1. [ noun ] a loud and disturbing noise
Related terms: noise
2. [ noun ] (law) an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit
Synonyms: illegitimate_enterprise fraudulent_scheme
Related terms: enterprise
3. [ verb ] hit with a racket, of a ball
Related terms: hit sport
4. [ noun ] (psychology) the auditory experience of sound that lacks musical quality; sound that is a disagreeable auditory experience
Synonyms: noise dissonance

"modern music is just noise to me"

Related terms: sound white_noise dissonate
5. [ verb ] make loud and annoying noises
Related terms: make_noise
6. [ verb ] celebrate noisily, often indulging in drinking; engage in uproarious festivities
Synonyms: make_happy whoop_it_up make_whoopie make_merry wassail jollify revel

"The members of the wedding party made merry all night" "Let's whoop it up--the boss is gone!"

Related terms: celebrate carouse revel reveler wassailer
7. [ noun ] (sport) 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
Synonyms: racquet
Related terms: sports_implement tennis_racket crosse paddle badminton_racket squash_racket handle face
Similar spelling:   rackety