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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.

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
(Definition of basket from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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