• Lion carries a baby's basket down some stairs
    Lion carries a baby's basket down some stairs
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n basketeer an athlete who plays basketball
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Fish spill out of the magic basket Fish spill out of the magic basket
Rubezahl carries the basket to the princess Rubezahl carries the basket to the princess
A kitten stretches and yawns in its basket while the sun shines outside A kitten stretches and yawns in its basket while the sun shines outside
Photo of Baskets Photo of Baskets
Photo of a Basket Maker Photo of a Basket Maker
Phebe with a Basket of Berries Phebe with a Basket of Berries
sewing basket sewing basket
Albert trying to lift basket of apples Albert trying to lift basket of apples


  • Julius Erving
    Julius Erving
    “I keep both eyes on my man. The basket hasn't moved on me yet.”
  • Mark Twain
    “Put all your eggs in one basket and then watch that basket.”
  • Andrew Carnegie
    “Concentrate; put all your eggs in one basket, and watch that basket...”
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer
    Isaac Bashevis Singer
    “The waste basket is a writer's best friend.”
  • Pricilla Elfrey
    Pricilla Elfrey
    “The manager with the in basket problem does not yet understand that he must discipline himself to take care of activities that fail to excite him.”
  • Bill Pullman
    Bill Pullman
    “Oh, great. This is going to be like shooting baskets with Magic Johnson watching. [On watching Independence Day with President Clinton]”


All your eggs in one basket - If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything at once, instead of trying to spread the risk. (This is often used as a negative imperative- 'Don't put all your eggs in one basket'. 'Have your eggs in one basket' is also used.)
Basket case - If something is a basket case, it is so bad that it cannot be helped.
Put all your eggs in one basket - If you put all your eggs in one basket, you risk everything on a single opportunity which, like eggs breaking, could go wrong.


In literature:

But your market basket: that disappoints me, for Algernon said you had the biggest market-basket of all.
"Miss Mapp" by Edward Frederic Benson
An Anglo-Saxon term for a twig basket for catching fish.
"The Sailor's Word-Book" by William Henry Smyth
In spite of the basket-work case, the bottles might have been broken, and they are not the least hurt.
"Adventures of a Young Naturalist" by Lucien Biart
But for all that it cured me of setting down baskets or anything like that when I had to take them anywhere.
"Hoodie" by Mary Louisa Stewart Molesworth
Dey'd done settle der 'spute, en dey wuz settin' dar des ez smilin' ez a basket er chips.
"The Book of Stories for the Storyteller" by Fanny E. Coe
They were seated on the basket trunk marked, "Trampy Wheel-Pad," in big black letters.
"The Bill-Toppers" by Andre Castaigne
Fry each fillet in a wire basket three minutes in very hot deep fat.
"Choice Cookery" by Catherine Owen
I know where there's a lot, in a basket in the pool.
"Dorothy on a Ranch" by Evelyn Raymond
This stem end is then placed in one basket, while the mushrooms which have been trimmed are placed in another basket.
"Studies of American Fungi. Mushrooms, Edible, Poisonous, etc." by George Francis Atkinson
That proved to be great fun and it certainly did fill the basket in a hurry!
"Mary Jane's City Home" by Clara Ingram Judson

In poetry:

You are carried in a basket,
Like a carcase from the shambles,
To the theatre, a cockpit
Where they stretch you on a table.
"Operation" by William Ernest Henley
Make not of thy heart a casket,
Opening seldom, quick to close;
But of bread a wide-mouthed basket,
Or a cup that overflows.
"Thy Heart" by George MacDonald
And teased the while, with playful band,
The shaggy dog of Newfoundland,
Whose uncouth frolic spilled
Their baskets berry-filled.
"The Maids Of Attitash" by John Greenleaf Whittier
She'd a purple mac for wet days,
A green umbrella too to take,
She'd a bicycle with shopping basket
And a harsh back-pedal break.
"Miss Gee" by W H Auden
William his little basket filled
With his berries ripe and red;
Then, naughty boy, two bees he killed,
Under foot he stamped them dead.
"The Two Bees" by Charles Lamb
"Alas for wae!" quo' William's Wat,
"Alack, for thee my heart is sair!
I never cam by the fair Dodhead,
That ever I fand thy basket bare."
"Jamie Telfer" by Andrew Lang

In news:

Volunteer church members assembeled gift baskets which will include assorted canned food and a hot smoked turkey.
Boise State guard Julia Marshall drives to the basket, spitting the defense of a pair of Western Oregon defenders, in a game in 2011.
Merion 's Wicker Baskets.
The producers of what is arguably California's preeminent Merlot realized that putting all their eggs in the Merlot basket had its risks.
Houston Rockets guard James Harden is known for his scruffy beard, fearless drives to the basket, and incredible scoring prowess.
FACEBOOK'S latest numbers, Nokia puts all of its eggs in the Lumia basket and Planetary Resources, a company that hopes to mine asteroids (eventually).
Mark Moran / The Citizens' Voice Cael Evans of Misericordia drives to the basket as Scranton's Michael Fee (25) and Kyle Ranck (41) defend in the first half Tuesday.
Really, the sign says it all: "Cemetery Plots Cared for * Fruit Baskets * Balloons * Plants for all Occasions".
The teams exchanged baskets, until Muff 's two free throws with 26 seconds left gave Eastern Kentucky the lead 69-67.
We can choose not to put all of our economic eggs in the natural resource basket.
FRED DE SAM LAZARO, correspondent: It's lush, verdant fields are a food basket for the Philippines.
Two Relaxing Oceanfront Townhouses Toll Free: 800 441-7903 Please say: "I saw your RealNet Listing" for your complimentary fruit basket upon your arrival.
Octogenarian shoots baskets over 20-somethings.
I have a keepsake from Zimbabwe, the basket case nation and poster child for what happens when government destroys an economy.
Keep a few strawberries within reach of your meals by growing them in hanging baskets or containers.

In science:

Over-specialization of evaluated artifacts, sometimes referred to as the ‘banana’ problem , arises since frequently purchased items, such as bananas in a grocery market basket, will always be recommended.
A Connection-Centric Survey of Recommender Systems Research
In fact, it constitutes just a small sub-set of the S&P500 basket but, nevertheless, it is considered by many to be a good indicator for the health of the economy.
Self-Similar Log-Periodic Structures in Western Stock Markets from 2000
In the market basket application, for example, I could be a set of customers and J a set of products. A binary relation A ⊆ I × J identifies which customers from I buy which products from J .
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
Beyond market baskets: Generalizing association rules to dependence rules.
Query Significance in Databases via Randomizations
SPDE) and can be used to approximate tranche spreads of basket credit derivatives; gives an extension to jump diffusion models while include extensions to heterogeneity and self-exciting defaults rendering the resulting equations non-linear.
Multilevel simulation of functionals of Bernoulli random variables with application to basket credit derivatives