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bas·ket

 (băs′kĭt)
n.
1.
a. A container made of interwoven material, such as rushes or twigs.
b. The amount that a basket can hold.
2. An item resembling such a container in shape or function.
3. A usually open gondola suspended from a hot-air balloon.
4. A group of related things, such as financial securities or products in a specific market.
5. Basketball
a. Either of the two goals normally elevated ten feet above the floor, consisting of a metal hoop from which an open-bottomed circular net is suspended.
b. A field goal.
6. Sports A usually circular or star-shaped structure at the base of a ski pole, used to prevent the pole from sinking too deeply into the snow.

[Middle English, from Anglo-Norman, from Vulgar Latin *baskauta, of Celtic origin.]

bas′ket·ful′ n.

basket

(ˈbɑːskɪt)
n
1. a container made of interwoven strips of pliable materials, such as cane, straw, thin wood, or plastic, and often carried by means of a handle or handles
2. Also called: basketful the amount a basket will hold
3. something resembling such a container in appearance or function, such as the structure suspended from a balloon
4. (Basketball) basketball
a. an open horizontal metal hoop fixed to the backboard, through which a player must throw the ball to score points
b. a point or points scored in this way
5. a group or collection of similar or related things: a basket of currencies.
6. informal a euphemism for bastard1, bastard2
7. (Communications & Information) the list of items an internet shopper chooses to buy at one time from a website: add these items to your basket.
[C13: probably from Old Northern French baskot (unattested), from Latin bascauda basketwork holder, of Celtic origin]

bas•ket

(ˈbæs kɪt, ˈbɑ skɪt)

n.
1. a container made of twigs, rushes, or other flexible material woven together.
2. a container made of pieces of thin veneer, used for packing berries, vegetables, etc.
3. the amount contained in a basket; a basketful.
4. anything like a basket in shape or use: a wastepaper basket.
5. a group of similar or related things; unit; package: a basket of industrial stocks.
6. the car or gondola suspended beneath a balloon.
7.
a. the goal on a basketball court, consisting of an open net suspended from a metal hoop attached to a backboard.
[1250–1300; early Romance *baskauta < Latin bascauda basin]
bas′ket•like`, adj.

Basket

 A collection of various representative types, as for deriving an average.
Example: The value of the pound sterling may be averaged against a basket of currencies—The Times, 1984.

basket

The target for shooting the ball, consisting of a metal hoop with a loose, open string net hanging down. The basket is fixed to a backboard.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.basket - a container that is usually woven and has handlesbasket - a container that is usually woven and has handles
breadbasket - a basket for serving bread
bushel basket - a basket large enough to hold a bushel
container - any object that can be used to hold things (especially a large metal boxlike object of standardized dimensions that can be loaded from one form of transport to another)
creel - a wicker basket used by anglers to hold fish
frail - a basket for holding dried fruit (especially raisins or figs)
hamper - a basket usually with a cover
punnet - a small light basket used as a measure for fruits
shopping basket - a handbasket used to carry goods while shopping
skep - a large round wicker basket (used on farms)
wicker basket - a basket made of wickerwork
2.basket - the quantity contained in a basketbasket - the quantity contained in a basket  
containerful - the quantity that a container will hold
3.basket - horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketballbasket - horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball
basketball equipment - sports equipment used in playing basketball
goal - game equipment consisting of the place toward which players of a game try to advance a ball or puck in order to score points
4.basket - a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoopbasket - a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop
score - the act of scoring in a game or sport; "the winning score came with less than a minute left to play"

basket

noun wickerwork box, box, pannier, punnet, creel, trug a laundry basket
Translations
سَلّةسَلَّـه
koškošík
kurvringscoring
KorbBeachbasketballKober
kori
košarakorpakoš
kosár
karfa
かご
바구니
corbis
krepšinispintaspinti daiktaipintinė
grozs
koškošara
korg
ตระกร้า
rổ

