basket

[ bas-kit, bah-skit ]
/ ˈbæs kɪt, ˈbɑ skɪt /

noun

Origin of basket

1250–1300; Middle English basket(te) < early Romance *baskauta (> French dialect bâchot, bachou wooden or interwoven vessel, Old High German baskiza box) < Latin bascauda basin, perhaps < British Celtic

Related forms

bas·ket·like, adjectiveun·bas·ket·like, adjective
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British Dictionary definitions for basket

basket

/ (ˈbɑːskɪt) /

noun


Word Origin for basket

C13: probably from Old Northern French baskot (unattested), from Latin bascauda basketwork holder, of Celtic origin
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Idioms and Phrases with basket

basket

In addition to the idiom beginning with basket

  • basket case

also see:

  • put all one's eggs in one basket

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