Definitions of ball:
  • noun:   a pitch that is not in the strike zone
    Example: "He threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him"
  • noun:   round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    Example: "The ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"
  • noun:   a spherical object used as a plaything
    Example: "He played with his rubber ball in the bathtub"
  • noun:   a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass; ball of the human foot or ball at the base of the thumb
    Example: "He stood on the balls of his feet"
  • noun:   a lavish formal dance
  • noun:   a compact mass
    Example: "A ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
  • noun:   the people assembled at a lavish formal dance
    Example: "The ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded"
  • noun:   United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)
  • noun:   an object with a spherical shape
    Example: "A ball of fire"
  • noun:   a solid ball shot by a musket
    Example: "They had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball"
  • noun:   a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of 9 players; teams take turns at bat trying to score run
    Example: "He played baseball in high school"
  • noun:   one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
    Example: "She kicked him in the balls and got away"
  • verb:   form into a ball by winding or rolling
    Example: "Ball wool"
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 2941 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #320)

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