part of speech: noun

definition 1: a container made of materials such as wood strips, grass, or straw that are woven or laced together.

  • We filled the picnic basket with sandwiches and fruit.

definition 2: the contents of such a container.

  • We picked a basket of peas from the garden.

definition 3: the open metal hoop and net through which the ball is shot to score points in basketball, or such an act of scoring.

  • She scored three baskets in last night’s game.