HyperDic: basketball

English > 2 senses of the word basketball:
NOUNactbasketball, basketball game, hoopsa game / game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players
artifactbasketballan inflated ball used in playing basketball
basketball > pronunciation
Soundsbae'skahtbao.l
Rhymesalbuterol ... windfall: 100 rhymes with aol...
English > basketball: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA game / game played on a court by two opposing teams of 5 players; points are scored by throwing the ball through an elevated horizontal hoop.
Synonymsbasketball game, hoops
Category ofassist(sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
backboard, basketball backboardA raised vertical board with basket attached
ball-hawkingUsed of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit
basketball courtThe court on which basketball is played
basketball equipmentsports equipment used in playing basketball
center(basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team
double dribbleAn 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)
dribble, dribblingThe propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks
dunkmake a dunk shot, in basketball
fast break(basketball) a rapid dash to get a shot as soon as possible after taking possession of the ball
hackKick on the arms
home court(basketball) the court where the host team plays its home games
jump ball(basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputed
jumper, jump shot(basketball) a player releases the basketball at the high point of a jump
key, paint(basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court
rim(basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended
slam-dunkmake a slam dunk
technical foul, technical(basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct
Partsbasketball playA play executed by a basketball team
basketball shotThrowing the basketball toward the hoop
halfOne of two divisions into which some games / games or performances are divided
reboundThe act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot
tip-off, tap-offThe act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball
Narrowerprofessional basketballPlaying basketball for money
Broadercourt gameAn athletic game played on a court
Spanishbaloncesto, basketball, básket, basquetbol, básquetbol
Catalanbasketball, basquetbol, bàsquet
English > basketball: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningAn inflated ball used in playing basketball.
Broaderballround object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games / games
basketball equipmentsports equipment used in playing basketball
Spanishbalón de baloncesto, basquetbol, básquetbol
Catalanbasquetbol, pilota de bàsquet

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