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basket

noun [C] uk   /ˈbɑː.skɪt/ us    /ˈbæs.kɪt/

basket noun [C] (CONTAINER)

B1 a light container, often with a handle, that is made of thin strips of wood, metal, or plastic twisted together, used for carrying or storing things: a shopping/picnic basket a wicker basket a laundry/clothes basket the contents of a basket: We picked lots of strawberries, but we'd eaten half the basket by the time we got home.
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basket noun [C] (INTERNET)

a place on a website where you collect things you plan to buy from the website: There are four items in your basket.

basket noun [C] (BASKETBALL)

In the game of basketball, a basket is an open net hanging from a metal ring through which the players try to throw the ball to score points for their team, or the successful throwing of the ball through the ring.

basket noun [C] (GROUP)

a group of related things: the value of the pound against a basket of world currencies
Translations of “basket”
in Korean 바구니…
in Arabic سَلّة…
in French panier…
in Turkish sepet, basketbolda sayı, basket…
in Italian cesto, cestino, cestello…
in Chinese (Traditional) 容器, 籃, 籠…
in Russian корзина…
in Polish koszyk, kosz…
in Spanish cesta, capazo…
in Portuguese cesta…
in German der Korb…
in Catalan cistell, cabàs…
in Japanese バスケット, かご…
in Chinese (Simplified) 容器, 篮, 笼…
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