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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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  • How to Create the Ultimate Easter Basket
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  • China not quite ready for IMF currency basket, U.S. says
    The United States feels China's yuan does not yet meet the standards for inclusion in the International Monetary Fund's basket of global currencies, Treasury Secretary Jack Lew said on Tuesday. The yuan's inclusion in the basket, which defines the value of the IMF's reserve assets, would add to China's global status while encouraging more centr Read more on this news related to 'Basket'
  • Basket - NBA: Spurs burn Heat in rematch of last year's final
    - Defending champions San Antonio Spurs returned to Miami for the first time since last year's NBA Finals and delivered a 95-81 defeat to the struggling Heat. Kawhi Leonard scored a game-high 22 points and grabbed nine rebounds while French guard Tony Parker added 16 points and five assists. The 14th win in 17 games for the Spurs boosted San Antonio to 48-26 o Read more on this news related to 'Basket'

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