What is basket?

  • (noun): Horizontal hoop with a net through which players try to throw the basketball.
    Synonyms: basketball hoop, hoop
    See also — Additional definitions below


A basket is a container which is traditionally constructed from stiff fibres, 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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Legadue Basket
... Legadue Basket or Lega2 Basket (English Basket League Two, Basket League2), is the second-highest division of professional club basketball in Italy ...
Liège Basket
... Liège Basket is a Belgian professional basketball club from Liège, Belgium ... Known as Belgacom Liège Basket for sponsorship reasons, The club competes in the Basketball League Belgium ...
Basket - Figurative and Literary Usage
... "Basket" is sometimes used as an adjective towards a person who is born out of wedlock ... "Basket" also refers to a bulge in a man's crotch ...
Spy Basket - Use
... Spy baskets were used on, among others, Schütte-Lanz and Zeppelin airships ... L 30) and LZ 72 (L 31) included the spy basket operating plant but the German Navy was no longer installing them at that time however a fish-shaped spy basket can be seen on photographs of ... After the war the Americans briefly experimented with a spy basket on the USS Akron ...

More definitions of "basket":

  • (noun): The quantity contained in a basket.
    Synonyms: basketful
  • (noun): A score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop.
    Synonyms: field goal
  • (noun): A container that is usually woven and has handles.
    Synonyms: handbasket

Famous quotes containing the word basket:

    Put all your eggs in the one basket and—WATCH THAT BASKET.
    Mark Twain [Samuel Langhorne Clemens] (1835–1910)

    For the mother who has opted to stay home, the question remains: Having perfected her role as a caretaker, can she abdicate control to less practiced individuals? Having put all her identity eggs in one basket, can she hand over the basket freely? Having put aside her own ambitions, can she resist imposing them on her children? And having set one example, can she teach another?
    Melinda M. Marshall (20th century)

    Warmest climes but nurse the cruelest fangs: the tiger of Bengal crouches in spiced groves of ceaseless verdure. Skies the most effulgent but basket the deadliest thunders: gorgeous Cuba knows tornadoes that never swept tame northern lands.
    Herman Melville (1819–1891)