basket

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noun bas·ket \ˈbas-kit, British also ˈbäs-\

Definition of basket

  1. 1 a :  a receptacle made of interwoven material (as osiers) b :  any of various lightweight usually wood containers c :  the quantity contained in a basket

  2. 2 :  something that resembles a basket especially in shape or use

  3. 3 a :  a net open at the bottom and suspended from a metal ring that constitutes the goal in basketball b :  a field goal in basketball

  4. 4 a :  an aggregate of values (as of selected currencies) the average of which serves as a monetary standard b :  a selection of financial instruments (as equities, futures, or options) the values of which reflect market fluctuations

  5. 5 :  a ring around the lower end of a ski pole that keeps the pole from sinking too deep in snow

basketlike

play \-ˌlīk\ adjective

Examples of basket in a sentence

  1. They brought their lunch in a picnic basket.

  2. His shot missed the basket completely.

Origin and Etymology of basket

Middle English, from Anglo-French; akin to Old French baschoue wooden vessel; both from Latin bascauda kind of basin, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish basc necklace — more at fascia


First Known Use: 14th century



BASKET Defined for English Language Learners

basket

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noun bas·ket \ˈbas-kit, British also ˈbäs-\

Definition of basket for English Language Learners

  • : a container usually made by weaving together long thin pieces of material

  • : the amount contained in a basket

  • basketball : a net hanging from a thin metal ring that the ball must go through in order to score points


BASKET Defined for Kids

basket

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noun bas·ket \ˈba-skit\

Definition of basket for Students

  1. 1 :  a container usually made by weaving together materials (as reeds, straw, or strips of wood)

  2. 2 :  the contents of a basket <a basket of berries>

  3. 3 :  a net hanging from a metal ring through which a ball is shot in basketball

  4. 4 :  a shot that scores in basketball

basketlike

\-ˌlīk\ adjective


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