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A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you're going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.
Jason Kidd

Meaning of "basketball player" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BASKETBALL PLAYER

basketball player  [ˈbɑːskɪtˌbɔːl ˈpleɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BASKETBALL PLAYER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Basketball player is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BASKETBALL PLAYER MEAN IN ENGLISH?

basketball player

Basketball

Basketball is a sport played by two teams of five players on a rectangular court. The objective is to shoot a ball through a hoop 18 inches in diameter and 10 feet high mounted to a backboard at each end. Basketball is one of the world's most popular and widely viewed sports. A team can score a field goal by shooting the ball through the basket during regular play. A field goal scores two points for the shooting team if a player is touching or closer to the basket than the three-point line, and three points if the player is behind the three-point line. The team with the most points at the end of the game wins, but additional time may be issued when the game ends with a draw. The ball can be advanced on the court by bouncing it while walking or running or throwing it to a team mate. It is a violation to move without dribbling the ball, to carry it, or to hold the ball with both hands then resume dribbling. Violations are called "fouls". A personal foul is penalized, and a free throw is usually awarded to an offensive player if he is fouled while shooting the ball.

Definition of basketball player in the English dictionary

The definition of basketball player in the dictionary is someone who plays basketball.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BASKETBALL PLAYER


ballplayer
ˈbɔːlˌpleɪə
bilayer
ˈbaɪˌleɪə
bricklayer
ˈbrɪkˌleɪə
displayer
dɪsˈpleɪə
Himalaya
ˌhɪməˈleɪə
i-Player
ˈaɪˌpleɪə
interlayer
ˈɪntəˌleɪə
layer
ˈleɪə
Malaya
məˈleɪə
Meghalaya
ˌmeɪɡəˈleɪə
monolayer
ˈmɒnəʊˌleɪə
MP3-player
ˌempiːˈθriːˌpleɪə
multilayer
ˈmʌltɪˌleɪə
multiplayer
ˈmʌltɪˌpleɪə
player
ˈpleɪə
slayer
ˈsleɪə
underlayer
ˈʌndəˌleɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BASKETBALL PLAYER

bask
Baskerville
basket
basket case
basket chair
basket clause
basket hilt
Basket Maker
basket weave
basket-hilted
basket-star
basketball
basketful
basketlike
basketry
basketweave
basketweaver
basketwork
basking shark

WORDS THAT END LIKE BASKETBALL PLAYER

bass player
boundary layer
cassette player
CD player
DVD player
football player
front-line player
hockey player
key player
MP3 player
ozone layer
pool player
prayer
record player
rugby player
soccer player
team player
tennis player
utility player
video player
violin player

Synonyms and antonyms of basketball player in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «basketball player» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BASKETBALL PLAYER

Find out the translation of basketball player to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of basketball player from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «basketball player» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

篮球运动员
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

jugador de baloncesto
570 millions of speakers

English

basketball player
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

बास्केटबॉल खिलाड़ी
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لاعب كرة السلة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

баскетболист
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jogador de basquete
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

বাস্কেটবল খেলোয়াড়
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

joueur de basket-ball
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

pemain bola keranjang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Basketball-Spieler
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バスケットボール選手
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

농구 선수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Pemain basket
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

cầu thủ bóng rổ
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கூடைப்பந்து விளையாட்டு வீரா்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बास्केटबॉल खेळाडू
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Basketbol oyuncusu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

giocatore di basket
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

koszykarz
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

баскетболіст
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

jucător de baschet
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπασκετμπολίστας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

basketbal speler
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

basketspelare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

basketballspiller
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of basketball player

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BASKETBALL PLAYER»

The term «basketball player» is quite widely used and occupies the 36.163 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BASKETBALL PLAYER» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about basketball player

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10 QUOTES WITH «BASKETBALL PLAYER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word basketball player.
1
Ashley Bell
I'm a huge LeBron James fan. I love The Heat. He's an incredible basketball player.
2
J. Cole
I want people to follow their dreams, yes... but I'm not interested in telling young black kids how to be rappers... I want to show them that there's so many other paths you can take, besides a rapper or basketball player.
3
Chuck Connors
I wasn't a bad basketball player, but I was far from the world's greatest. Good defense, no offense - that was me.
4
Ronnie James Dio
I always wanted to be a basketball player.
5
Bill Gates
Everyone needs a coach. It doesn't matter whether you're a basketball player, a tennis player, a gymnast or a bridge player.
6
Jim Gerlach
Not only is Rip Hamilton an outstanding basketball player, he is also known for giving back to his community.
7
Mark E. Hyman
Michael Jordon may have been the best basketball player in history, but he couldn't have won six NBA titles without a team.
8
Goran Ivanisevic
My sporting hero was Drazen Petrovic, the NBA basketball player, who was killed in a car accident in 1993. He was a good friend, an unbelievable player, and I dedicated my Wimbledon win to him.
9
Michael Jordan
There is no such thing as a perfect basketball player, and I don't believe there is only one greatest player either.
10
Jason Kidd
A lot of late nights in the gym, a lot of early mornings, especially when your friends are going out, you're going to the gym, those are the sacrifices that you have to make if you want to be an NBA basketball player.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BASKETBALL PLAYER»

