basket /ˈbɑːskɪt/

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I. noun

1. a container used to hold or carry things, typically made from interwoven strips of cane or wire.

a shopping basket.
she dropped the letter into the waste-paper basket.
a laundry basket.
2. (also shopping basket) a facility on a website that records items selected by a customer for purchase until the transaction is completed

click on the order button to add a title to your basket.
3. a structure suspended from a hot-air balloon for carrying the crew, equipment, and ballast.
4.
[Finance] a group or range of currencies or investments

a basket of ten currencies.
5.
[Basketball] a net fixed on a hoop used as the goal.
6. a goal scored.
7.
(Brit.)
‹informal› euphemism for bastard (sense 2 of the noun).

you silly basket.
II. derivatives

basketful /ˈbɑːskɪtfʊl /
noun


– origin Middle English: from Old French basket, of unknown ultimate origin.

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