Meaning of BALL in English


noun the globe or earth.

2. ball ·noun a social assembly for the purpose of dancing.

3. ball ·vt to form or wind into a ball; as, to ball cotton.

4. ball ·vt to heat in a furnace and form into balls for rolling.

5. ball ·noun a large pill, a form in which medicine is commonly given to horses; a bolus.

6. ball ·noun any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow.

7. ball ·noun a general name for games in which a ball is thrown, kicked, or knocked. ·see baseball, and football.

8. ball ·noun a spherical body of any substance or size used to play with, as by throwing, knocking, kicking, ·etc.

9. ball ·noun a roundish protuberant portion of some part of the body; as, the ball of the thumb; the ball of the foot.

10. ball ·vi to gather balls which cling to the feet, as of damp snow or clay; to gather into balls; as, the horse balls; the snow balls.

11. ball ·noun 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— formerly used by printers for inking the form, but now superseded by the roller.

12. ball ·add. ·noun a pitched ball, not struck at by the batsman, which fails to pass over the home base at a height not greater than the batsman's shoulder nor less than his knee.

13. ball ·noun 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.

14. ball ·noun 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 bullets.

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