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English noun: basketball

1. basketball (act) 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


Synonymsbasketball game, hoops


Broader (hypernym)court game


Narrower (hyponym)professional basketball


Part holonymbasketball play, basketball shot, half, rebound, tap-off, tip-off


Domain category membersassist, backboard, ball-hawking, basketball backboard, basketball court, basketball equipment, center, double dribble, dribble, dribbling, dunk, fast break, hack, home court, jump ball, jump shot, jumper, key, paint, rim, slam-dunk, technical, technical foul

2. basketball (artifact) an inflated ball used in playing basketball


Broader (hypernym)ball, basketball equipment









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