What does racket mean?

Definitions for racket
ˈræk ɪtrack·et

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. racket(noun)

    a loud and disturbing noise

  2. racket, fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise(noun)

    an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit

  3. noise, dissonance, racket(noun)

    the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience

    "modern music is just noise to me"

  4. racket, racquet(verb)

    a sports implement (usually consisting of a handle and an oval frame with a tightly interlaced network of strings) used to strike a ball (or shuttlecock) in various games

  5. revel, racket, make whoopie, make merry, make happy, whoop it up, jollify, wassail(verb)

    celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities

    "The members of the wedding party made merry all night"; "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"

  6. racket(verb)

    make loud and annoying noises

  7. racket(verb)

    hit (a ball) with a racket


  1. Racket(n.)

    an organized illegal activity, such as illegal gambling, bootlegging, or extortion.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Racket(noun)

    a thin strip of wood, having the ends brought together, forming a somewhat elliptical hoop, across which a network of catgut or cord is stretched. It is furnished with a handle, and is used for catching or striking a ball in tennis and similar games

    Etymology: [Gael. racaid a noise, disturbance.]

  2. Racket(noun)

    a variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar long-handled rackets; -- chiefly in the plural

    Etymology: [Gael. racaid a noise, disturbance.]

  3. Racket(noun)

    a snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood

    Etymology: [Gael. racaid a noise, disturbance.]

  4. Racket(noun)

    a broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground

    Etymology: [Gael. racaid a noise, disturbance.]

  5. Racket(verb)

    to strike with, or as with, a racket

    Etymology: [Gael. racaid a noise, disturbance.]

  6. Racket(noun)

    confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport

    Etymology: [Gael. racaid a noise, disturbance.]

  7. Racket(noun)

    a carouse; any reckless dissipation

    Etymology: [Gael. racaid a noise, disturbance.]

  8. Racket(verb)

    to make a confused noise or racket

    Etymology: [Gael. racaid a noise, disturbance.]

  9. Racket(verb)

    to engage in noisy sport; to frolic

    Etymology: [Gael. racaid a noise, disturbance.]

  10. Racket(verb)

    to carouse or engage in dissipation

    Etymology: [Gael. racaid a noise, disturbance.]


  1. Racket

    A racket or racquet is a sports implement consisting of a handled frame with an open hoop across which a network of cord is stretched tightly. It is used for striking a ball in such games as squash, tennis, racquetball, and badminton. Collectively, these games are known as racquet sports. The frame of rackets for all sports was traditionally made of laminated wood and the strings of animal intestine known as catgut. The traditional racket size was limited by the strength and weight of the wooden frame which had to be strong enough to hold the strings and stiff enough to hit the ball or shuttle. Manufacturers started adding non-wood laminates to wood rackets to improve stiffness. Non-wood rackets were made first of steel, then of aluminium, and then carbon fiber composites. Wood is still used for real tennis, rackets, and xare. Most rackets are now made of composite materials including carbon fibre, fiberglass, metals such as titanium alloys or ceramics. Gut has partially been replaced by synthetic materials including nylon, polyamide, and other polymers. Rackets are restrung when necessary, which may be after every match for a professional or never for a social player.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Racket

    Racquet, rak′et, n. a bat for playing tennis: a snow-shoe: an organ-stop: a 17th-cent. musical instrument: (pl.) a modern variety of the old game of tennis.—v.t. to strike, as with a racket.—ns. Rack′et-, Racq′uet-court, -ground, a court for playing rackets: a tennis-court; Rack′et-tail, a humming-bird with two feathers like rackets.—adj. Rack′et-tailed. [O. Fr. rachete (Fr. raquette)—Sp. raqueta—Ar. rāhat, the palm of the hand.]

  2. Racket

    rak′et, n. a clattering noise: hurly-burly.—v.i. to make a clattering noise: to engage in racket of any kind: to be dissipated.—n. Rack′eter.—adj. Rack′ety.—v.t. and v.i. Rack′le (prov.), to rattle.—n. noisy talk. [Gael. racaidrac, to cackle.]

Rap Dictionary

  1. racket(noun)

    racket Used to describe crime: An industry. For example, the jewelry theft racket. While meaning "noise" in plain English, it is used with a positive twist, meaning a hot beat or song. "Ooh that's that racket, that's that racket, turn the volume up" -- Dru Hill featuring N.O.R.E. (On Me)

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of racket in Chaldean Numerology is: 8

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of racket in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of racket in a Sentence

  1. Medical Progress ' David Daleiden:

    Game on, i look forward to deposing all the CEOs, medical directors, and their co-conspirators who participated in Planned Parenthood's illegal baby body parts racket.

  2. Al Capone:

    Once in the racket you're always in it.

  3. Caroline Wozniacki:

    Sometimes it's not a good thing, because you think you're hitting it in the middle of the racket, but really it shows you you're not. And there's no going around that.

  4. James Dyson:

    Hair dryers can be heavy, inefficient, and make a racket. By looking at them further, we realized that they can also cause extreme heat damage to hair, i challenged Dyson engineers to really understand the science of hair and develop our version of a hair dryer, which we think solves these problems.

  5. Jeff Bock:

    It's a tough, tough racket to play consistently.

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