Discover the use of basketball player in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to basketball player and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
You Must Be a Basketball Player: Rethinking Integration in ...
Documenting a black professor’s account of his own professional experience, this study describes what it feels like to be a nonwhite academic in one of the “big three” disciplines in the humanities—English, history, and philosophy.
Anthony Stewart, 2009
2
The Book of Basketball: The NBA According to The Sports Guy
Comprehensive, authoritative, controversial, hilarious, and impossible to put down (even for Celtic-haters), The Book of Basketball offers every hardwood fan a courtside seat beside the game’s finest, funniest, and fiercest chronicler.
Bill Simmons, 2009
3
The Basketball Player's Bible: A Comprehensive and ...
How this book will help you: It supplies field-tested successful teaching lessons ready to use; It teaches the fundamentals to players and to coaches; It provides goals, keys to learning, and counterproductive ideas which prevent ...
Sidney Goldstein, 2008
4
I Want to Be a Basketball Player
Describes potential aspects of the life of a professional basketball player, including practice, slam dunks, play-offs, endorsements, and meeting fans.
Katie Franks, 2007
5
Michael Jordan: Basketball Player
Examines the life and career of the high-scoring Chicago Bulls player, who made a brief attempt to play minor league baseball in 1994 and returned to play basketball with the Washington Wizards in 2001.
Mike McGovern, 2005
6
The Basketball Player: An Escape from the Word Cult
Such is the view of Adam Verneer, the basketball player, who, victimized by "mental illness, " defeats it, and is successful in finding his true spiritual self.
James Rensenbrink, 2002
7
Basketball on Paper: Rules and Tools for Performance Analysis
Basketball on Paper doesn't just stop with player evaluation: Dean Oliver occasionally applies business models to teamwork debates, and discusses strategy and variables of the game.
Dean Oliver, 2004
8
Journal of a Wannabe Basketball Player
I love basketball Mama always tells me to keep my grades up and I can be anything I want to be when I grow up if I set my mind to it not just a basketball player. But that's all I want to do is play basketball. Kela plays too. She is good. She is ...
Lovely Whitmore, 2012
9
Journals of a Wannabe Basketball Player
I love basketball Mama always tells me to keep my grades up and I can be anything I want to be when I grow up if I set my mind to it not just a basketball player. But that's all I want to do is play basketball. Kela plays too. She is good. She is ...
Lovely Whitmore
10
My Dad's a Basketball Player
Amy Harrison. Dad looked really surprised, but happy. “Yeah, I thought you could use a little company.” “You were right about that. What's Mason up to?” “He's at Lance's house. They're probably playing basketball together.” “Oh, well that's ...
Amy Harrison

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BASKETBALL PLAYER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term basketball player is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Probation for basketball player's killer
Probation for basketball player's killer. This isn't the outcome Troy Causey's family wanted, but it's the only one prosecutors felt they could get. «WFAA, Jul 15»
2
Lake Region State College basketball player named one of top …
Lake Region State College basketball player named one of top players in the country. By Adam Ladwig Today at 5:34 p.m. ... «WDAZ, Jul 15»
3
Former Illini basketball player Smith gets more probation
URBANA (AP) – Former Illinois basketball player Jamar Smith will get a second chance – starting this fall in a southern Indiana grocery store. «Alton Telegraph, Jul 15»
4
Girls basketball player of the year
2002-03 girls basketball player of the year: Salpointe Catholic's Sybil Dosty, left. 2002-03 girls basketball coach of the year: Salpointe Catholic's ... «Arizona Daily Star, Jul 15»
5
Garrettsville Garfield girls basketball player Grayson Rose makes …
Garfield's Grayson Rose (L) steals a pass intended for Richmond Heights' Deja Wnters. (John Kuntz, Northeast Ohio Media Group). «cleveland.com, Jul 15»
6
72-year-old basketball player shoots for national title
PINELLAS PARK – This month, 72-year-old Harry Carothers will travel to Minneapolis to compete in the National Senior Games presented by ... «Tampa Bay Newspapers, Jul 15»
7
What drives Stephen Curry as professional basketball player?
THE GOLDEN State Warriors did more than win the National Basketball Association championship. Led by their superstar Stephen Curry and ... «Inquirer.net, Jul 15»
8
Oregon Ducks' men's basketball player Ahmaad Rorie transfers to …
Ahmaad Rorie became the second player this offseason to transfer from the Oregon men's basketball team when he announced Friday that he ... «The Register-Guard, Jul 15»
9
Teen basketball player in Butte with prosthetic legs inspires team …
Teen basketball player in Butte with prosthetic legs inspires team-mates. Posted: Friday, July 3, 2015 10:54 AM EDT. Updated: Friday, July 3, 2015 10:58 AM ... «KRTV Great Falls News, Jul 15»
10
Derrick Gervin rekindles passion for basketball as personal trainer
Portrait of former UTSA and professional basketball player Derrick Gervin (left), younger brother of former Spurs player George “The Iceman” ... «San Antonio Express-News, Jul 15»

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