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top: tennis and racquetball rackets
bottom: squash racket

rack·et 1

also rac·quet  (răk′ĭt)
n.
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.

[Middle English raket, a kind of handball, from Old French rachette, palm of the hand, racket, from Medieval Latin rascheta, palm, from Arabic rāḥat (al-yad), palm (of the hand), bound form of rāḥa; see rḥ in Semitic roots.]

rack·et 2

 (răk′ĭt)
n.
1. A loud distressing noise. See Synonyms at noise.
2.
a. A dishonest or fraudulent business or practice.
b. often rackets An illegal moneymaking activity, especially one controlled by organized crime.
3.
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.

[Origin unknown.]

racket

(ˈrækɪt)
n
1. a noisy disturbance or loud commotion; clamour; din
2. gay or excited revelry, dissipation, etc
3. 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. (Instruments) music
a. a medieval woodwind instrument of deep bass pitch
b. a reed stop on an organ of deep bass pitch
vb
rare (often foll by: about) to go about gaily or noisily, in search of pleasure, excitement, etc
[C16: probably of imitative origin; compare rattle1]

racket

(ˈrækɪt) or

racquet

n
1. (General Sporting Terms) 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
2. (Clothing & Fashion) a snowshoe shaped like a tennis racket
vb
(General Sporting Terms) (tr) to strike (a ball, shuttlecock, etc) with a racket
[C16: from French raquette, from Arabic rāhat palm of the hand]

rack•et1

art at radiate
(ˈræk ɪt)
n.
1. a loud noise or clamor, esp. of a disturbing or confusing kind; din; uproar.
2. social excitement, gaiety, or dissipation.
3. an organized illegal activity, such as the extortion of money by threat or violence.
4. a dishonest scheme, business, activity, etc.
5. Slang.
a. an occupation, livelihood, or business.
b. an easy or profitable source of livelihood.
v.i.
6. to make a racket or noise.
7. to take part in social gaiety or dissipation.
[1555–65; metathetic variant of dial. rattick; see rattle]
syn: See noise.

rack•et2

(ˈræk ɪt)

n.
1. a light bat having a netting of catgut or nylon stretched in a more or less oval frame and used in tennis, badminton, etc.
2. the short-handled paddle used to strike the ball in table tennis and paddle tennis.
3. rackets, (used with a sing. v.) racquet (def. 1).
4. a snowshoe made in the form of a tennis racket.
Also, racquet (for defs. 1,2,4).
[1490–1500; < Middle French raquette, rachette, perhaps < Arabic rāḥet, variant of rāḥah palm of the hand]

Racket, Racquet, Racquette, Roquet or Racker

 an assembly of high society at a private house, 1745; a popular, noisy or confused group; also the noise made by such a group.
Examples: racquet of mirth and war, 1822; racket of society, 1886.

racket


Past participle: racketed
Gerund: racketing

Imperative
racket
racket
Present
I racket
you racket
he/she/it rackets
we racket
you racket
they racket
Preterite
I racketed
you racketed
he/she/it racketed
we racketed
you racketed
they racketed
Present Continuous
I am racketing
you are racketing
he/she/it is racketing
we are racketing
you are racketing
they are racketing
Present Perfect
I have racketed
you have racketed
he/she/it has racketed
we have racketed
you have racketed
they have racketed
Past Continuous
I was racketing
you were racketing
he/she/it was racketing
we were racketing
you were racketing
they were racketing
Past Perfect
I had racketed
you had racketed
he/she/it had racketed
we had racketed
you had racketed
they had racketed
Future
I will racket
you will racket
he/she/it will racket
we will racket
you will racket
they will racket
Future Perfect
I will have racketed
you will have racketed
he/she/it will have racketed
we will have racketed
you will have racketed
they will have racketed
Future Continuous
I will be racketing
you will be racketing
he/she/it will be racketing
we will be racketing
you will be racketing
they will be racketing
Present Perfect Continuous
I have been racketing
you have been racketing
he/she/it has been racketing
we have been racketing
you have been racketing
they have been racketing
Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been racketing
you will have been racketing
he/she/it will have been racketing
we will have been racketing
you will have been racketing
they will have been racketing
Past Perfect Continuous
I had been racketing
you had been racketing
he/she/it had been racketing
we had been racketing
you had been racketing
they had been racketing
Conditional
I would racket
you would racket
he/she/it would racket
we would racket
you would racket
they would racket
Past Conditional
I would have racketed
you would have racketed
he/she/it would have racketed
we would have racketed
you would have racketed
they would have racketed
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.racket - a loud and disturbing noise
noise - sound of any kind (especially unintelligible or dissonant sound); "he enjoyed the street noises"; "they heard indistinct noises of people talking"; "during the firework display that ended the gala the noise reached 98 decibels"
2.racket - an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
endeavor, endeavour, enterprise - a purposeful or industrious undertaking (especially one that requires effort or boldness); "he had doubts about the whole enterprise"
3.racket - the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern music is just noise to me"
auditory sensation, sound - the subjective sensation of hearing something; "he strained to hear the faint sounds"
4.racket - 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 gamesracket - 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
badminton racket, badminton racquet, battledore - a light long-handled racket used by badminton players
crosse - a long racket with a triangular frame; used in playing lacrosse
face - the striking or working surface of an implement
handgrip, handle, grip, hold - the appendage to an object that is designed to be held in order to use or move it; "he grabbed the hammer by the handle"; "it was an old briefcase but it still had a good grip"
sports implement - an implement used in a sport
squash racket, squash racquet, bat - a small racket with a long handle used for playing squash
tennis racket, tennis racquet - a racket used to play tennis
Verb1.racket - celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinkingracket - 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!"
fete, celebrate - have a celebration; "They were feting the patriarch of the family"; "After the exam, the students were celebrating"
carouse, roister, riot - engage in boisterous, drunken merrymaking; "They were out carousing last night"
2.racket - make loud and annoying noises
make noise, noise, resound - emit a noise
3.racket - hit (a ball) with a racket
athletics, sport - an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition
hit - cause to move by striking; "hit a ball"

