Definitions for ball

Definitions for (noun) ball

Main entry: ball

Definition: a pitch that is not in the strike zone

Usage: he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him

Main entry: ball

Definition: the game of baseball

Main entry: ball

Definition: round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games

Usage: the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve; the mayor threw out the first ball; the ball rolled into the corner pocket

Main entry: ball

Definition: a spherical object used as a plaything

Usage: he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub

Main entry: musket ball, ball

Definition: a solid projectile that is shot by a musket

Usage: they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

Main entry: bollock, ball, ballock, egg, testicle, testis, nut, orchis

Definition: one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

Usage: she kicked him in the balls and got away

Main entry: ball

Definition: a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass

Usage: the ball at the base of the thumb; he stood on the balls of his feet

Main entry: formal, ball

Definition: a lavish dance requiring formal attire

Main entry: lump, ball, chunk, clod, clump, glob

Definition: a compact mass

Usage: a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder

Main entry: ball

Definition: the people assembled at a lavish formal dance

Usage: the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded

Main entry: Ball, Lucille Ball

Definition: United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)

Main entry: globe, ball, orb

Definition: an object with a spherical shape

Usage: a ball of fire

Definitions for (verb) ball

Main entry: ball

Definition: form into a ball by winding or rolling

Usage: ball wool

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