forming two medallions, around which is an ocean-blue ground, with trellis-work of frosted gold, which, by the way, is the main ...

Google previewPersistent Object Systems (2012)

Proceedings of the Third International Workshop 10–13 January 1989, Newcastle, Australia by John Rosenberg, David Koch

PAIL is an intermediate language used as a target for compiler code generation. Appropriate back-ends then translate PAIL code into executable code. For systems with no machine language backends, and for portability purposes, an abstract ...

Google previewThe Parents Answer Book (2003)

From Birth Through Age Three by Parents' Magazine, Sally Lee

A covered diaper pail is an essential. Additional diapering supplies In addition to diapers, you'll need: • Ointments for preventing anoVor treating diaper rash. Talk to 12 ...

Google previewDomestic Engineering (1922)

The boy's arm is a suction pipe, the pail is the impeller throwing a stream, and the casing of the pump has been introduced to guide the stream in one particular direction to the discharge outlet. Crudely this is the story of the centrifugal pump.

Google previewCabins in the Laurel (2014)

by Muriel Earley Sheppard

A pail is a measure over peck size with a handle like a bucket. As yet there is little profiteering in woodcraft, and buying is along the simplest lines. The Woodys on Grassy Creek, who turn chairs on a lathe run by a water wheel when they are ...

Google previewFire and Water Engineering (1920)

The boy's arm is a suction pipe, the pail is the impeller throwing a stream. The casing of the pump has been introduced to guide the stream in one particular direction to the discharge outlet. ' Crudely this is the story of the centrifugal pump.

Google previewPresidential Campaigns, Slogans, Issues, and Platforms: The Complete Encyclopedia, 2nd Edition [3 volumes] (2012)

The Complete Encyclopedia by Robert North Roberts, Scott John Hammond, Valerie A. Sulfaro

Evoking the promise of material abundance, the most popular slogan of William McKinley's 1896 campaign for president was “McKinley and the Full Dinner Pail.” The “Full Dinner Pail” slogan was deployed by McKinley's campaign manager, ...

Google previewSafire's Political Dictionary (2008)

by William Safire

full dinner pail Symbol of prosperity, turn-of-the-century equivalent of a cornucopia, or horn of plenty; ...

Google previewAlberta Elders' Cree Dictionary (1998)

by Nancy LeClaire, George Cardinal, Emily Hunter

a pail. sikahahcikasiwin pi. sikahahcikasiwina (NI) A ritual bath, ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Asylum Therapeutics, 1750-1950s (2015)

by Mary De Young

The pail douche often was given just before bedtime, and its nightly administration over a period of two to three weeks was found particularly effective in easing the symptoms of melancholia and advanced dementia. It had a decidedly punitive ...

Google previewThe Cleaning Encyclopedia (2009)

Your A-to-Z Illustrated Guide to Cleaning Like the Pros by Don Aslett

Diaper Pails Unless you're a body-builder, never fill a diaper pail ...

Google previewMacmillan First Dictionary (1990)

by Judith S. Levey

A pail is round and open like a large can. It has a handle and might be made of metal, plastic, or wood. Jim filled the pail with water. A pails. permit / pharmacy permit Permit means to allow someone to.

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Old Fishing Lures (2011)

Made in North America by Robert A. Slade

They made a long line offishing accessories, but one of theirearly productions wasa FRABILL BAIT PAIL that was made of papermache with a stainlesssteel supportframe. This type of minnow bucket did not have a longlife expectancy butdid ...

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Do not count your chickens before they are hatched. (Aesop)
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Scrabble value of P3A1I1L1

The value of this 4-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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