racket

noun
1. noise, row, shouting, fuss, disturbance, outcry, clamour, din, uproar, commotion, pandemonium, rumpus, babel, tumult, hubbub, hullabaloo, ballyhoo (informal) The racket went on past midnight.
2. fraud, scheme, criminal activity, fraudulent scheme, illegal enterprise a drugs racket

racket

noun
1. Sounds or a sound, especially when loud, confused, or disagreeable:
2. Slang. Activity pursued as a livelihood:
Archaic: employ.
Translations
الحُصول على أموال بِصورَةٍ غَيْر شَريفَهضَجَّهمَضْرَب
raketarámuskraválpokoutní obchody
ketsjerlarmnarkotikahandelsvindleri=-ketcher
mailameteli
reketvika
hávaîispaîisvindl, brask
ラケット騒ぎ
라켓소동
kņadatroksnis
kšeftovaniepokútny obchod
lopar
racket
เสียงหนวกหูแร็คเก็ต
sự huyên náovợt

racket

1 [ˈrækɪt] N (Sport) → raqueta f

racket

2 [ˈrækɪt]
A. N
1. (= din) [of machine, engine] → estruendo m; (= loud voices) → follón m, bulla f
to kick up or make a racketarmar follón or bulla
you never heard such a racket!¡menudo follón había!, ¡menuda bulla había!
2. (= organized fraud) → estafa f
the drug racketel tráfico de drogas
he was in on the racketera de los que organizaron la estafa
B. VI (make noise) (also racket about) → hacer ruido, armar un jaleo

racket

[ˈrækɪt] n
(for tennis, squash, badminton)raquette f racket sports
(= noise) → vacarme m
to make a racket → faire un vacarme
They're making a terrible racket → Ils font un vacarme de tous les diables.
Stop making such a racket! → Arrête de faire un tel vacarme!
(= criminal business) → trafic m
a racket operated by meat dealers → un trafic dirigé par des négociants en viande
a drugs racket → un trafic de drogue
a smuggling racket → un trafic de contrebande
(= swindle) → escroquerie f
an insurance racket → une escroquerie à l'assurance
to be a racket → être une escroquerie

racket

1
n (Sport: for tennis etc) → Schläger m

racket

2
n
(= uproar)Krach m, → Lärm m, → Krawall m (inf); to make a racketKrach etc machen
(inf: = dishonest business) → Schwindelgeschäft nt (inf), → Gaunerei f (inf); (making excessive profit) → Wucher m; the drugs racketdas Drogengeschäft; to be in on a racketbei einer Gaunerei mitmischen (inf)
(inf: = business, job) → Job m (inf); what’s his racket?was macht er? (inf); what racket are you in?was ist Ihr Job? (inf)

racket

1 [ˈrækɪt] n (for tennis) → racchetta

racket

2 [ˈrækɪt] n
a. (din) → baccano, fracasso
b. (organised fraud) → traffico, racket m inv; (swindle) → imbroglio, truffa
he's on to quite a racket (fam) → gli sta andando bene con il suo giochetto

racket1,

racquet

(ˈrӕkit) noun
a wooden or metal frame strung with catgut or nylon, used in tennis and certain other games. tennis-racket; squash-racket; badminton-racket.

racket2

(ˈrӕkit) noun
1. a great deal of noise. What a racket the children are making!
2. a dishonest way of making money. the drug racket.

racket

مَضْرَب kravál, raketa ketsjer, larm Krach, Schläger ρακέτα jaleo, raqueta maila, meteli raquette, vacarme reket, vika baccano, racchetta ラケット, 騒ぎ 라켓, 소동 lawaai, racket rabalder, racket łomot, rakieta barulheira, raquete гудение, ракетка racket เสียงหนวกหู, แร็คเก็ต curcuna, raket sự huyên náo, vợt 吵闹, 球拍
References in classic literature ?
Jo would whistle and make a great racket getting ready.
And now, being a trifle choleric in his temperament, the lieutenant-governor uplifted the heavy hilt of his sword, wherewith he so beat and banged upon the door, that, as some of the bystanders whispered, the racket might have disturbed the dead.
What a relief it was to choking Stubb, when a rat made a sudden racket in the hold below.
I meant to work this racket more and more, as time wore on, if nothing occurred to frighten me.
It was very sweet and humble and obedient she looked, sitting there, still as a mouse; I could hardly keep from setting her free and telling her to make as much racket as she wanted to.
En I reck'n de wives quarrels considable; en dat 'crease de racket.
In 'bout an hour I heard de ready bell jingle, en den de racket begin.
I tried two of the keys, just as soft as I could; but they seemed to make such a power of racket that I couldn't hardly get my breath I was so scared.
On such an occasion the author chanced to call to memory a rhyme recording three names of the manors forfeited by the ancestor of the celebrated Hampden, for striking the Black Prince a blow with his racket, when they quarrelled at tennis;
One of them, tossing a ball about with her racket, happened to drive it into the shrubbery, whence, to the surprise of the company, Smilash presently emerged, carrying the ball, blinking, and proclaiming that, though a common man, he had his feelings like another, and that his eye was neither a stick nor a stone.
An editor who visited the Chicago exchange in 1879 said of it: "The racket is almost deafening.
They made a tremendous racket as they passed through the trees in an endeavor to suggest to enemies in their front that a great herd was approaching, for when the baboons travel in large numbers there is no jungle creature who cares to molest them.