What does basketball mean?

Definitions for basketball
ˈbæs kɪtˌbɔl, ˈbɑ skɪt-bas·ket·ball

Here are all the possible meanings and translations of the word basketball.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. basketball, basketball game, hoops(noun)

    a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop

  2. basketball(noun)

    an inflated ball used in playing basketball

Wiktionary

  1. basketball(Noun)

    A sport in which two opposing teams of five players strive to put a ball through a hoop.

  2. basketball(Noun)

    The particular kind of ball used in the sport of basketball.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Basketball

    A competitive team sport played on a rectangular court having a raised basket at each end.

Editors Contribution

  1. basketball

    A type of sport.

    Basketball is a team sport.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 8, 2020  

How to pronounce basketball?

  1. Alex
    Alex
    US English
    Daniel
    Daniel
    British
    Karen
    Karen
    Australian
    Veena
    Veena
    Indian

How to say basketball in sign language?

  1. basketball

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of basketball in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of basketball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of basketball in a Sentence

  1. Kyle Lowry:

    If I'm chosen, I'm in. If( USA Basketball managing director) Jerry( Colangelo) and coach Pop( Gregg Popovich) make that call, I'm in. Hopefully I am here and trying to win another gold medal for my country, it's an important thing for me to represent my country at the highest level.

  2. Stephanie Ready:

    That experience was a once-in-a-lifetime situation, not only because I was so young and starting out in my coaching career -- that was the fourth year I had ever coached in any sport -- but it taught me a lot about the game of basketball. It taught me a lot about the business side of basketball, and it also just made me tougher.

  3. Bill Gassett:

    Technically, if a basketball hoop is cemented into the ground, then it’s considered to go with the house. Freestanding ones sitting on the lawn, however, would be something buyers could take with them.

  4. Dennis Rodman:

    I’ve come out here to see my friend, i want to talk about basketball.

  5. Cleveland Cavaliers:

    I live a good life, theres no reason for me to be stressed or be dissatisfied. Ive got four amazing kids. I went through one of the toughest parts of my life with my (premature) daughter. This is easy. This is a cakewalk. Just stay in shape and stay ready to play basketball when Im called. If Im not called, I still get to be home with my family.

Images & Illustrations of basketball

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