What does basket mean?

Definitions for basket
ˈbæs kɪt, ˈbɑ skɪtbas·ket

This dictionary definitions page includes all the possible meanings, example usage and translations of the word basket.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. basket, handbasketnoun

    a container that is usually woven and has handles

  2. basket, basketfulnoun

    the quantity contained in a basket

  3. basket, basketball hoop, hoopnoun

    horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball

  4. basket, field goalnoun

    a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop


  1. basketnoun

    A lightweight container, generally round, open at the top, and tapering toward the bottom.

    A basket of fake fruit adorned the table.

  2. basketnoun

    A wire or plastic container similar in shape to a basket, used for carrying articles for purchase in a shop.

  3. basketnoun

    In an online shop, a notional place to store items before ordering them.

  4. basketnoun

    A circular hoop, from which a net is suspended, which is the goal through which the players try to throw the ball.

    The point guard drove toward the basket.

  5. basketnoun

    The act of putting the ball through the basket, thereby scoring points.

    The last-second basket sealed the victory.

  6. basketnoun

    The game of basketball.

    Let's play some basket.

  7. basketnoun

    A dance movement in some line dances, where men put their arms round the women's lower backs, and the women put their arms over the mens' shoulders, and the group (usually of four, any more is difficult) spins round, which should result in the women's feet leaving the ground.

  8. basketnoun

    genitals (UK)

  9. basketverb

    To place in a basket or in baskets.

  10. Etymology: From bascat, from bascauda from Gaulish word, of unknown earlier origin.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Basketnoun

    Etymology: basged, Welch; bascauda, Lat.

    Barbara depictis venit bascauda Britannis. Martial.].

    Here is a basket; he may creep in, and throw foul linen upon him, as if going to bucking. William Shakespeare, Merry Wives of Winds.

    Thus while I sung, my sorrows I deceiv’d,
    And bending osiers into baskets weav’d. Dryden.

    Poor Peg was forced to go hawking and peddling; now and then carrying a basket of fish to the market. John Arbuthnot, J. Bull.


  1. Basket

    A basket is a container that is traditionally constructed from stiff fibers and can be made from a range of materials, including wood splints, runners, and cane. While most baskets are made from plant materials, other materials such as horsehair, baleen, or metal wire can be used. Baskets are generally woven by hand. Some baskets are fitted with a lid, while others are left open on top.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Basketnoun

    a vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven

  2. Basketnoun

    the contents of a basket; as much as a basket contains; as, a basket of peaches

  3. Basketnoun

    the bell or vase of the Corinthian capital

  4. Basketnoun

    the two back seats facing one another on the outside of a stagecoach

  5. Basketverb

    to put into a basket


  1. Basket

    A basket is a container which is traditionally constructed from stiff fibres, which can be made from a range of materials, including wood splints, runners, and cane. While most baskets are made from plant materials, other materials such as horsehair, baleen, or metal wire can be used. Baskets are generally woven by hand. Some baskets are fitted with a lid, others are left open. The plant life available in a region affects the choice of material, which in turn influences the weaving technique. Rattan and other members of the Arecaceae or palm tree family, the thin grasses of temperate regions, and broad-leaved tropical bromeliads each require a different method of twisting and braiding to be made into a basket. The practice of basket making has evolved into an art. Artistic freedom allows basket makers a wide choice of colors, materials, sizes, patterns, and details.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Basket

    bas′ket, n. a vessel made of plaited twigs, rushes, or other flexible materials.—ns. Bas′ketful, as much as fills a basket; Bas′ket-hilt, the hilt of a sword with a covering wrought like basket-work to defend the hand from injury; Bas′ket-mak′er; Bas′ket-work, any structure of interlaced twigs or the like. [Prob. the L. bascauda; the W. basged is apparently borrowed from the English.]

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. basket

    In field-works, baskets or corbeilles are used, to be filled with earth, and placed by one another, to cover the men from the enemy's shot.

Rap Dictionary

  1. basketnoun

    Short for "basket case"

Editors Contribution

  1. basket

    A type of product created and designed in various colors, materials,mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles.

    The flower baskets are beautiful.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 25, 2020  

Suggested Resources

  1. Basket

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Surnames Frequency by Census Records


    According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Basket is ranked #115034 in terms of the most common surnames in America.

    The Basket surname appeared 152 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Basket.

    40.1% or 61 total occurrences were White.
    37.5% or 57 total occurrences were Black.
    15.1% or 23 total occurrences were of Hispanic origin.
    5.9% or 9 total occurrences were of two or more races.

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'basket' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4026

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'basket' in Nouns Frequency: #1993

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of basket in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of basket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of basket in a Sentence

  1. Mines Minister Ngoako Ramatlhodi:

    I had hoped we can reach a point where it says 'I promise to pay the bearer in platinum equivalent' to add to the basket, so we are looking at internal promotion.

  2. Leon Botstein:

    Marriage is the wastepaper basket of the emotions.

  3. Kaleo Paik:

    Traditionally the long and larger bones would be washed, wrapped in cloth and put in a funeral basket and buried.

  4. Christian LeBlanc:

    My girlfriend and I were exploring the island when we came across a couple elephants, for 50 cents, you could buy a basket of bananas to feed them, so we decided to get one.

  5. Grant Williams:

    Robert is a huge piece of what we do, but I thought we did a good job defensively, we've just got to do a better job putting the ball in the basket.

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