Learner's definition of BASKET
1 a : a container usually made by weaving together long thin pieces of material
b : the amount contained in a basket
a fruit basket = a basket filled with fruit
a laundry basket [=a basket that holds dirty clothes]
They brought their lunch in a picnic basket.
2 a : a net hanging from a thin metal ring that the ball must go through in order to score points b : a successful shot
put all your eggs in one basket