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Definitions for racket
ˈræk ɪtrack·et

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

Princeton's WordNet

  1. racketnoun

    a loud and disturbing noise

  2. racket, fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprisenoun

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

  3. noise, dissonance, racketnoun

    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, racquetverb

    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, wassailverb

    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. racketverb

    make loud and annoying noises

  7. racketverb

    hit (a ball) with a racket

GCIDE

  1. Racketnoun

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

Webster Dictionary

  1. Racketnoun

    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. Racketnoun

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

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

  3. Racketnoun

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

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

  4. Racketnoun

    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. Racketverb

    to strike with, or as with, a racket

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

  6. Racketnoun

    confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport

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

  7. Racketnoun

    a carouse; any reckless dissipation

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

  8. Racketverb

    to make a confused noise or racket

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

  9. Racketverb

    to engage in noisy sport; to frolic

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

  10. Racketverb

    to carouse or engage in dissipation

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

Freebase

  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. racketnoun

    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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Numerology

  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. Novak Djokovic:

    Mangling my racket and an odd swearword on the court is not something I am proud of and it shouldn't happen, but even my coaches have told me that it's sometimes better to let it all out, the anger inside you, because keeping it bottled would just eat you up in the long term.

  2. Eric Hoffer:

    Every great cause begins as a movement, becomes a business, and eventually degenerates into a racket.

  3. Lisa Durden:

    The title pretty much gives away the premise of the show, it's called, ‘Angel From Hell’, so did they think the angel was gonna be angelic? No! I would guess if the angel isn't from heaven, it's probably a miscreant. This is the case of moms gone wild -- running down the football court with a tennis racket.

  4. Jeff Bock:

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

  5. 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.

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