baskets

[bas┬Ěket]

A basket is a container made of woven straw or other material. You might keep your dirty clothes in a plastic laundry basket.

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A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven.

Noun
a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop

Noun
a container that is usually woven and has handles

Noun
horizontal hoop with a net through which players try to throw the basketball

Noun
the quantity contained in a basket


n.
A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven.

n.
The contents of a basket; as much as a basket contains; as, a basket of peaches.

n.
The bell or vase of the Corinthian capital.

n.
The two back seats facing one another on the outside of a stagecoach.

v. t.
To put into a basket.


Basket

Bas"ket , n. [Of unknown origin. The modern Celtic words seem to be from the English.] 1. A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven. "Rude baskets . . . woven of the flexile willow." Dyer. 2. The contents of a basket; as much as a basket contains; as, a basket of peaches. 3. (Arch.) The bell or vase of the Corinthian capital. [Improperly so used.] Gwilt. 4. The two back seats facing one another on the outside of a stagecoach. [Eng.] Goldsmith. Basket fish (Zo'94l.), an ophiuran of the genus Astrophyton, having the arms much branched. See Astrophyton. -- Basket hilt, a hilt with a covering wrought like basketwork to protect the hand. Hudibras. Hence, Baskethilted, a. -- Basket work, work consisting of plaited osiers or twigs. -- Basket worm (Zo'94l.), a lepidopterous insect of the genus Thyridopteryx and allied genera, esp. T. ephemer'91formis. The larva makes and carries about a bag or basket-like case of silk and twigs, which it afterwards hangs up to shelter the pupa and wingless adult females.

Basket

Bas"ket, v. t. To put into a basket. [R.]

A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven.

To put into a basket.

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Usage Examples

The waste basket is the writer's best friend.

After graduating from flares and platforms in the early 1970s, I started drama school wearing a pair of khaki dungarees with one of my Dad's Army shirts, accessorised by a cat's basket doubling as a handbag. Very Lady Gaga.

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Other Usage Examples

The way to become rich is to put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.

I hope we don't get to the point where we have to have the cat stop chasing the mouse to teach him glassblowing and basket weaving.

Poetry isn't a profession, it's a way of life. It's an empty basket you put your life into it and make something out of that.

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