basketball vs hoops what difference

what is difference between basketball and hoops

English

Etymology

basket +‎ ball

Pronunciation

  • (Received Pronunciation) IPA(key): /ˈbɑːs.kɪt.bɔːl/
  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbæs.kɪt.bɔːl/

Noun

basketball (countable and uncountable, plural basketballs)

  1. (sports, uncountable) A sport in which two opposing teams of five players strive to put a ball through a hoop.
    Synonym: (US slang) hoops
  2. (countable) The particular kind of ball used in the sport of basketball.

Derived terms

Descendants


Translations

Verb

basketball (third-person singular simple present basketballs, present participle basketballing, simple past and past participle basketballed)

  1. To play basketball
    • 1968, Tom Tiede, Coward
      by high school he was basketballing with the best of an all-Negro league
  2. To throw in a similar way to when shooting a basketball
    • 1994, Jeff Probst, Bachelor Butterflies
      He took a sip from a paper coffee-cup , crumpled it up and basketballed it into a small rubbish bin about five feet from him.

See also

  • Appendix:Glossary of basketball

Danish

Etymology

Borrowed from English basketball.

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /baːskətbaːl/, [ˈb̥ɑːsɡ̊əd̥ˌb̥ɒːl]

Noun

basketball c (singular definite basketballen, not used in plural form)

  1. basketball

Synonyms

  • (sport): basket
  • (ball): basketbold

See also

  • basketball on the Danish Wikipedia.Wikipedia da

French

Noun

basketball m (uncountable)

  1. Alternative form of basket-ball

Norwegian Bokmål

Etymology

From English basketball.

Pronunciation

Noun

basketball m (definite singular basketballen, uncountable)

  1. basketball (ball game)
    Synonym: basket

References

  • “basketball” in The Bokmål Dictionary.
  • “basketball” in Det Norske Akademis ordbok (NAOB).

Norwegian Nynorsk

Etymology

From English basketball.

Noun

basketball m (definite singular basketballen, uncountable)

  1. basketball (ball game)
    Synonym: korgball

References

  • “basketball” in The Nynorsk Dictionary.


English

Pronunciation

  • IPA(key): /huːps/
  • Rhymes: -uːps

Noun

hoops

  1. plural of hoop

Noun

hoops pl (plural only)

  1. (US) basketball

Translations

Verb

hoops

  1. Third-person singular simple present indicative form of hoop

Anagrams

  • Shoop, hospo, poohs, posho, shoop

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