noun Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French; akin to Old French baschoue wooden vessel; both from Latin bascauda kind of basin, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish basc necklace — more at fascia Date: 14th century 1. a. a receptacle made of interwoven material (as osiers) b. any of various lightweight usually wood containers c. the quantity contained in a basket 2. something that resembles a basket especially in shape or use 3. a. a net open at the bottom and suspended from a metal ring that constitutes the goal in basketball b. a field goal in basketball 4. a. an aggregate of values (as of selected currencies) the average of which serves as a monetary standard b. a selection of financial instruments (as equities, futures, or options) the values of which reflect market fluctuations 5. a ring around the lower end of a ski pole that keeps the pole from sinking too deep in snow • basketlike adjective

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  • basket — ► NOUN 1) a container for holding or carrying things, made from interwoven strips of cane or wire. 2) Basketball a net fixed on a hoop, used as the goal. 3) a group, category, or range: a basket of currencies. ORIGIN Old French …   English terms dictionary

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