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?

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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. Turner Sports:

    The NBA and the National Basketball Players Association today announced that in light of the Milwaukee Bucks' decision to not take the floor today for Game 5 against the Orlando Magic, today's three games — Bucks vs. Magic, Houston Rockets vs. Oklahoma City Thunder and Los Angeles Lakers vs. Portland Trail Blazers — have been postponed, game 5 of each series will be rescheduled.

  2. Nicole Perna:

    Chris is currently in Las Vegas as he is performing at Drai's on May 5th and receiving a Key to the Strip that day as well, he has a suite at the hotel that has a basketball court and invited friends to come play. An unruly individual showed up uninvited and was removed from the premises. Chris was not in an altercation with this person.

  3. Gregg Popovich:

    Will Hardy is a talented, young basketball mind who has earned a great deal of respect from everyone in the organization thanks to Will Hardy knowledge, spirit and personality.

  4. 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.

  5. Kimberly Schaal:

    There is nothing she loves more than basketball, for her to sit out a game to stand up for what she believes is right is huge, because all she wants is to be out on that court.

Images & Illustrations of basketball

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