Basket meaning

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(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.

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A group of related things, such as financial securities or products in a specific market.
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(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.
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A usually open gondola suspended from a hot-air balloon.
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An item resembling such a container in shape or function.
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A container made of interwoven cane, rushes, strips of wood, etc. and often having a handle or handles.
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The amount that a basket will hold.
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Anything like a basket in shape or use.
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The structure hung from a balloon to carry personnel and equipment.
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A lightweight container, generally round, open at the top, and tapering toward the bottom.

A basket of fake fruit adorned the table.

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A wire or plastic container similar in shape to a basket, used for carrying articles for purchase in a shop.
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In an online shop, a notional place to store items before ordering them.
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(basketball) The act of putting the ball through the basket, thereby scoring points.

The last-second basket sealed the victory.

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The game of basketball.

Let's play some basket.

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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.
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(UK, slang) Genitals.
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(archaic) A protection for the hand on a sword or a singlestick; a guard of a bladed weapon.
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(ballooning) Where the pilot and passengers are.
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(architecture) The bell or vase of the Corinthian capital.

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To place in a basket or in baskets.
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Origin of basket

  • Middle English from Anglo-Norman from Vulgar Latin baskauta of Celtic origin

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Anglo-Norman bascat, from Latin bascauda (“kettle, table-vessel”) from Gaulish word of unknown earlier origin, possibly connected with fascis.

    From Wiktionary