rackets; racketing; racketed

If you're carrying a racket and wearing a sporty visor, people will guess that you're on your way to play tennis. A racket has a handle and a rounded frame laced with strings, and it's used to hit a ball.

A racket is used to play tennis, badminton, or squash, and it can also be spelled racquet. Another definition of racket is an unpleasantly loud noise; if your neighbors were playing horrible, loud music, you could yell out the window, "Stop that racket!" Informally, the word racket also means "illegal scheme," especially for making money. The French word requette means "palm of the hand," and racquet originally referred to a tennis-like game played by hitting a ball with the hand.

Definitions of racket
  1. 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
    synonyms: racquet
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    badminton racket, badminton racquet, battledore
    a light long-handled racket used by badminton players
    a long racket with a triangular frame; used in playing lacrosse
    bat, squash racket, squash racquet
    a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
    tennis racket, tennis racquet
    a racket used to play tennis
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    sports implement
    an implement used in a sport
  2. verb
    hit (a ball) with a racket
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    cause to move by striking
  3. noun
    a loud and disturbing noise
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    sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound)
  4. noun
    the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
    synonyms: dissonance, noise
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    auditory sensation, sound
    the subjective sensation of hearing something
  5. verb
    make loud and annoying noises
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    make noise, noise, resound
    emit a noise
  6. verb
    celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
    synonyms: jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, revel, wassail, whoop it up
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    carouse, riot, roister
    engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking
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    celebrate, fete
    have a celebration
  7. noun
    an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
    synonyms: fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise
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    endeavor, endeavour, enterprise
    a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness)
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