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 for Basket
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Receptacle \Re*cep"ta*cle\ (r[-e]*s[e^]p"t[.a]*k'l), n. [F.
     r['e]ceptacle, L. receptaculum, fr. receptare, v. intens. fr.
     recipere to receive. See Receive.]
     1. That which serves, or is used, for receiving and
        containing something, as for examople, a basket, a
        vase, a bag, a reservoir; a repository.
        [1913 Webster]
  
              O sacred receptacle of my joys!       --Shak.
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     2. (Bot.)
        (a) The apex of the flower stalk, from which the organs of
            the flower grow, or into which they are inserted. See
            Illust. of Flower, and Ovary.
        (b) The dilated apex of a pedicel which serves as a common
            support to a head of flowers.
        (c) An intercellular cavity containing oil or resin or
            other matters.
        (d) A special branch which bears the fructification in
            many cryptogamous plants.
            [1913 Webster]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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.
        [1913 Webster]
  
     2. The contents of a basket; as much as a basket contains;
        as, a basket of peaches.
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     3. (Arch.) The bell or vase of the Corinthian capital.
        [Improperly so used.] --Gwilt.
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     4. The two back seats facing one another on the outside of a
        stagecoach. [Eng.] --Goldsmith.
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     5. A container shaped like a basket[1], even if made of solid
        material rather than woven; -- the top is often, but not
        always, open and without a lid.
        [PJC]
  
     6. a vessel suspended below a balloon, designed to carry
        people or measuring instruments for scientific research.
  
     Note: The earliest balloons designed to carry people often
           had small vessels of woven flexible vegetable materials
           to hold the passengers, which resembled large
           baskets[1], from which the name was derived.
           [PJC]
  
     7. (Basketball) A goal[3] consisting of a short cylindrical
        net suspended from a circular rim, which itself is
        attached at about ten feet above floor level to a
        backboard, placed at the end of a basketball court. In
        professional basketball, two such baskets are used, one at
        each end of the court, and each team may score only by
        passing the ball though its own basket. In informal games,
        only one such basket is often used.
        [PJC]
  
     8. (Basketball) An instance of scoring points by throwing the
        basketball through the basket; as, he threw four baskets
        in the first quarter; -- the ball must pass through the
        basket from above in order to score points.
        [PJC]
  
     Basket fish (Zool.), 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,
  
     Basket-hilted, a.
  
     Basket work, work consisting of plaited osiers or twigs.
  
     Basket worm (Zool.), a lepidopterous insect of the genus
        Thyridopteryx and allied genera, esp. Thyridopteryx
        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.
  
     collection basket, a small basket[1] mounted on the end of
        a pole, used in churches to collect donations from those
        attending a church service; -- the long pole allows the
        collector to hold the basket in front of those at the end
        of the pew, while the collector remains in the aisle.
  
     waste basket, a basket[4] used to hold waste matter, such
        as discarded paper, commonly shaped like a truncated cone,
        with the wide end open and at the top. Vessels of other
        shapes, such as oblong containers, are also called waste
        baskets.
        [1913 Webster +PJC]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Basket \Bas"ket\, v. t.
     To put into a basket. [R.]
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  basket
      n 1: a container that is usually woven and has handles [syn:
           basket, handbasket]
      2: the quantity contained in a basket [syn: basket,
         basketful]
      3: horizontal circular metal hoop supporting a net through which
         players try to throw the basketball [syn: basket,
         basketball hoop, hoop]
      4: a score in basketball made by throwing the ball through the
         hoop [syn: basket, field goal]

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  86 Moby Thesaurus words for "basket":
     bag, ballocks, balls, barrel, bassinet, beard, bottle, box, box up,
     breadbasket, breasts, bushel, can, capsule, carton, case, cask,
     cervix, clitoris, clothesbasket, cod, cods, crane, crate, creel,
     cullions, encase, encyst, family jewels, female organs, frail,
     fruit basket, genitalia, genitals, gonads, hamper, jar, labia,
     labia majora, labia minora, lingam, lips, male organs, meat, nuts,
     nymphae, ovary, pack, package, pannier, parcel, penis, phallus,
     picnic basket, pot, private parts, privates, privy parts,
     pubic hair, pudenda, punnet, reed basket, reproductive organs,
     rocks, rush basket, sack, scrotum, secondary sex characteristic,
     sewing basket, sex organs, spermary, tank, testes, testicles, tin,
     trug, uterus, vagina, vulva, wastebasket, wastepaper basket,
     wicker basket, wire basket, womb, wooden basket, yoni
  
  

From Easton's 1897 Bible Dictionary :

  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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