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Meaning of BASKET

Pronunciation:  'baskit

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop
  2. [n]  a container that is usually woven and has handles
  3. [n]  horizontal hoop with a net through which players try to throw the basketball
  4. [n]  the quantity contained in a basket

BASKET is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: basketball hoop, basketful, field goal, handbasket, hoop
 See Also: breadbasket, bushel, bushel basket, container, containerful, creel, frail, goal, hamper, punnet, score, shopping basket, skep, wicker basket



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Bas"ket\, n. [Of unknown origin. The modern Celtic words
    seem to be from the English.]
    1. A vessel made of osiers or other twigs, cane, rushes,
       splints, or other flexible material, interwoven. ``Rude
       baskets . . . woven of the flexile willow.'' --Dyer.
    2. The contents of a basket; as much as a basket contains;
       as, a basket of peaches.
    3. (Arch.) The bell or vase of the Corinthian capital.
       [Improperly so used.] --Gwilt.
    4. The two back seats facing one another on the outside of a
       stagecoach. [Eng.] --Goldsmith.
    {Basket fish} (Zo["o]l.), an ophiuran of the genus
       {Astrophyton}, having the arms much branched. See
    {Basket hilt}, a hilt with a covering wrought like basketwork
       to protect the hand. --Hudibras. Hence,
    {Baskethilted}, a.
    {Basket work}, work consisting of plaited osiers or twigs.
    {Basket worm} (Zo["o]l.), a lepidopterous insect of the genus
       {Thyridopteryx} and allied genera, esp. {T.
       ephemer[ae]formis}. The larva makes and carries about a
       bag or basket-like case of silk and twigs, which it
       afterwards hangs up to shelter the pupa and wingless adult
  2. \Bas"ket\, v. t.
    To put into a basket. [R.]
Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of a basket symbolizes the material body. It also represents the things that you are holding onto.
Easton Bible Dictionary

There are five different Hebrew words so rendered in the Authorized Version: (1.) A basket (Heb. sal, a twig or osier) for holding bread (Gen. 40:16; Ex. 29:3, 23; Lev. 8:2, 26, 31; Num. 6:15, 17, 19). Sometimes baskets were made of twigs peeled; their manufacture was a recognized trade among the Hebrews.

(2.) That used (Heb. salsilloth') in gathering grapes (Jer. 6:9).

(3.) That in which the first fruits of the harvest were presented, Heb. tene, (Deut. 26:2, 4). It was also used for household purposes. In form it tapered downwards like that called _corbis_ by the Romans.

(4.) A basket (Heb. kelub) having a lid, resembling a bird-cage. It was made of leaves or rushes. The name is also applied to fruit-baskets (Amos 8:1, 2).

(5.) A basket (Heb. dud) for carrying figs (Jer. 24:2), also clay to the brick-yard (R.V., Ps. 81:6), and bulky articles (2 Kings 10:7). This word is also rendered in the Authorized Version "kettle" (1 Sam. 2:14), "caldron" (2 Chr. 35:13), "seething-pot" (Job 41:20).

In the New Testament mention is made of the basket (Gr. kophinos, small "wicker-basket") for the "fragments" in the miracle recorded Mark 6:43, and in that recorded Matt. 15:37 (Gr. spuris, large "rope-basket"); also of the basket in which Paul escaped (Acts 9:25, Gr. spuris; 2 Cor. 11: 33, Gr. sargane, "basket of plaited cords").

Thesaurus Terms
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