Meaning of BASKET in English


transcription, транскрипция: [ ˈbas-kit, Brit also ]

ˈbäs- 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


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


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


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 -ˌlīk adjective

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.