Definitions for: Racket


[n] an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
[n] 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
[n] the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience; "modern music is just noise to me"
[n] a loud and disturbing noise
[v] hit with a racket, of a ball
[v] make a racket
[v] 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!"



Webster (1913) Definition: Rack"et, n.
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. [Slang]


Rack"et, n. [F. raquette; cf. Sp. raquets, It.
racchetta, which is perhaps for retichetta, and fr. L. rete a
net (cf. Reticule); or perh. from the Arabic; cf. Ar.
r[=a]ha the palm of the hand (used at first to strike the
ball), and OF. rachette, rasquette, carpus, tarsus.] [Written
also racquet.]
1. 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.

Each one [of the Indians] has a bat curved like a
crosier, and ending in a racket. --Bancroft.

2. A variety of the game of tennis played with peculiar
long-handled rackets; -- chiefly in the plural. --Chaucer.

3. A snowshoe formed of cords stretched across a long and
narrow frame of light wood. [Canada]

4. A broad wooden shoe or patten for a man horse, to enable
him to step on marshy or soft ground.

Racket court, a court for playing the game of rackets.


Rack"et, v. t.
To strike with, or as with, a racket.

Poor man [is] racketed from one temptation to another.
--Hewyt.


Rack"et, n. [Gael. racaid a noise, disturbance.]
1. confused, clattering noise; din; noisy talk or sport.

2. A carouse; any reckless dissipation. [Slang]


Rack"et, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Racketed; p. pr. & vb.
n. Racketing.]
1. To make a confused noise or racket.

2. To engage in noisy sport; to frolic. --Sterne.

3. To carouse or engage in dissipation. [Slang]

Synonyms: dissonance, fraudulent scheme, illegitimate enterprise, jollify, make happy, make merry, make whoopie, noise, racquet, revel, wassail, whoop it up

See Also: auditory sensation, badminton racket, badminton racquet, bat, battledore, carouse, celebrate, crosse, endeavor, endeavour, enterprise, face, fete, grip, handgrip, handle, hit, hold, make noise, noise, noise, resound, riot, roister, sound, sports implement, squash racket, squash racquet, tennis racket, tennis racquet, white noise

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