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Basket Meaning and Definition in Dictionary

Definitions from Wordnet 2.0


  • a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop
  • a container that is usually woven and has handles
  • horizontal hoop with a net through which players try to throw the basketball
  • the quantity contained in a basket

Definitions from Wiktionary


  • a container that is usually woven and has handles ,
  • the quantity contained in a basket ,
  • horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which players try to throw the basketball ,
  • a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop

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Basket Meaning and Definition in Wikipedia


A basket is a container. It is usually light.

Basket makers use a wide variety of materials to create a basket, such as bark, willow rods, leaves, wire, plastic, paper, and rope. There are three basic kinds of baskets—coiled, twined, or woven. A woven basket is made of spokes and weavers: the spokes run up and down and the weavers go over and under the spokes. A coiled basket is made by sewing rings of a fibrous material to the previous ring. Twined baskets have flexible weavers that are twined around the spokes in a variety of patterns.

Basketmaking is so old that it features in myths from various cultures. Baskets are used to carry babies, plants, fruit, cotton, and Easter eggs. Coroners once used a basket coffin to collect bodies, thus the expression "a basket case" which meant the person was dead.



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'Basket' example sentence in quotations


* Behold, the fool saith, Put not all thine eggs in the one basket, -- which is but a manner of saying, Scatter your money and your attention, but the wise man saith, Put all your eggs in the one basket and -- watch that basket. - Mark Twain

* Marriage is the wastepaper basket of the emotions. - Leon Botstein

* Take life one basket at a time. - Jackie Wilson


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Basket Sample Sentences in News


  • Timeline: The Summer of Market Basket
    Here’s the day-by-day of how employee protests to reinstate former Market Basket CEO Arthur T. Demoulas have evolved since he was fired on June 23. Read more on this news related to 'Basket'
  • Market Basket Expansion Begins Sunday With Revere Opening
    More than a year and a Shakespearean summer saga after construction was complete, the long-awaited Revere Market Basket store will open on Sunday morning. Read more on this news related to 'Basket'
  • Market Basket Saga Inspires Costume For Young Artie T. Supporter
    The story of the summer became a perfect costume for one young Market Basket supporter. Read more on this news related to 'Basket'

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