- a container made of interwoven cane, rushes, strips of wood, etc. and often having a handle or handles
- the amount that a basket will hold
- anything like a basket in shape or use
- the structure hung from a balloon to carry personnel and equipment
- the goal, consisting of a round, open net hanging from a metal ring attached to a raised backboard
- field goal
- a selected group of goods, currencies, etc. whose value is used as an index or standard
- a large group of stocks in the same proportions as those of a stock index: used in program trading
Origin of basketMiddle English from uncertain or unknown; perhaps
- a. A container made of interwoven material, such as rushes or twigs.b. The amount that a basket can hold.
- An item resembling such a container in shape or function.
- A usually open gondola suspended from a hot-air balloon.
- A group of related things, such as financial securities or products in a specific market.
- Basketball a. Either of the two goals normally elevated ten feet above the floor, consisting of a metal hoop from which an open-bottomed circular net is suspended.b. A field goal.
- Sports A usually circular or star-shaped structure at the base of a ski pole, used to prevent the pole from sinking too deeply into the snow.
Origin of basketMiddle English from Anglo-Norman from Vulgar Latin baskauta of Celtic origin
hot air ballooning
- A lightweight container, generally round, open at the top, and tapering toward the bottom.
- A basket of fake fruit adorned the table.
- A wire or plastic container similar in shape to a basket, used for carrying articles for purchase in a shop.
- In an online shop, a notional place to store items before ordering them.
- (basketball) 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.
- (basketball) The act of putting the ball through the basket, thereby scoring points.
- The last-second basket sealed the victory.
- The game of basketball.
- Let's play some basket.
- 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.
- (UK, slang) Genitals.
- (archaic) A protection for the hand on a sword or a singlestick; a guard of a bladed weapon.
- A singlestick with a basket hilt.
- (ballooning) Where the pilot and passengers are.
- (architecture) The bell or vase of the Corinthian capital.
(third-person singular simple present baskets, present participle basketing, simple past and past participle basketed)
- To place in a basket or in baskets.