See also: básket

English edit

 
A tray and three wicker baskets.

Etymology edit

From Middle English basket, from Anglo-Norman bascat, of obscure origin.

One theory is that it derives from Late Latin bascauda (kettle, table-vessel), from Proto-Brythonic (in Breton baskodenn), from Proto-Celtic *baskis (bundle, load), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰask- (bundle). Related to Latin fascis (bundle, package, load). Doublet of fasces.

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basket (countable and uncountable, plural baskets)

  1. A lightweight container, generally round, open at the top, and tapering toward the bottom.
    A basket of fake fruit adorned the table.
    1. (by extension) A bed for a cat.
  2. A wire or plastic container similar in shape to a basket, used for carrying articles for purchase in a shop.
  3. (Internet) In an online shop, a listing of a customer's chosen items before they are ordered.
  4. (figurative) A set or collection of intangible things.
    • 2004, Gichinga Ndirangu, Heinrich Böll Foundation (Nairobi, Kenya), An African civil society action toward WTO 2003 (page 16)
      The basket of issues that developing countries had vigorously wanted addressed such as agriculture, SANDD and implementation-related issues were given scant attention by developed countries for most part of the conference.
  5. (basketball) A circular hoop, from which a net is suspended, which is the goal through which the players try to throw the ball.
    The point guard drove toward the basket.
  6. (basketball) The act of putting the ball through the basket, thereby scoring points.
    The last-second basket sealed the victory.
  7. (uncountable) The game of basketball.
    Let's play some basket.
  8. A dance movement in some line dances, where men put their arms round the women's lower backs, and the women put their arms over the men's shoulders, and the group (usually of four, any more is difficult) spins round, which should result in the women's feet leaving the ground.
  9. (LGBT, slang) The penis and region surrounding it.[1]
  10. (slang) The bulge of the penis seen through clothing.
  11. (obsolete) In a stage-coach, two outside seats facing each other.
    • 1773, Oliver Goldsmith, She Stoops to Conquer:
      In my time, the follies of the town crept slowly among us, but now they travel faster than a stage-coach. Its fopperies come down not only as inside passengers, but in the very basket.
  12. (archaic) A protection for the hand on a sword or a singlestick; a guard of a bladed weapon.
    1. A singlestick with a basket hilt.
  13. (ballooning) The gondola or wicker basket suspended from the balloon, in which the pilot and passengers travel.
    • 2013 June 7, David Simpson, “Fantasy of navigation”, in The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 26, page 36:
      Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.
  14. (architecture) The bell or vase of the Corinthian capital.
    • 1832, Edward Hall, Civil Architecture:
      Thus the capital of the Corinthian column always resembles a deep narrow basket covered with a tile, and completely surrounded by foliage
  15. (informal, euphemistic) Bastard.
    Wait till I catch you, you little basket!
  16. (military, aircraft) A drogue (or para-drogue) in the probe-and-drogue refueling method
    Don't smoosh the basket.

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basket (third-person singular simple present baskets, present participle basketing, simple past and past participle basketed)

  1. (transitive) To place in a basket or baskets.
  2. (transitive, publishing) To cross-collateralize the royalty advances for multiple works so that the creator is not paid until all of those works have achieved a certain level of success.
    • 1974, Publishers Weekly, volume 206, numbers 1-14, page 70:
      Foreign language paperback, serial and book club would be basketed together in a 50/50 subsidiary rights clause.
    • 1981, Thomas Whiteside, The Blockbuster Complex:
      It may very well be that such "basketing" of hardcover, paperback, movie, and other rights within the divisions of []

References edit

  1. ^ A. F. Niemoeller, "A Glossary of Homosexual Slang," Fact 2, no. 1 (Jan-Feb 1965): 25

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Cebuano edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English basket, from Anglo-Norman bascat, from Late Latin bascauda (kettle, table-vessel), from Common Brittonic, from Proto-Celtic *baski (bundle, load), from Proto-Indo-European *bʰask- (bundle).

