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Definition of Basket

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type of container used for carrying goods (usually made from interwoven straw, cane, wood, etc.); contents of a basket, things in a basket, basketful, amount that a basket contains; (Basketball) net fixed on a hoop and to the backboard used as the goal, goal scored; group or collection of related things
Basket Definition from Arts & Humanities Dictionaries & Glossaries
English-Latin Online Dictionary
Basket Definition from Language, Idioms & Slang Dictionaries & Glossaries
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
(v. t.)
To put into a basket.
The two back seats facing one another on the outside of a stagecoach.
The contents of a basket; as much as a basket contains; as, a basket of peaches.
The bell or vase of the Corinthian capital.
A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes, splints, or other flexible material, interwoven.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913), edited by Noah Porter. About
hEnglish - advanced version

\bas"ket\, v. t. to put into a basket. [r.]
\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."
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.]
4. the two back seats facing one another on the outside of a stagecoach. [eng.]
fish (zo?l.), an ophiuran of the genus astrophyton, having the arms much branched. see astrophyton.
hilt, a hilt with a covering wrought like basketwork to protect the hand. hence,

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The Phrase Finder
An infirm or feeble person, unable to fend for themselves.
Originally a soldier who had lost his arms and legs and had to be conveyed in a wicker wheelchair.
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Concise English-Irish Dictionary v. 1.1
ciseán, cliabh, otherwise: bascaed
English Phonetics
JM Welsh <=> English Dictionary
Basg = n. plaiting, basket work
Basged = n. a basket
Basgedwr = n. a basket maker
Bwt = n. a hole; a button hole; a dung cart; a basket placed in a stream
Cawell = n. a hamper, a basket
Cest = n. a receptacle; narrow-mouthed basket
Gwanc = a frail; a basket; voracity
Gwragen = n. a rib of a tilt, or basket
Maned = n. a hand basket
Ysporthen = n. a basket, a pannier
Australian Slang
someone on the edge of mental collapse
imaginary basket in which papers coming into an office are placed if the recipient finds them difficult and wishes to delay making a decision
English Slang Dictionary v1.2
a euphemism for a bastard
Lexicon of Thieves' Cant
criminal who sells items from door to door, but makes most of their living by stealing
WordNet 2.0

1. a container that is usually woven and has handles
(synonym) handbasket
(hypernym) container
(hyponym) breadbasket
2. the quantity contained in a basket
(synonym) basketful
(hypernym) containerful
3. horizontal hoop with a net through which players try to throw the basketball
(synonym) basketball hoop, hoop
(hypernym) goal
4. a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop
(synonym) field goal
(hypernym) score
Basket Definition from Business & Finance Dictionaries & Glossaries
Campbell R. Harvey's Hypertextual Finance Glossary
Applies to derivative products. Group of stocks that is formed with the intention of either being bought or sold all at once, usually to perform index arbitrage or a hedging program.
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Basket Definition from Social Science Dictionaries & Glossaries
Dream Dictionary
To dream of seeing or carrying a basket, signifies that you will meet unqualified success, if the basket is full; but empty baskets indicate discontent and sorrow.
Ten Thousand Dreams Interpreted, or "What's in a dream": a scientific and practical exposition; By Gustavus Hindman, 1910. For the open domain e-text see: Guttenberg Project
Basket Definition from Encyclopedia Dictionaries & Glossaries
English Wikipedia - The Free Encyclopedia
A basket is a container which is traditionally constructed from stiff fibers, which can be made from a range of materials, including wood splints, runners, and cane. While most baskets are made from plant materials, other materials such as horsehair, baleen, or metal wire can be used. Baskets are generally woven by hand. Some baskets are fitted with a lid, others are left open.

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Basket Definition from Entertainment & Music Dictionaries & Glossaries
English to Federation-Standard Golic Vulcan
ki'haf (anc.)
Basket Definition from Religion & Spirituality Dictionaries & Glossaries
Easton's Bible Dictionary
There are five different Hebrew words so rendered in the Authorized Version: (1.) A basket (Heb. sal, a twig or osier) for holding bread (Gen. 40:16; Ex. 29:3, 23; Lev. 8:2, 26, 31; Num. 6:15, 17, 19). Sometimes baskets were made of twigs peeled; their manufacture was a recognized trade among the Hebrews. (2.) That used (Heb. salsilloth') in gathering grapes (Jer. 6:9). (3.) That in which the first fruits of the harvest were presented, Heb. tene, (Deut. 26:2, 4). It was also used for household purposes. In form it tapered downwards like that called corbis by the Romans. (4.) A basket (Heb. kelub) having a lid, resembling a bird-cage. It was made of leaves or rushes. The name is also applied to fruit-baskets (Amos 8:1, 2). (5.) A basket (Heb. dud) for carrying figs (Jer. 24:2), also clay to the brick-yard (R.V., Ps. 81:6), and bulky articles (2 Kings 10:7). This word is also rendered in the Authorized Version "kettle" (1 Sam. 2:14), "caldron" (2 Chr. 35:13), "seething-pot" (Job 41:20). In the New Testament mention is made of the basket (Gr. kophinos, small "wicker-basket") for the "fragments" in the miracle recorded Mark 6:43, and in that recorded Matt. 15:37 (Gr. spuris, large "rope-basket"); also of the basket in which Paul escaped (Acts 9:25, Gr. spuris; 2 Cor. 11: 33, Gr. sargane, "basket of plaited cords").
Smith's Bible Dictionary

The Hebrew terms used in the description of this article are as follows: (1) Sal, so called from the twigs of which it was originally made, specially used for holding bread. (Genesis 40:16) ff. (Exodus 29:3,23; Leviticus 8:2,26,31; Numbers 6:15,17,19) (2) Salsilloth, a word of kindred origin, applied to the basket used in gathering grapes. (Jeremiah 6:9) (3) Tene, in which the first-fruits of the harvest were presented. (26:2,4) (4) Celub, so called from its similarity to a bird-cage. (5) Dud, used for carrying fruit, (Jeremiah 24:1,2) as well as on a larger scale for carrying clay to the brick-yard, (Psalms 81:6) (pots, Authorized Version), or for holding bulky articles. (2 Kings 10:7) In the New Testament baskets are described under three different terms.
Smith's Bible Dictionary (1884) , by William Smith. About
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary
a dog; a crow; a basket
a basket
Sallu, an exaltation; a basket
Hitchcock's Bible Names Dictionary (1869) , by Roswell D. Hitchcock. About