Basket vs Basketlike - What's the difference?

basket | basketlike |

As a noun basket

is a lightweight container, generally round, open at the top, and tapering toward the bottom.

As a verb basket

is to place in a or in baskets.

As an adjective basketlike is

resembling a basket or some aspect of one.




(en noun)
  • A lightweight container, generally round, open at the top, and tapering toward the bottom.
  • A wire or plastic container similar in shape to a basket, used for carrying articles for purchase in a shop.
  • In an online shop, a notional place to store items before ordering them.
  • (basketball) A circular hoop, from which a net is suspended, which is the goal through which the players try to throw the ball.
  • (basketball) The act of putting the ball through the basket, thereby scoring points.
  • The game of basketball.
  • A dance movement in some line dances, where men put their arms round the women's lower backs, and the women put their arms over the mens' shoulders, and the group (usually of four, any more is difficult) spins round, which should result in the women's feet leaving the ground.
  • (UK, slang) Genitals.
  • (obsolete) In a stage-coach, two outside seats facing each other.
  • * 1773 ,
  • In my time, the follies of the town crept slowly among us, but now they travel faster than a stage-coach. Its fopperies come down not only as inside passengers, but in the very basket .
  • (archaic) A protection for the hand on a sword or a singlestick; a guard of a bladed weapon.
  • # A singlestick with a basket hilt.
  • #* 1773 ,
  • Baw! damme, but I'll fight you both, one after the other——with baskets .
  • (ballooning) Where the pilot and passengers are.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-06-07, author=David Simpson
  • , volume=188, issue=26, page=36, magazine=(The Guardian Weekly) , title= Fantasy of navigation , passage=Like most human activities, ballooning has sponsored heroes and hucksters and a good deal in between. For every dedicated scientist patiently recording atmospheric pressure and wind speed while shivering at high altitudes, there is a carnival barker with a bevy of pretty girls willing to dangle from a basket or parachute down to earth.}}
  • (architecture) The bell or vase of the Corinthian capital.
  • (Gwilt)


    * (container used in a shop) cart, shopping basket, shopping cart * (storage place for online items) cart, shopping basket, shopping cart * (basketball) basketball, hoops

    Derived terms

    * basketball * basket case * basket chair * basket forceps * basketful * basketgrass * basket hilt * basket house * Basket Maker * basket of currencies * basket-of-gold * basketry * basket star * basket trade * basket weave * breadbasket * basketeer * chip basket * handbasket * market basket * Moses basket * pollen basket * wastepaper basket * wastebasket

    See also

    * trug


    (en verb)
  • To place in a or in baskets.
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    (en adjective)
  • Resembling a basket or some aspect of one.