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The Definition of - basket (noun)

    noun
    1.
    a container made of twigs, rushes, thin strips of wood, or other flexible material woven together.
    2.
    a container made of pieces of thin veneer, used for packing berries, vegetables, etc.
    3.
    the amount contained in a basket; a basketful:
    to pick a basket of apples.
    4.
    anything like a basket in shape or use:
    He never empties my wastepaper basket.
    5.
    any group of things or different things grouped as a unit; a package; package deal:
    You can't buy the single stock; you have to take the basket—all companies, stocks and bonds.
    6.
    the car or gondola suspended beneath a balloon, as for carrying passengers or scientific instruments into the atmosphere.
    7.
    Basketball.
    1. an open net suspended from a metal rim attached to the backboard and through which the ball must pass in order for a player to score points.
    2. a score, counting two for a field goal and one for a free throw.
    8.
    Also called snow ring. Skiing. a ring strapped to the base of a ski pole to limit penetration of the pole in the snow.
    9.
    Slang: Vulgar. the male genitals, especially when outlined by a tight-fitting garment.

Word Example of - basket

    Example Sentences for basket

    "Then I'll pick out the ripest in the basket for you," said Irene, her voice trembling.

    I turned away, but, as I turned, my eyes happened to fall on her basket.

    She removed the basket from her arm and set it on the table.

    "A basket of plover's eggs," said the Headman of Half-a-Loaf.

    "I don't steal," said Willy, setting the basket on another stair.

    Come, then, she said, picking up her basket in one hand and extending the other to Wayne.

    Each guest takes one candy, and it is found that no two in one basket have the same colored ribbon.

    Yet he took it from the basket with something like reverence.

    And as I am pleased with you for being honest,” continued the little woman, “I shall give you some breakfast out of my basket.

    The basket danced inquiringly, tipped, and began to heave upward.

Word Origin & History of - basket

    Word Origin & History

    basket early 13c., from Anglo-Fr. bascat, from L. bascauda "kettle, table-vessel," origin obscure despite much speculation. Said by the Roman poet Martial to be from Celtic British and perhaps cognate with L. fascis "bundle, faggot," in which case it probably originally meant "wicker basket." But there is no evidence of such a word in Celtic unless later words in Irish and Welsh, counted as borrowings from English, are original.

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