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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


  • Revere Market Basket Set to Open Sunday
    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 to open Revere store Oct. 26
    Market Basket will open its long-stalled Revere store on Oct. 26, according to a statement released today from the city’s mayor. “It has been a long, hard road to get our own Revere Market Basket open for our residents, but I’m sure it will all be worth the wait,” Mayor Daniel Rizzo said in a statement. “We have always believed, and continue to believe t Read more on this news related to 'Basket'
  • OPEC daily basket price closes lower
    Vienna, Oct 24 (IANS/WAM): The basket of 12 crude oils of the Organization of Petroleum Exporting Countries (OPEC) closed at $81.67 a barrel Thursday compared to $81.94 Wednesday, the OPEC Secretariat said. Read more on this news related to 'Basket'

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