English Language Learners Definition of basketball. : a game in which two teams of five players bounce a ball and try to score points by throwing the ball through one of the raised nets at each end of a rectangular court. : a large rubber ball that is used in the game of basketball. See the full definition for basketball in the English Language Learners Dictionary.
Basketball, game played between two teams of five players each on a rectangular court, usually indoors. Each team tries to score by tossing the ball through the opponent’s goal, an elevated horizontal hoop and net called a basket. It is the only major sport strictly of U.S. origin.
1 A game played between two teams of five players in which goals are scored by throwing a ball through a netted hoop fixed at each end of the court. ‘You'll be able to watch live premiership games, basketball, golf, cricket, and all sorts.’. More example sentences.
a game played by two teams of five players who score points by throwing the ball through a net that hangs from a metal ring, or the ball used in this game (Definition of basketball from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Korfball (Dutch: Korfbal, korf meaning 'basket') started in the Netherlands and is now played worldwide as a mixed-gender team ball game, similar to mixed netball and basketball. Netball is a limited-contact team sport in which two teams of seven try to score points against one another by placing a ball through a high hoop.
Basketball is a team sport where one team, usually consisting of five players on each team, play against each other on a rectangular court. The objective is to get the ball through a hoop mounted high on a backboard on the opponent's side of the court, while preventing the opponent from shooting it into your team's hoop.
The game is played between two teams, with five players per team allowed on the court at any one time. Points are scored by getting the ball through a hoop called 'the goal' or 'the basket', and the team scoring the most points wins.
Meaning: A pass to a teammate that leads directly to a goal. Meaning: A board behind the basket, off which the ball may rebound. Meaning: To stop the movement of an opponent, or stop an opponent’s pass or shot. Meaning: A pass that bounces off the floor before it reaches the receiver.