Definitions for: Basket

[n] a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop
[n] a container that is usually woven and has handles
[n] horizontal hoop with a net through which players try to throw the basketball
[n] the quantity contained in a basket

Webster (1913) Definition: 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["o]l.), an ophiuran of the genus
Astrophyton, having the arms much branched. See

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["o]l.), a lepidopterous insect of the genus
Thyridopteryx and allied genera, esp. {T.
ephemer[ae]formis}. 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

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

Synonyms: basketball hoop, basketful, field goal, handbasket, hoop

See Also: breadbasket, bushel, bushel basket, container, containerful, creel, frail, goal, hamper, punnet, score, shopping basket, skep, wicker basket

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