Definition of “basket” - 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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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.

(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)