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basketnoun [C]

 us   /ˈbæs·kɪt/
  • basket noun [C] (CONTAINER)

a ​container like a ​roundedbox, often with a ​handle, which is used for ​carrying or ​storing things and made of ​wovenstrips of ​driedgrass or other ​material, or the ​amount such a ​containerholds: a ​wicker basket a wastepaper basket a basket of ​flowers
  • basket noun [C] (GOAL)

(in the ​game of ​basketball) an ​opennethanging from a ​metalring which ​players must ​throw the ​ball through to ​score, or a ​successfulthrow through the ​ring: She made three baskets in a ​row.
(Definition of basket from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)







"basket" in British English

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basketnoun [C]

uk   /ˈbɑː.skɪt/  us   /ˈbæs.kɪt/
  • basket noun [C] (CONTAINER)

B1 a ​lightcontainer, often with a ​handle, that is made of ​thinstrips of ​wood, ​metal, or ​plastictwisted together, used for ​carrying or ​storing things: a ​shopping/​picnic basket a ​wicker basket a ​laundry/​clothes basket the ​contents of a basket: We ​pickedlots of ​strawberries, but we'd ​eatenhalf 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 ​opennethanging from a ​metalring through which the ​playerstry to ​throw the ​ball to ​scorepoints for ​theirteam, or the ​successfulthrowing of the ​ball through the ​ring.
(Definition of basket from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “basket”
in Korean 바구니…
in Arabic سَلّة…
in Malaysian bakul…
in French panier…
in Russian корзина…
in Chinese (Traditional) 容器, 籃, 籠…
in Italian cesto, cestino, cestello…
in Turkish sepet, basketbolda sayı, basket…
in Polish koszyk, kosz…
in Spanish cesta, capazo…
in Vietnamese cái rổ…
in Portuguese cesta…
in Thai ตะกร้า…
in German der Korb…
in Catalan cistell, cabàs…
in Japanese バスケット, かご…
in Chinese (Simplified) 容器, 篮, 笼…
in Indonesian keranjang…
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