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: bas‧ket
  • IPA(key): /ˈbasket/, [ˈbas̪.kɪt̪]

Noun edit

basket

  1. basket

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basket

  1. to play basketball

Quotations edit

For quotations using this term, see Citations:basket.

Danish edit

Etymology edit

Pseudo-anglicism, a shortening of English basketball.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /baːskət/, [ˈb̥ɑːsɡ̊əd̥]

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basket c (indeclinable)

  1. basketball (the sport)

Dutch edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English basket.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbɑs.kət/, [ˈbɑ(ː)s.kət], /ˈbaːs.kət/
  • (file)
  • Hyphenation: bas‧ket

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basket m (plural baskets)

  1. (basketball) basket (the goal in basketball)

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Pronunciation edit

Etymology 1 edit

Pseudo-anglicism, a shortening of English basketball.

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basket m (plural basket)

  1. (colloquial) basketball
    Synonyms: basket-ball, (Canada) ballon-panier

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basket f (plural baskets)

  1. (Europe, especially in plural) sneaker (US), trainer (UK)
    Synonym: tennis
    On y va dès que tout le monde a fini de mettre ses baskets.
    We'll go once everyone has put on their trainers.
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Indonesian edit

 
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Etymology edit

Pseudo-anglicism, a shortening of English basketball.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /bas.ˈkɛt̚/
  • Hyphenation: bas‧kèt

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baskèt (first-person possessive basketku, second-person possessive basketmu, third-person possessive basketnya)

  1. (sports) basketball.
    1. The particular kind of ball used in the sport of basketball.
    2. A sport in which two opposing teams of five players strive to put a ball through a hoop.

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Italian edit

Etymology edit

Pseudo-anglicism, a shortening of English basketball.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈba.sket/
  • Rhymes: -asket
  • Hyphenation: bà‧sket

Noun edit

basket m (invariable)

  1. basketball
    Synonym: pallacanestro

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Middle English edit

Alternative forms edit

Etymology edit

From Anglo-Norman bascat, possibly from Late Latin bascauda.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /ˈbaskɛt/, /ˈbaskət/

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basket (plural baskettes)

  1. A basket (a woven container)
  2. (rare) The amount that fits in a basket.

Descendants edit

  • English: basket
  • Scots: basket
  • Yola: baskaate, baskeat

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Spanish edit

Etymology edit

Pseudo-anglicism, a shortening of English basketball.

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basket m (uncountable)

  1. Misspelling of básket.

Swedish edit

Etymology edit

Pseudo-anglicism, a shortening of English basketball.

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basket c (uncountable)

  1. basketball (the sport)
    Synonym: (less common) basketboll

Declension edit

Declension of basket 
Uncountable
Indefinite Definite
Nominative basket basketen
Genitive baskets basketens

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Tagalog edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English basket.

Pronunciation edit

  • Hyphenation: bas‧ket
  • IPA(key): /ˈbasket/, [ˈbas.kɛt]

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basket (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜐ᜔ᜃᜒᜆ᜔)

  1. basket
    Synonym: sesta
    Hyponyms: see Thesaurus:basket
    1. shopping basket
    2. wastebasket
    3. (basketball) basket (circular hoop from which a net is suspended)
  2. (slang) rejection; disapproval; nonacceptance (in a submission, courtship, etc.)

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Adjective edit

basket (Baybayin spelling ᜊᜐ᜔ᜃᜒᜆ᜔)

  1. (slang) disapproved; rejected (in a submission, courtship, etc.)

Further reading edit

  • basket”, in Pambansang Diksiyonaryo | Diksiyonaryo.ph, Manila, 2018

Tok Pisin edit

Etymology edit

From English basket.

Noun edit

basket

  1. basket

Turkish edit

Etymology edit

Borrowed from English basket.

Pronunciation edit

  • IPA(key): /basˈcet/
  • Hyphenation: bas‧ket

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basket (definite accusative basketi, plural basketler)

  1. basket (basketball: act of putting the ball through the basket)
  2. basketball (the sport)
    Synonym: basketbol

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