What do a.m. and p.m. stand for?


[bas-kit-foo l, bah-skit-] /ˈbæs kɪtˌfʊl, ˈbɑ skɪt-/
noun, plural basketfuls.
a sufficient quantity to fill a basket; the amount contained in a basket.
any considerable quantity:
a basketful of surprises.
Origin of basketful
1565-75; basket + -ful
Usage note
See -ful. Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the web for basketful
  • We headed back to the main visitors are with a basketful of eggs from the first nest, however, so the morning had been a success.
  • Not to mention the small or micro satellites that can be really small and launched basketful in one single shot.
  • But bad apples always exist in a basketful of good ones.
  • Philosophy's output is the basketful of these admissible views, all together.
  • The only thing that theorists get for their trouble is a basketful of infinities.
  • Among them stood a college graduate absorbedly peeling the first potato of a basketful.
  • These papers were stored in one of the garrets, and only a basketful or two were saved.
  • Another unearthed a bushel basketful of copper money.

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for basketful

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for basketful

Scrabble Words With Friends

Quotes with basketful