|1.||[ noun ] a loud and disturbing noise|
|2.||[ noun ] (law) an illegal enterprise (such as extortion or fraud or drug peddling or prostitution) carried on for profit|
|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|
"modern music is just noise to me"
|Related terms:||sound white_noise dissonate|
|5.||[ verb ] make loud and annoying noises|
|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|
|Related terms:||sports_implement tennis_racket crosse paddle badminton_racket squash_racket handle face|