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    ball - Dictionary definition and meaning for word ball

    Definition
    (noun) round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    Example Sentence
    • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
    • the mayor threw out the first ball
    • the ball rolled into the corner pocket
    Definition
    (noun) a solid projectile that is shot by a musket
    Synonyms : musket ball
    Example Sentence
    • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball
    Definition
    (noun) an object with a spherical shape
    Synonyms : globe , orb
    Example Sentence
    • a ball of fire
    Definition
    (noun) the people assembled at a lavish formal dance
    Example Sentence
    • the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded
    Definition
    (noun) one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
    Synonyms : ballock , bollock , egg , nut , orchis , testicle , testis
    Example Sentence
    • she kicked him in the balls and got away
    Definition
    (noun) a spherical object used as a plaything
    Example Sentence
    • he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub
    Definition
    (noun) United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)
    Synonyms : lucille ball
    Definition
    (noun) a compact mass
    Synonyms : chunk , clod , clump , glob , lump
    Example Sentence
    • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder
    Definition
    (noun) a lavish dance requiring formal attire
    Synonyms : formal
    Definition
    (noun) a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass
    Example Sentence
    • the ball at the base of the thumb
    • he stood on the balls of his feet
    Definition
    (noun) the game of baseball Definition
    (noun) a pitch that is not in the strike zone
    Example Sentence
    • he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him
    Definition
    (verb) form into a ball by winding or rolling
    Example Sentence
    • ball wool
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