basket

[ˈbɑːskɪt]
A. N
1. (big) → cesto m; (two-handled) → canasta f; (two-handled, for earth etc) → espuerta f; (= hamper) → canasta f; (= pannier) → sera f, serón m; [of balloon] → barquilla f
2. (Basketball) → canasta f
to score a basketencestar, meter una canasta
3. a basket of currencies (Econ) → una cesta de monedas (nacionales), una canasta de divisas (LAm)
B. CPD basket case N (= person) → chalado/a m/f, majareta mf (Sp) ; (= country, organization) → caso m perdido
basket chair Nsilla f de mimbre

basket

[ˈbɑːskɪt] n
(= container) → corbeille f; (with handle)panier m laundry basket, shopping basket
(SPORT)panier m

basket

n
Korb m; (for rolls, fruit etc) → Körbchen nt; a basket of eggsein Korb/Körbchen (voll) Eier; a basket of currenciesein Währungskorb m
(Basketball) → Korb m
(euph sl, = bastard) → Idiot m, → Blödmann m (inf)

basket

:
basketball
nBasketball m
basket case
n (sl)hoffnungsloser Fall
basket chair
nKorbsessel m
basket clause
n (Jur) → Generalklausel f
basketful
adj a basket of foodein Korb voll(er) Essen
basket-maker
nKorbmacher(in) m(f), → Korbflechter(in) m(f)

basket

:
basket weave
nLeinenbindung f
basketwork
nKorbflechterei f; (= articles)Korbarbeiten pl; a basket chairein Korbstuhl m

basket

[ˈbɑːskɪt] n (gen, bread basket, wastepaper basket) → cestino; (large) → cesto, cesta; (shopping basket) → cestino della spesa; (at supermarket) → cestello; (wicker basket) → paniere m (Basketball) → canestro

basket

(ˈbaːskit) noun
a container made of strips of wood, rushes etc woven together. She carried a large basket.
ˈbasketball noun
a game in which goals are scored by throwing a ball into a net on a high post.
adjective
a basketball court.
ˈbasketry noun
basketwork.
ˈbasketwork noun
articles made of plaited rushes etc.
adjective
a basketwork chair.

basket

سَلّة koš kurv Korb καλάθι canasto, cesto kori panier košara cesto かご 바구니 mand kurv kosz cesto корзина korg ตระกร้า sepet rổ 篮子
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She will be back soon, I think, so fry your cakes, and have everything ready," said Meg, looking over the presents which were collected in a basket and kept under the sofa, ready to be produced at the proper time.
Willy the saloon keeper's wife stood by the counter with a basket on her arm.
When I went downstairs in the morning, I found grandmother and Jake packing a hamper basket in the kitchen.
One of them began to kick and talk about a basket full of crabs.
A kindly eyed, sad woman with a basket on her knee smiled upon Andrews with the familiarity of an old acquaintance.
Attached to this back-bone, for something less than a third of its length, was the mighty circular basket of ribs which once enclosed his vitals.
My groom used to come every morning about six o'clock, and with him a little boy, who always had a covered basket with him.
The last time they had had a big basket with them and all their Christmas marketing to do--a roast of pork and a cabbage and some rye bread, and a pair of mittens for Ona, and a rubber doll that squeaked, and a little green cornucopia full of candy to be hung from the gas jet and gazed at by half a dozen pairs of longing eyes.
A tall, bony colored woman now entered the kitchen, bearing on her head a basket of rusks and hot rolls.
A man in armor always trusted to chance for his food on a journey, and would have been scandalized at the idea of hanging a basket of sandwiches on his spear.
I am glad," said Lady Middleton to Lucy, "you are not going to finish poor little Annamaria's basket this evening; for I am sure it must hurt your eyes to work filigree by candlelight.
One morning he was sitting in his usual place with his basket before him, waiting to be hired, when a tall young lady, covered with a long muslin veil, came up to him and said, "Pick up your basket and follow me.