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bas·ket·ball

 (băs′kĭt-bôl′)
n.
1. A game played between two teams of five players each, the object being to throw a ball through an elevated basket on the opponent's side of a rectangular court. Players may move the ball by dribbling or passing with the hands.
2. The inflated, spherical ball used in this game.

basketball

(ˈbɑːskɪtˌbɔːl)
n
1. (Basketball) a game played by two opposing teams of five men (or six women) each, usually on an indoor court. Points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal metal hoop
2. (Basketball) the inflated ball used in this game

bas•ket•ball

(ˈbæs kɪtˌbɔl, ˈbɑ skɪt-)

n.
1. a game played on a rectangular court by two teams usu. of five players each, who attempt to score points by tossing a ball through a goal on the opponent's side of the court.
2. the round, inflated ball used in this game.
[1892, Amer.; appar. coined by James Naismith, the game's inventor]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.basketball - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 playersbasketball - a game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop
basketball shot - throwing the basketball toward the hoop; "his shot hit the rim and bounced out"
jump shot, jumper - (basketball) a player releases the basketball at the high point of a jump
rebound - the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot
jump ball - (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputed; an official tosses the ball up between two players who jump in an effort to tap it to a teammate
fast break - (basketball) a rapid dash to get a shot as soon as possible after taking possession of the ball
dribbling, dribble - the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
double dribble - an illegal dribble in basketball (the player uses both hands to dribble or the player starts to dribble a second time after coming to a stop)
court game - an athletic game played on a court
tap-off, tip-off - the act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball
professional basketball - playing basketball for money
assist - (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
basketball play - a play executed by a basketball team
technical foul, technical - (basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play
backboard, basketball backboard - a raised vertical board with basket attached; used to play basketball; "he banked the shot off the backboard"
basketball court - the court on which basketball is played
basketball equipment - sports equipment used in playing basketball
home court - (basketball) the court where the host team plays its home games
rim - (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended; "the ball hit the rim and bounced off"
paint, key - (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court; "he hit a jump shot from the top of the key"; "he dominates play in the paint"
center - (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team
half - one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval
hack - kick on the arms
dunk - make a dunk shot, in basketball; "He dunked the ball"
slam-dunk - make a slam dunk; shoot a basketball in a slam dunk
2.basketball - an inflated ball used in playing basketballbasketball - an inflated ball used in playing basketball
ball - round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"
basketball equipment - sports equipment used in playing basketball
Translations
كُرَةُ السَّلَّةكُرة سَلّهلُعْبَة كُرة السَّلّه
баскетбол
košíkovábasketbalbasketbalový
basketballbasketball-
koripallo
košarka
kosárlabda
körfubolta-körfuboltikörfuknattleikur
バスケットボール
농구
krepšinis
basquetebolbola-ao-cestobasquete
baschet
basketbalbasketbalový
košarka
basket
กีฬาบาสเกตบอล
баскетболбаскетбольний м’ячкошиківкам’яч до кошиківки
bóng rổ

basketball

[ˈbɑːskɪtbɔːl]
A. N (= sport) → baloncesto m; (= ball) → balón m de baloncesto
B. CPD basketball player Njugador(a) m/f de baloncesto

basketball

[ˈbɑːskɪtbɔːl] n (= game) → basket-ball mbasketball player nbasketteur/euse m/fbasket case n
(= country, organization) → cas m désespéré
This country is an economic basket case
BUT Ce pays est dans une situation économique catastrophique.
to be a basket case (= nutcase) → être cinglé(e)

basketball

[ˈbɑːskɪtˌbɔːl] npallacanestro f, basket m

basket

(ˈbaːskit) noun
a container made of strips of wood, rushes etc woven together. She carried a large basket.
ˈbasketball noun
a game in which goals are scored by throwing a ball into a net on a high post.
adjective
a basketball court.
ˈbasketry noun
basketwork.
ˈbasketwork noun
articles made of plaited rushes etc.
adjective
a basketwork chair.

basketball

كُرَةُ السَّلَّة košíková basketball Basketball μπάσκετ baloncesto koripallo basket-ball košarka pallacanestro バスケットボール 농구 basketbal basketball koszykówka basquetebol баскетбол basket กีฬาบาสเกตบอล basketbol bóng rổ 篮球

basketball

n (sport) baloncesto, basquetbol m
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