ETYM Of unknown origin. The modern Celtic words seem to be from the English.
1. A container that is usually woven and has handles; SYN. handbasket.
2. A score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the hoop; SYN. field goal.
3. Horizontal hoop with a net through which players try to throw the basketball; SYN. basketball hoop, hoop.
4. The quantity contained in a basket; SYN. basketful.