Meaning of “basket” in the English Dictionary

"basket" in British English

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basketnoun [ C ]

uk /ˈbɑː.skɪt/ us /ˈbæs.kət/

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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(Definition of “basket” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"basket" in American English

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basketnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbæs·kɪt/

basket noun [ C ] (CONTAINER)

a container like a rounded box, often with a handle, which is used for carrying or storing things and made of woven strips of dried grass or other material, or the amount such a container holds:

a wicker basket
a wastepaper basket
a basket of flowers

basket noun [ C ] (GOAL)

(in the game of basketball) an open net hanging from a metal ring which players must throw the ball through to score, or a successful throw through the ring:

She made three baskets in a row.

(Definition of “basket” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)