Meaning of BASKET in English



Pronunciation: ' bas-kit, Brit also ' bäs-

Function: noun

Etymology: Middle English, from Anglo-French; akin to Old French baschoue wooden vessel; both from Latin bascauda kind of basin, of Celtic origin; akin to Middle Irish basc necklace ― more at FASCIA

Date: 14th century

1 a : a receptacle made of interwoven material (as osiers) b : any of various lightweight usually wood containers c : the quantity contained in a basket

2 : something that resembles a basket especially in shape or use

3 a : a net open at the bottom and suspended from a metal ring that constitutes the goal in basketball b : a field goal in basketball

4 a : an aggregate of values (as of selected currencies) the average of which serves as a monetary standard b : a selection of financial instruments (as equities, futures, or options) the values of which reflect market fluctuations

5 : a ring around the lower end of a ski pole that keeps the pole from sinking too deep in snow

– bas · ket · like \ - ˌ l ī k \ adjective

Merriam Webster Collegiate English Dictionary.      Merriam Webster - Энциклопедический словарь английского языка.