Crossword clues for basket
Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Receptacle \Re*cep"ta*cle\ (r[-e]*s[e^]p"t[.a]*k'l), n. [F. r['e]ceptacle, L. receptaculum, fr. receptare, v. intens. fr. recipere to receive. See Receive.]
O sacred receptacle of my joys!
The apex of the flower stalk, from which the organs of the flower grow, or into which they are inserted. See Illust. of Flower, and Ovary.
The dilated apex of a pedicel which serves as a common support to a head of flowers.
An intercellular cavity containing oil or resin or other matters.
A special branch which bears the fructification in many cryptogamous plants.
Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
early 13c., from Anglo-French bascat, origin obscure despite much speculation. On one theory from Latin bascauda "kettle, table-vessel," said by the Roman poet Martial to be from Celtic British and perhaps cognate with Latin fascis "bundle, faggot," in which case it probably originally meant "wicker basket." But OED frowns on this, and there is no evidence of such a word in Celtic unless later words in Irish and Welsh, counted as borrowings from English, are original.
n. 1 A lightweight container, generally round, open at the top, and tapering toward the bottom. 2 A wire or plastic container similar in shape to a basket, used for carrying articles for purchase in a shop. 3 In an online shop, a notional place to store items before ordering them. 4 (context basketball English) A circular hoop, from which a net is suspended, which is the goal through which the players try to throw the ball. 5 (context basketball English) The act of putting the ball through the basket, thereby scoring points. 6 The game of basketball. 7 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 mens' shoulders, and the group (usually of four, any more is difficult) spins round, which should result in the women's feet leaving the ground. 8 (context UK slang English) genitals. 9 (context obsolete English) In a stage-coach, two outside seats facing each other. 10 (context archaic English) A protection for the hand on a sword or a singlestick; a guard of a bladed weapon. 11 # A singlestick with a basket hilt. 12 (context ballooning English) Where the pilot and passengers are. vb. To place in a #Noun or in baskets.
n. a container that is usually woven and has handles [syn: handbasket]
the quantity contained in a basket [syn: basketful]
a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop [syn: field goal]
A basket is a container which is traditionally constructed from stiff fibers, which can be made from a range of materials, including wood splints, runners, and cane. While most baskets are made from plant materials, other materials such as horsehair, baleen, or metal wire can be used. Baskets are generally woven by hand. Some baskets are fitted with a lid, others are left open.
A basket is a wicker container used for transporting many things from small animals to food products.
Basket or baskets may also refer to:
- Baskets, the two back seats facing one another on the outside of a stagecoach
- Basket (finance), an economic term for a collection of securities aggregated into a single product to allow for simultaneous trading
- Baskets (TV series), a U.S. television series on FX
- Market basket, an economic term for a collection of goods for tracking their price
- Basket Dome, a mountain in California
- Breadbasket, a region of country which produces an agricultural surplus which is considered vital for the country as a whole
- Basketball, a sport
- BasKet Note Pads, a note taking piece of software; part of the KDE environment
Certain specific products can be seen as specialized "baskets".
- Index funds are a basket for all the securities in a particular exchange, weighted appropriately.
- Market baskets are baskets for all the securities on a particular market, weighted appropriately.
- Basket options are exotic options for which the underlying is a (weighted) combination of individual assets.
Usage examples of "basket".
An excellent poison can be swiftly produced under field conditions by boiling two baskets of oleander leaves, distilling the essence, and adding three ounces of dried aconite tubers.
When I came to look at my third basket, judge my dismay to find that it was addressed to the Cavaliere Aquamorta, at the Albergo del Sole.
On watch in the fir tree early the third afternoon, Alec saw Stamie emerge though the postern with a large basket on her back and set off into the woods.
The bottom of the basket bumped, then acted as a break as the balloon, pulled by the slight breeze, rushed on up the slope, so of course the basket tipped on to its side and we were dragged for many bone-shaking yards while the actual ground came nearer and nearer our heads until finally the basket was grounded on its beam ends and we were all stacked as if in pigeonholes above it.
Ayla opened a small parfleche, a carrying case made of stiff rawhide, in which she had packed food for them, some dried meat that she thought was aurochs, and a small basket of dried blueberries and little tart plums.
She selected three, adding them to the small roast chicken, French baguette, and assorted vegetables in her shopping basket, and took it all over to the cashier.
Vanessa unpacks the picnic basket while I run around trying to find intact baobab pods so that we can crack open their hairy shells and suck the sour white powder off the seeds.
He had collected some palm fronds for the task and was devising ways of weaving them together to form meat baskets, a huge one for Bazil and a small one for himself.
They wandered deeper into the woods, Sister Hyacinthe adding various leaves and roots to her basket: scallions, borage, primrose and mints.
Philo came back with a basket, Sebastian took his leave and strode to the bordello, watching the street, watching the people.
Gerraent climbed up the side of the broch, working his way up the rough stone while the priest waited below with a basket.
The last basket was long and shallow, so heavy that to move it Bram had been forced to drag it across the Brume Hall floor.
Biddie Byce rushed by, a basket of winter grown carrots pressed against her chest.
Next to the swan-necked silver ewer containing the coffee rested a plate of sliced fresh fruit, a keep-warm basket filled with sweetened bread, and a three-tiered dish containing colorful miniature cakelets and cookies.
Smith spread the plantain leaf on the ground and began to remove the contents of the basket, displaying a large baked fish, the half of a cold roast suckling pig, cooked breadfruit, scraped white and wrapped in leaves, and a small calabash filled with the delicious coconut sauce called taioro.