market basket

  1. a basket or cart for groceries.

  2. a selected group of consumer goods and services whose cost is tracked for calculating a consumer price index and measuring the cost of living.

Words Nearby market basket Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use market basket in a sentence

  • Mary had not come back with the market basket which contained the children's dinner.

    Mary Gray | Katharine Tynan
  • At this moment Toinon came in, her market basket on her arm, and stopped short at sight of us.

    The Wasted Generation | Owen Johnson
  • A woman in a long black coat, market basket on her arm, was hastening toward the rear door of the estate house.

    Ghost Beyond the Gate | Mildred A. Wirt
  • She knew that mother Martha would consider her extravagant to ride when she had no market basket to carry but—Whew!

    Dorothy | Evelyn Raymond
  • In addition she had intended to bring a large market-basket to-day, in which to put the flowers.

    Mary Ware in Texas | Annie F. Johnston