Definition of Racket

1. Noun. A loud and disturbing noise.

Generic synonyms: Noise
Derivative terms: Rackety



2. Verb. Celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities. "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"
Exact synonyms: Jollify, Make Happy, Make Merry, Make Whoopie, Revel, Wassail, Whoop It Up
Generic synonyms: Celebrate, Fete
Specialized synonyms: Carouse, Riot, Roister
Derivative terms: Jollification, Merrymaking, Revel, Reveller, Revelry, Wassailer

3. Noun. An illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit.
Exact synonyms: Fraudulent Scheme, Illegitimate Enterprise
Generic synonyms: Endeavor, Endeavour, Enterprise
Derivative terms: Racketeer

4. Verb. Make loud and annoying noises.
Generic synonyms: Make Noise, Noise, Resound

5. Noun. The auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience. "Modern music is just noise to me"
Exact synonyms: Dissonance, Noise
Generic synonyms: Auditory Sensation, Sound
Derivative terms: Dissonant, Dissonate, Noise

6. Verb. Hit (a ball) with a racket.
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Hit

7. Noun. 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.

Definition of Racket

1. n. 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.

2. v. t. To strike with, or as with, a racket.

3. n. Confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport.

4. v. i. To make a confused noise or racket.

5. n. A scheme, dodge, trick, or the like; something taking place considered as exciting, trying, unusual, or the like; also, such occurrence considered as an ordeal; as, to work a racket; to stand upon the racket.

Definition of Racket

1. Noun. A racquet: an implement with a handle connected to a round frame strung with wire, sinew, or plastic cords, and used to hit a ball, such as in tennis or a birdie in badminton. ¹

2. Noun. (context: only in singular) A loud noise. ¹

3. Noun. A fraud or swindle; an illegal scheme for profit. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Racket

1. to make a loud noise [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Racket

1. 1. 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. "Each one [of the Indians] has a bat curved like a crosier, and ending in a racket." (Bancroft) 2. A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar long-handled rackets; chiefly in the plural. 3. A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood. 4. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man horse, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground. Racket court, a court for playing the game of rackets. Origin: F. Raquette; cf. Sp. Raquets, It. Racchetta, which is perhaps for retichetta, and fr. L. Rete a net (cf. Reticule); or perh. From the Arabic; cf. Ar. Raha the palm of the hand (used at first to strike the ball), and OF. Rachette, rasquette, carpus, tarsus Alternative forms: racquet. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Racket

rack of lamb
rack off
rack one's brain
rack one's brains
rack railway
rack rate
rack rent
rack time
rack up
rackable
rackabones
racked
racked off
racker
rackers
racket (current term)
racket-tail
racket-tails
racket-tall
racket-talled
racket abuse
racket amputation
racket club
racketball
racketed
racketeer
racketeered
racketeering

Literary usage of Racket

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Nature by Norman Lockyer (1877)
"On striking the racket for the first time the ball will rebound with a velocity ... Nf\ Frc. takes place in the racket The ball meets the racket with a ..."

2. Werner's Readings and Recitations (1892)
"LISTEN : racket held back of right ear, left hand on hip, body inclined toward ... RECONCILIATION" : Let racket fall to the side, throw a kiss from the tips ..."

3. Methods and Players of Modern Lawn Tennis by Jahial Parmly Paret (1915)
"Better to Keep racket "Open" at All Times Extend Handle as Far as Possible ... The tendency of this grip is also to bevel back the face of the racket, ..."

4. Methods and Players of Modern Lawn Tennis by Jahial Parmly Paret (1922)
"Better to Keep racket "Open" at All Times Extend Handle as Far as Possible ... The tendency of this grip is also to bevel back the face of the racket, ..."

5. Slang and Its Analogues Past and Present: A Dictionary, Historical and by John Stephen Farmer, William Ernest Henley (1902)
"He had been off ON THE racket perhaps for a week at a time. ¡bid. (1886), ao Feb. The unhappy dispenser of police law and his racketY son. ..."

6. Life on the Mississippi by Mark Twain (1883)
"... aside his glass and took the wheel, muttering and shaking his head ; and I retired to the bench. The racket had brought everybody to 'THE racket HAD ..."

7. Tennis as I Play it by Maurice Evans McLoughlin (1915)
"CHAPTER II YOUR racket (With Some Advice as to Proper Grip, Proper Dress for ... DON'T get just "a racket." See that it is neither too heavy nor too light. ..."

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