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bas·ket

(băs′kĭt)
n. pl. baskets
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 baschet, basket, alteration (with substitution of the original ending by -et, noun suffix) of a word akin to French dialectal bâchot, pannier, and Old French baschoe, wooden or wicker container, both ultimately from Latin bascauda, a kind of basin, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish basc, neckband of beadwork, and Welsh baich, burden, load; further akin to Latin fascis, bundle.]

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
References in classic literature ?
Little Benjamin took one look, and then, in half a minute less than no time, he hid himself and Peter and the onions underneath a large basket.
When he was gone Durbeyfield walked a few steps in a profound reverie, and then sat down upon the grassy bank by the roadside, depositing his basket before him.
Suddenly, the stranger woman whom we have described, and who had, in the course of her work, come near enough to hear Tom's last words, raised her heavy black eyes, and fixed them, for a second, on him; then, taking a quantity of cotton from her basket, she placed it in his.
Also, by an afterthought, I stuffed Foulata's basket, which, except for one water-gourd and a little biltong, was empty now, with great quantities of the stones.
By the assistance of some rudely constructed machinery, the heavily laden basket was now carefully lowered down among the multitude; and, from the giddy pinnacle, the Romans were seen gathering confusedly round it; but owing to the vast height and the prevalence of a fog, no distinct view of their operations could be obtained.
She took up her basket and walked across the field, but it was some time before she got in the right direction for the stile.
Athos called Grimaud, pointed to a large basket which lay in a corner, and made a sign to him to wrap the viands up in the napkins.
Not for Dan the bother of filling his basket with the loose sprays, mingled with feathery elephant's-ears and trails of creeping spruce, as the rest of us, following the Story Girl's example, did.
She leaked fully, generously, overflowingly, all over - like a basket.
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.
At a distance they could see the curious procession moving toward the wharf--the lovers, shoulder to shoulder, creeping; the lady in black, gaining steadily upon them; old Monsieur Farival, losing ground inch by inch, and a young barefooted Spanish girl, with a red kerchief on her head and a basket on her arm, bringing up the rear.
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.