- a container made of interwoven strips of pliable materials, such as cane, straw, thin wood, or plastic, and often carried by means of a handle or handles
- Also called: basketful the amount a basket will hold
- something resembling such a container in appearance or function, such as the structure suspended from a balloon
- an open horizontal metal hoop fixed to the backboard, through which a player must throw the ball to score points
- a point or points scored in this way
- a group or collection of similar of related things: a basket of currencies
a euphemism for bastard,
- the list of items an internet shopper chooses to buy at one time from a website: add these items to your basket
WordReference Random House Learner's Dictionary of American English © 2019
- a container made of flexible, woven material.
- anything like a basket in shape or use: a wastepaper basket.
- an open net hanging from a metal hoop in basketball.
- a container made of twigs, rushes, thin strips of wood, or other flexible material woven together.
- a container made of pieces of thin veneer, used for packing berries, vegetables, etc.
- the amount contained in a basket;
a basketful:to pick a basket of apples.
- anything like a basket in shape or use:He never empties my wastepaper basket.
- any group of things or different things grouped as a unit;
package deal:You can't buy the single stock; you have to take the basket--all companies, stocks and bonds.
- the car or gondola suspended beneath a balloon, as for carrying passengers or scientific instruments into the atmosphere.
- 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.
- Sporta score, counting two for a field goal and one for a free throw.
- SportAlso called snow ring. [Skiing.]a ring strapped to the base of a ski pole to limit penetration of the pole in the snow.
- Slang Terms(vulgar). the male genitals, esp. when outlined by a tight-fitting garment.
- British Celtic
- Latin bascauda basin, perh.
- early Romance *baskauta (
French dialect, dialectal bâchot, bachou wooden or interwoven vessel, Old High German baskiza box)
- Middle English basket(te) 1250–1300