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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Basket  \Bas"ket\,  v.  t. 
  To  put  into  a  basket.  [R.] 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Basket  \Bas"ket\,  n.  [Of  unknown  origin.  The  modern  Celtic  words 
  seem  to  be  from  the  English.] 
  1.  A  vessel  made  of  osiers  or  other  twigs,  cane,  rushes, 
  splints,  or  other  flexible  material,  interwoven.  ``Rude 
  baskets  .  .  .  woven  of  the  flexile  willow.''  --Dyer. 
 
  2.  The  contents  of  a  basket;  as  much  as  a  basket  contains; 
  as  a  basket  of  peaches. 
 
  3.  (Arch.)  The  bell  or  vase  of  the  Corinthian  capital. 
  [Improperly  so  used.]  --Gwilt. 
 
  4.  The  two  back  seats  facing  one  another  on  the  outside  of  a 
  stagecoach.  [Eng.]  --Goldsmith. 
 
  {Basket  fish}  (Zo["o]l.),  an  ophiuran  of  the  genus 
  {Astrophyton},  having  the  arms  much  branched.  See 
  {Astrophyton}. 
 
  {Basket  hilt},  a  hilt  with  a  covering  wrought  like  basketwork 
  to  protect  the  hand.  --Hudibras.  Hence 
 
  {Baskethilted},  a. 
 
  {Basket  work},  work  consisting  of  plaited  osiers  or  twigs. 
 
  {Basket  worm}  (Zo["o]l.),  a  lepidopterous  insect  of  the  genus 
  {Thyridopteryx}  and  allied  genera,  esp.  {T. 
  ephemer[ae]formis}.  The  larva  makes  and  carries  about  a 
  bag  or  basket-like  case  of  silk  and  twigs,  which  it 
  afterwards  hangs  up  to  shelter  the  pupa  and  wingless  adult 
  females. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  basket 
  n  1:  a  container  that  is  usually  woven  and  has  handles  [syn:  {handbasket}] 
  2:  the  quantity  contained  in  a  basket  [syn:  {basketful}] 
  3:  horizontal  hoop  with  a  net  through  which  players  try  to 
  throw  the  basketball  [syn:  {basketball  hoop},  {hoop}] 
  4:  a  score  in  basketball  made  by  throwing  the  ball  through  the 
  hoop  [syn:  {field  goal}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Basket 
  There  are  five  different  Hebrew  words  so  rendered  in  the 
  Authorized  Version:  (1.)  A  basket  (Heb.  sal,  a  twig  or  osier) 
  for  holding  bread  (Gen.  40:16;  Ex  29:3,  23;  Lev.  8:2,  26,  31; 
  Num.  6:15,  17,  19).  Sometimes  baskets  were  made  of  twigs  peeled; 
  their  manufacture  was  a  recognized  trade  among  the  Hebrews. 
 
  (2.)  That  used  (Heb.  salsilloth')  in  gathering  grapes  (Jer. 
  6:9). 
 
  (3.)  That  in  which  the  first  fruits  of  the  harvest  were 
  presented,  Heb.  tene,  (Deut.  26:2,  4).  It  was  also  used  for 
  household  purposes.  In  form  it  tapered  downwards  like  that 
  called  _corbis_  by  the  Romans. 
 
  (4.)  A  basket  (Heb.  kelub)  having  a  lid,  resembling  a 
  bird-cage.  It  was  made  of  leaves  or  rushes.  The  name  is  also 
  applied  to  fruit-baskets  (Amos  8:1,  2). 
 
  (5.)  A  basket  (Heb.  dud)  for  carrying  figs  (Jer.  24:2),  also 
  clay  to  the  brick-yard  (R.V.,  Ps  81:6),  and  bulky  articles  (2 
  Kings  10:7).  This  word  is  also  rendered  in  the  Authorized 
  Version  kettle"  (1  Sam.  2:14),  caldron"  (2  Chr.  35:13), 
  "seething-pot"  (Job  41:20). 
 
  In  the  New  Testament  mention  is  made  of  the  basket  (Gr. 
  kophinos  small  "wicker-basket")  for  the  fragments"  in  the 
  miracle  recorded  Mark  6:43,  and  in  that  recorded  Matt.  15:37 
  (Gr.  spuris  large  "rope-basket");  also  of  the  basket  in  which 
  Paul  escaped  (Acts  9:25,  Gr  spuris  2  Cor.  11:  33,  Gr  sargane 
  "basket  of  plaited  cords"). 
 




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