Associations to the word «Racket»


RACKET, noun. (countable) 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.
RACKET, noun. (Canada) A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.
RACKET, noun. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to allow walking on marshy or soft ground.
RACKET, verb. To strike with, or as if with, a racket.
RACKET, noun. A loud noise.
RACKET, noun. A fraud or swindle; an illegal scheme for profit.
RACKET, noun. (dated) (slang) A carouse; any reckless dissipation.
RACKET, noun. (dated) (slang) Something taking place considered as exciting, trying, unusual, etc. or as an ordeal.
RACKET ABUSE, noun. (tennis) the throwing of one's racket in anger, during play, which may result in a penalty.

Dictionary definition

RACKET, noun. A loud and disturbing noise.
RACKET, noun. An illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit.
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".
RACKET, 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.
RACKET, 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!".
RACKET, verb. Make loud and annoying noises.
RACKET, verb. Hit (a ball) with a racket.

Wise words

Since a politician never believes what he says, he is quite surprised to be taken at his word.
Charles de Gaulle