What does basket mean?

Definitions for basket
ˈbæs kɪt, ˈbɑ skɪtbas·ket

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. basket, handbasket(noun)

    a container that is usually woven and has handles

  2. basket, basketful(noun)

    the quantity contained in a basket

  3. basket, basketball hoop, hoop(noun)

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

  4. basket, field goal(noun)

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


  1. basket(Noun)

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

    A basket of fake fruit adorned the table.

  2. basket(Noun)

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

  3. basket(Noun)

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

  4. basket(Noun)

    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. basket(Noun)

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

    The last-second basket sealed the victory.

  6. basket(Noun)

    The game of basketball.

    Let's play some basket.

  7. basket(Noun)

    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. basket(Noun)

    genitals (UK)

  9. basket(Verb)

    To place in a basket or in baskets.

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Basket(noun)

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

  2. Basket(noun)

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

  3. Basket(noun)

    the bell or vase of the Corinthian capital

  4. Basket(noun)

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

  5. Basket(verb)

    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.

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

How to pronounce basket?

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How to say basket in sign language?

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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. Jackie Wilson:

    Take life one basket at a time.

  2. Christian Aue:

    Nobody puts all eggs in one basket.

  3. Sheriff Bobby Guidroz:

    It went to hell in a hand basket from there.

  4. Police Corporal Chris Manseau:

    We never want to put all our eggs in one basket.

  5. Ancient Egyptian:

    A rotten fish spoils all the fish in the basket.

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