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Meaning & Definition of Ball in English

English

Ball

/bɔl/

noun

1. Round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games

  • "The ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"
  • "The mayor threw out the first ball"
  • "The ball rolled into the corner pocket"
    synonym:
  • ball

2. A solid projectile that is shot by a musket

  • "They had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball"
    synonym:
  • musket ball
  • ,
  • ball

3. An object with a spherical shape

  • "A ball of fire"
    synonym:
  • ball
  • ,
  • globe
  • ,
  • orb

4. The people assembled at a lavish formal dance

  • "The ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded"
    synonym:
  • ball

5. One of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens

  • "She kicked him in the balls and got away"
    synonym:
  • testis
  • ,
  • testicle
  • ,
  • orchis
  • ,
  • ball
  • ,
  • ballock
  • ,
  • bollock
  • ,
  • nut
  • ,
  • egg

6. A spherical object used as a plaything

  • "He played with his rubber ball in the bathtub"
    synonym:
  • ball

7. United states comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)

    synonym:
  • Ball
  • ,
  • Lucille Ball

8. A compact mass

  • "A ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
    synonym:
  • ball
  • ,
  • clod
  • ,
  • glob
  • ,
  • lump
  • ,
  • clump
  • ,
  • chunk

9. A lavish dance requiring formal attire

    synonym:
  • ball
  • ,
  • formal

10. A more or less rounded anatomical body or mass

  • "The ball at the base of the thumb"
  • "He stood on the balls of his feet"
    synonym:
  • ball

11. The game of baseball

    synonym:
  • ball

12. A pitch that is not in the strike zone

  • "He threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him"
    synonym:
  • ball

verb

1. Form into a ball by winding or rolling

  • "Ball wool"
    synonym:
  • ball

Examples of using

Soccer is a sport in which players can't touch the ball with their arms, except for the keeper, who can use his whole body to defend the goal.
The cat is playing with the ball.
Give me the ball!