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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
a wicker basket (=made from the hard stems of a plant)
▪ She stores her vegetables in pretty wicker baskets.
▪ Yes B: Nude tramp carrying wicker basket 5 V: More information on the hover mower.
▪ Present-day medicine men use wicker baskets and reed arrows.
▪ Nobody asked her what was in the wicker basket she had put under the seat.
▪ There's a wicker basket in the middle of the table and plates and glasses and stuff on the table.
▪ She looked for him in the oven, the fridge, the wicker basket that held wastepaper beside her desk.
▪ Louise walked ahead of him up the path carrying the pie in a wicker basket.
▪ The toboggan consists of a wide wicker basket with a cushioned seat, set on wooden runners.
▪ She sat in the wicker chair beside the bed and began, after a little, to feel comfortable and sleepy.
▪ It was a wicker chair, the kind people use in summer country houses.
▪ Inside the aircraft passengers sat on wicker chairs, often surrounded by mail bags.
▪ When he came on to the porch, she stood up from her wicker chair and kissed him on the cheek.
▪ A magazine lay on the floor beside a wicker chair where she had been sleeping.
▪ She seated herself in a wicker chair and took her mug without speaking.
▪ A wardrobe and a wicker chair and a large, framed notice on the wall.
▪ One such was one of those oval rattan wicker chairs which hung from a beam far above.
▪ During these movements the object happens to rub against the wicker of the bassinet.
▪ Pampered passengers rode among brass lamps and cushioned wicker furniture.
▪ Present-day medicine men use wicker baskets and reed arrows.
▪ She sat in the wicker chair beside the bed and began, after a little, to feel comfortable and sleepy.
▪ They sat, in their dresses and business suits, in canopied wicker beach chairs.
▪ This wicker hamper is packed with delicious goodies and costs £64.92, inclusive of nationwide delivery.
▪ To each side of the hearth was a high-backed wicker armchair in an intricate closely woven design fitted with patchwork cushions.
▪ Yes B: Nude tramp carrying wicker basket 5 V: More information on the hover mower.
The Collaborative International Dictionary

Wike \Wike\, n. A temporary mark or boundary, as a bough of a tree set up in marking out or dividing anything, as tithes, swaths to be mowed in common ground, etc.; -- called also wicker. [Prov. Eng.]

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary

mid-14c., "wickerwork," from a Scandinavian source (compare Danish viger, Middle Swedish viker "willow, willow branch"), from Proto-Germanic *wik- (cognates: Old Norse vikja "to move, turn," Swedish vika "to bend," Old English wican "to give way, yield"), from PIE root *weik- (4) "to bend, twine" (see weak). The notion is of pliant twigs. As an adjective, "made of wicker," from c.1500.


a. Made of wickerwork. n. 1 A flexible branch or twig of a plant such as willow, used in weaving baskets and furniture 2 wickerwork.

  1. n. slender flexible branches or twigs (especially of willow or some canes); used for wickerwork

  2. work made of interlaced slender branches (especially willow branches) [syn: wickerwork, caning]


__NOTOC__ Wicker is a material made of plant stalks, branches or shoots formed by a kind of weaving into a rigid material, most often used for baskets or furniture. Wicker is traditionally made of material of plant origin, but plastic fibers are now also used. Wicker is light yet sturdy, making it suitable for furniture that will be moved often like porch and patio furniture. A variety of plants are used, from reeds, grasses (including bamboo), creepers such as rattan, and thin tree branches, especially willow. Rushwork and wickerwork are terms used in England.

Wicker (Sheffield)

Wicker is an arterial street in Sheffield, England, noted for its history and the Grade II* listed Wicker Arches viaduct that crosses it. It runs in a north-east to south-westerly direction between Lady's Bridge and Wicker Arches. For many years the Wicker was an A road, but it has been downgraded following the opening of the Sheffield Northern Relief Road.

Wicker (disambiguation)

Wicker is a hard fibre often used in the construction of baskets and furniture.

Wicker may also refer to:

Usage examples of "wicker".

With a scratched upright piano, a long, bare table, a cushionless window seat and a litter of third-hand chairs, rockers and wicker and canvas deck-chairs, the room was a charity home.

Across the back of the house was a sunroom, all done up in white wicker and green chintz, with a view of absolutely gorgeous gardens, and farther away, across a stone patio and staircase lined with white plaster urns, the blue of Dingle Bay.

If Dobson had been true to druid lore, she might be suspended from above in a hanging wicker basket.

Above a drippy sink hung a drugstore calendar: two Technicolor spaniels in a wicker basket.

Soon he stopped reading, placed one book on top of the other, and began to rock very slowly in the wicker rocking chair, contemplating with regret the banana plants in the mire of the patio, the stripped mango, the flying ants that came after the rain, the ephemeral splendor of another afternoon that would never return.

Sam and Lauren, in one of the wicker chairs, kicked off her espadrilles and curled her tanned, bare legs under her like a child.

They were round or oval, frames of wicker and shaped wood covered in hide and painted in gaudy shapes, the swastika-like fylfot, or animals.

Now, under the midday sun, the Major wandered among the sappers filling the gab ions He tested each one, making certain that the sepoys i, were ramming the earth hard into the wicker baskets, for a loosely filled gabion was no use.

British gunners pointed their telescopes and saw that the cavern had been plugged with earth-filled wicker gabions and baulks of timber.

The round shot smacked into the parapets, destroyed the earth-filled wicker gabions, and sometimes smashed a bloody path through the men.

When the water in the cooking basket was bubbling, Iza gathered up the other plants she had collected, along with the watertight wicker bowl, and went back to the stream.

His face expressed nothing but self-satisfaction, and he appeared to take life as calmly as the goldfinch suspended over his head in its wicker cage: this was the chemist.

Potted begonias and caladiums dangled from the overhang, while baskets of kalanchoe dominated the center of wicker tables.

Ran Kirving carried his mother from her bed to the wicker wheelchair, smoothing the blankets over the remains of her legs.

While Nux raced around barking, Helena and I had skulked off towards the massive statue of Neptune, pretending that the sea of chests and wicker baskets had no connection with us.