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Merriam-Webster Online Dictionary
basket (noun)
1.
a) a receptacle made of interwoven material (as osiers)
b) any of various lightweight usually wood containers
c) the quantity contained in a basket
2.
something that resembles a basket especially in shape or use
3.
a) a net open at the bottom and suspended from a metal ring that constitutes the goal in - basketball
b) a field goal in basketball
4.
a) an aggregate of values (as of selected currencies) the average of which serves as a monetary standard
b) a selection of financial instruments (as equities, futures, or options) the values of which reflect market fluctuations
5.
a ring around the lower end of a ski pole that keeps the pole from sinking too deep in snow
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