|Easton's Bible Dictionary|
A vessel to draw water with (Isaiah 40:15); used figuratively, probably, of a numerous issue (Numbers 24:7).
Noah Webster's Dictionary
1. (n.) A vessel for drawing up water from a well, or for catching, holding, or carrying water, sap, or other liquids.
2. (n.) A vessel (as a tub or scoop) for hoisting and conveying coal, ore, grain, etc.
3. (n.) One of the receptacles on the rim of a water wheel into which the water rushes, causing the wheel to revolve; also, a float of a paddle wheel.
4. (n.) The valved piston of a lifting pump.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
buk'-et (deli): The word is found only in Isaiah 40:15 Numbers 24:7, in the latter passage in a figurative use. The bucket was doubtless a waterskin with two cross-pieces at the top to fit it for use in drawing water, like those now in use in Palestine. The ordinary word for water-skin is a different one (no'dh).
Bucket (1 Occurrence)
Isaiah 40:15 Behold, the nations are like a drop in a bucket, and are regarded as a speck of dust on a balance. Behold, he lifts up the islands like a very little thing. (WEB KJV JPS ASV BBE DBY WBS YLT NAS RSV NIV)