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Definition 1: 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 - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for basketball in the sense of this definition

(basketball is a kind of ...) an athletic game played on a court

(... is a kind of basketball ) playing basketball for money

(basketball is a part of ...) a play executed by a basketball team

(basketball is a part of ...) the act of starting a basketball game with a jump ball

(basketball is a part of ...) throwing the basketball toward the hoop

"his shot hit the rim and bounced out"

(basketball is a part of ...) one of two divisions into which some games or performances are divided: the two divisions are separated by an interval

(basketball is a part of ...) the act of securing possession of the rebounding basketball after a missed shot

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) (basketball) the person who plays center on a basketball team

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) kick on the arms

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) make a dunk shot, in basketball

"He dunked the ball"

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) (basketball) a space (including the foul line) in front of the basket at each end of a basketball court; usually painted a different color from the rest of the court

"he hit a jump shot from the top of the key" "he dominates play in the paint"

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) make a slam dunk; shoot a basketball in a slam dunk

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) (basketball) the hoop from which the net is suspended

"the ball hit the rim and bounced off"

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) (basketball) the court where the host team plays its home games

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) sports equipment used in playing basketball

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) the court on which basketball is played

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) (basketball) a player releases the basketball at the high point of a jump

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) (basketball) the way play begins or resumes when possession is disputed; an official tosses the ball up between two players who jump in an effort to tap it to a teammate

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) (basketball) a rapid dash to get a shot as soon as possible after taking possession of the ball

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) the propulsion of a ball by repeated taps or kicks

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) an 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)

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) (basketball) a foul that can be assessed on a player or a coach or a team for unsportsmanlike conduct; does not usually involve physical contact during play

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) a raised vertical board with basket attached; used to play basketball

"he banked the shot off the backboard"

(basketball is the domain which ... is member of) used of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit

"a ball-hawking center fielder"

Definition 2: an inflated ball used in playing basketball - [noun denoting artifact]

(basketball is a kind of ...) round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games

"the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve" "the mayor threw out the first ball" "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"

(basketball is a kind of ...) sports equipment used in playing basketball

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