What does basket mean?

Definitions for basket
ˈbæs kɪt, ˈbɑ skɪtbas·ket

Here are all the possible meanings 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.

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  

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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. Christopher Marsh-Bourdon:

    Concentration risk is something that is talked about internally, talked about in the regulatory community as a concern, putting all your eggs in one basket isn’t always the best approach.

  2. Kaleo Paik:

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

  3. Roger Healy:

    You probably need no more than 30 well-chosen stocks to have a diversified portfolio, but it is cheaper to buy a basket containing all 500 SP index stocks, so save time and money and buy the index.

  4. Tapas Strickland:

    The U.S. economy remains the least dirty t-shirt in the global laundry basket. The dollar was stronger across the board in response.

  5. Joey Brunk:

    I feel confident getting the ball on the block, it’s something I’ve done my whole life playing with my back to the basket and playing confident.

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