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Definition of "basket" []

  • A container made of interwoven material, such as rushes or twigs. (noun)
  • The amount that a basket can hold. (noun)
  • An item resembling such a container in shape or function. (noun)
  • A usually open gondola suspended from a hot-air balloon. (noun)
  • A group of related things, such as financial securities or products in a specific market. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "basket" in a sentence
  • "Having made his heap of sand, inserted the mango-stone, and watered it, the juggler covered it with a large basket, and _put his hands under the basket_."
  • "The lettuce in the top of the basket is a big healthy thing that's already had trims, and the several and various flowers are doing extremely well, though not showing blooms yet."
  • "` ` Sometimes the basket is as big as the ocean, '' he said."