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Ball 1Definition: Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow.
Ball 2Definition: A spherical body of any substance or size used to play with, as by throwing, knocking, kicking,
Ball 3Definition: A general name for
games in which a ball is thrown,
kicked, or knocked. See Baseball, and Football.
Ball 4Definition: Any solid spherical, cylindrical, or conical projectile of lead or iron, to be discharged from a firearm; as, a cannon ball; a rifle ball; often used collectively; as, powder and ball. Spherical
balls for the
smaller firearms are commonly called
Ball 5Definition: A flaming, roundish body shot into the air; a case filled with
combustibles intended to burst and give light or set fire, or to produce smoke or stench; as, a fire ball; a stink ball.
Ball 6Definition: A
leather-covered cushion, fastened to a handle called a
ballstock; formerly used by
printers for inking the form, but now superseded by the roller.
Ball 7Definition: A roundish protuberant portion of some part of the body; as, the ball of the thumb; the ball of the foot.
Ball 8Definition: A large pill, a form in which medicine is commonly given to
horses; a bolus.
Ball 9Definition: The globe or earth.
Ball 10Definition: To gather
balls which cling to the feet, as of damp snow or clay; to gather into
balls; as, the horse
balls; the snow
Ball 11Definition: To heat in a furnace and form into
balls for rolling.
Ball 12Definition: To form or wind into a ball; as, to ball cotton.
Ball 13Definition: A social assembly for the purpose of dancing.
ball 14Definition: a pitch that is not in the strike zone; "he threw nine straight
balls before the manager yanked him"
ball 15Definition: a ball game played with a bat and ball between two
players; teams take
turns at bat trying to score run; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every
empy lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the are
ball 16Definition: round object that is hit or thrown or
games; "the ball travelled mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"
ball 17Definition: a spherical object used as a plaything; "he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub"
ball 18Definition: a solid ball shot by a musket; "they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball"
ball 19Definition: one of the two male reproductive
glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete
kicked him in the
balls and got away"
ball 20Definition: a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass; ball of the human foot or ball at the base of the thumb; "he stood on the
balls of his feet"
ball 21Definition: a lavish formal dance
ball 22Definition: a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
ball 23Definition: the people assembled at a lavish formal dance; "the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded"
Ball 24Definition: United
States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program
ball 25Definition: an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"
ball 26Definition: form into a ball by winding or rolling; "ball wool"