Definitions of racket

  1. the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; " modern music is just noise to me"
  2. an illegal enterprise ( such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
  3. 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!"
  4. 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. a loud and disturbing noise
  6. hit with a racket, of a ball
  7. make a racket
  8. hit ( a ball) with a racket
  9. make loud and annoying noises
  10. 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.
  11. 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.
  12. A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and narrow frame of light wood.
  13. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man or horse, to enable him to step on marshy or soft ground.
  14. To strike with, or as with, a racket.
  15. Confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport.
  16. A carouse; any reckless dissipation.
  17. To make a confused noise or racket.
  18. To engage in noisy sport; to frolic.
  19. To carouse or engage in dissipation.
  20. A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar long- handled rackets; - chiefly in the plural.
  21. A clattering noise; din; noisy talk or play; a network bat used in the game of tennis; a snowshoe.
  22. To make a loud noise; frolic.
  23. To strike with, or as with, a network bat.
  24. A strip of wood with the ends together, covered with network, and having a handle- used in tennis: a snow- shoe.
  25. To strike, as with a racket.
  26. A clattering noise.
  27. Clatter; noise; a bat for playing tennis.
  28. An implement for striking a ball, as in tennis.
  29. A clattering or confused noise; commotion; frolic; spree.
  30. The game of tennis.
  31. A confused, clattering noise; clamour.
  32. The instrument with which players at tennis strike the ball; a snow- shoe.
  33. To make a confused noise; to frolic.
  34. Irregular clattering noise; the bat or battledore used at tennis; the game itself.
  35. To make a confused noise or clamour; to strike as with a racket.

Usage examples for racket

  1. Jenk has got my racket. – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  2. The racket it makes breaks me all up. – Questionable Shapes by William Dean Howells
  3. Don't make a racket, Lance! – The Girl Scouts in Beechwood Forest by Margaret Vandercook
  4. Nobody was visible at the moment; and he passed on round the house to the rear, from whence he heard a great racket made by the voices of poultry. – A Red Wallflower by Susan Warner
  5. She was full of the racket which had just taken place overhead; but to this Laurence hardly listened. – The Sign of the Spider by Bertram Mitford
  6. After the wild racket of the guns, it seemed as though the sea itself whispered. – Shelled by an Unseen Foe by James Fiske
  7. I am afraid I haven't made clear to you the ghastly racket in my brain. – The Red Planet by William J. Locke
  8. At once the racket ceased. – The Blazed Trail by Stewart Edward White
  9. The first day after Peter left they were very quiet on the front nearest us, but in the late evening they started a terrific racket. – Greenmantle by John Buchan
  10. " Well, I think he must be down, or something," said Joe, " for I heard a racket in the barn." – The Bondboy by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
  11. I could hear nothing above the racket. – Major Vigoureux by A. T. Quiller-Couch
  12. " Why, you can't play it without a racket," said Browning. – Frank Merriwell's Races by Burt L. Standish
  13. They make a terrible racket. – Tom Swift and his Motor-cycle by Victor Appleton
  14. But the swim ended with another racket when the dinner bell rang. – Woodland Tales by Ernest Seton-Thompson
  15. The voice died away into a wail; then broke out in a racket of curses. – The Splendid Spur by Arthur T. Quiller Couch
  16. Who could eat with Joan making that insane racket in there! – Gigolo by Edna Ferber
  17. Nixon had warned me against tempting Providence again by making any unnecessary racket in the cave, but it was no use. – Down the Columbia by Lewis R. Freeman
  18. Not daring to breathe, but clutching the racket tightly, and with one eye on Berry, Jenk cried again in a loud whisper, " Sure, Berry?" – Five Little Peppers at School by Margaret Sidney
  19. Then down came Amy's racket and the ball sailed across almost to the back line and bounded high, and although Holt jumped for it, he missed it and it lodged hard and fast in the back net. – Left Tackle Thayer by Ralph Henry Barbour