Definition of Racket in English :

Define Racket in English

Racket meaning in English

Meaning of Racket in English

Pronunciation of Racket in English

Racket pronunciation in English

Pronounce Racket in English


see synonyms of racket


1. racket

a loud and disturbing noise

2. fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise, racket

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

3. dissonance, noise, racket

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

Example Sentences:
'modern music is just noise to me'

4. racket, racquet

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. jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, racket, revel, wassail, whoop it up

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

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

6. racket

make loud and annoying noises

7. racket

hit (a ball) with a racket

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of racket
a noisy disturbance or loud commotion; clamour; din
gay or excited revelry, dissipation, etc
an illegal enterprise carried on for profit, such as extortion, fraud, prostitution, drug peddling, etc
4. slang
a business or occupation
what's your racket?
5. music
a medieval woodwind instrument of deep bass pitch
a reed stop on an organ of deep bass pitch
6. (intransitive; often foll by about) rare
to go about gaily or noisily, in search of pleasure, excitement, etc
a bat consisting of an open network of nylon or other strings stretched in an oval frame with a handle, used to strike the ball in tennis, badminton, etc
a snowshoe shaped like a tennis racket
3. (transitive)
to strike (a ball, shuttlecock, etc) with a racket

Collins English Dictionary. Copyright © HarperCollins Publishers


see synonyms of racket
a noisy confusion; loud and confused talk or activity; uproar
2.  Archaic
a period of lively, exciting social life or revelry
3.  US
an obtaining of money illegally, as by bootlegging, fraud, or, esp., threats of violence
b.  Informal
any dishonest scheme or practice
4.  US, Slang
an easy, profitable source of livelihood
any business, profession, or occupation
verb intransitive
to make a racket; take part in a noisy activity
6.  Rare
to lead a boisterous social life; revel
to ramble or travel in a casual, reckless way, as in search of excitement
often with around
a light bat for tennis, badminton, etc., with a network of catgut, silk, nylon, etc., in an oval or round frame attached to a handle
a snowshoe
3.  Loosely
the paddle used in table tennis
4.  [pl., with sing. v.]
the game of racquets

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of racket
1. A device consisting of an oval or circular frame with a tight interlaced network of strings and a handle, used to strike a ball or shuttlecock in various games.
2. A wooden paddle, as one used in table tennis.
3. A snowshoe.
1. A loud distressing noise. See Synonyms at noise.
a. A dishonest or fraudulent business or practice.
b. often rackets An illegal moneymaking activity, especially one controlled by organized crime.
a. An easy, profitable means of livelihood.
b. Slang A business or occupation.
intr.v. rack·et·ed, rack·et·ing, rack·ets
1. To make or move with a loud distressing noise.
2. To lead an active social life.

The American Heritage ® Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition copyright ©2018 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.