basket

basket
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

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Basket — Bas ket, v. t. To put into a basket. [R.] [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Basket — (engl., »Korb«), Reismaß in Niederbirma, seit 1872 = 38,836 Lit., für ungeschälten Reis 51–52, für Kargoreis mit noch 1/5 Paddy (ungeschältem) 68 Pfd. = 30,84 kg …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

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  • Basket — A basket is a container which is traditionally constructed from stiff fibres, often made of willow. [http://www.bluestem.ca/willows basketry.htm] . The top is either left open or the basket may be fitted with a lid.Historical usageWood, bamboo,… …   Wikipedia

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  • basket — basketlike, adj. /bas kit, bah skit/, n. 1. a container made of twigs, rushes, thin strips of wood, or other flexible material woven together. 2. a container made of pieces of thin veneer, used for packing berries, vegetables, etc. 3. the amount… …   Universalium

  • basket — 1. noun /ˈbɑːskɪt,ˈbɑːskət,bæskɪt/ a) A lightweight container, generally round, open at the top, and tapering toward the bottom. A basket of fake fruit adorned the table. b) A wire or plastic container similar in shape to a basket, used for… …   Wiktionary

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