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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 basketGeneral and miscellaneous containers the contents of a basket: We picked lots of strawberries, but we'd eaten half the basket by the time we got home.General and miscellaneous containers

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.Internet terminology and abbreviations

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.Basketball, netball and volleyballGeneral terms used in ball sports

basket noun [C] (GROUP)

a group of related things: the value of the pound against a basket of world currenciesGroups and collections of thingsVariety and mixtures
(Definition of basket from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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