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, 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

Wiktionary

  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.

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

  2. basket(Noun)

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

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

  3. basket(Noun)

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

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

  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.

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

  5. basket(Noun)

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

    The last-second basket sealed the victory.

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

  6. basket(Noun)

    The game of basketball.

    Let's play some basket.

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

  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.

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

  8. basket(Noun)

    genitals (UK)

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

  9. basket(Verb)

    To place in a basket or in baskets.

    Etymology: 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

Freebase

  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. basket(noun)

    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  

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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Numerology

  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. Chester County Rescue Task Force:

    The entry team quickly reached the victim, removed him from the manure and placed him in a stokes basket. He was removed to the outside and decontaminated and assessed by waiting EMS.

  2. Christian Aue:

    Nobody puts all eggs in one basket.

  3. Andy Murray:

    If you have a coach around it’s a lot easier to do basket drills or work on specific things, you can get constant feedback with what you’re doing.

  4. Washington University professor Danny Leipziger:

    I have no problem with the ECB adding rental or home-owners’ costs to its basket, but if I am concerned about house prices in Berlin or Madrid, asking the ECB to deal with it is not the right way.

  5. Claude Ehlinger:

    Dreyfus has been investing there for a long time. The secret is to make sure you don't have all your eggs in one basket.

Images & Illustrations of basket

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