basketball

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See also: Basketball and basket-ball

English[edit]

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A game of basketball.
a basketball

Etymology[edit]

basket +‎ ball

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Noun[edit]

basketball (countable and uncountable, plural basketballs)

  1. (sports, uncountable) A sport in which two opposing teams of five players strive to put a ball through a hoop.
    Synonym: hoops (US slang)
  2. (countable) The particular kind of ball used in the sport of basketball.

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basketball (third-person singular simple present basketballs, present participle basketballing, simple past and past participle basketballed)

  1. To play basketball
    • 1968, Tom Tiede, Coward
      by high school he was basketballing with the best of an all-Negro league
  2. To throw in a similar way to when shooting a basketball
    • 1994, Jeff Probst, Bachelor Butterflies
      He took a sip from a paper coffee-cup , crumpled it up and basketballed it into a small rubbish bin about five feet from him.

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Danish[edit]

Etymology[edit]

Borrowed from English basketball.

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /baːskətbaːl/, [ˈb̥ɑːsɡ̊əd̥ˌb̥ɒːl]

Noun[edit]

basketball c (singular definite basketballen, not used in plural form)

  1. basketball

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French[edit]

Noun[edit]

basketball m (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of basket-ball

Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English basketball.

Noun[edit]

basketball m (definite singular basketballen, uncountable)

  1. basketball (ball game)
    Synonym: basket

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Norwegian Nynorsk[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

From English basketball.

Noun[edit]

basketball m (definite singular basketballen, uncountable)

  1. basketball (ball game)
    Synonym: korgball

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