ball

  1. round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
  2. any object with a spherical shape
  3. a lavish formal dance
  4. one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
  5. a spherical object used as a plaything
  6. a compact mass
  7. a pitch that is not in the strike zone

ball

a spherical object used to pump down the drill string or tubing to trip, release, or otherwise operate certain hydraulic-type tools.

ball

See WARP BALL.

Ball

Bullet. (The actual projectile.)
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Ball

Meaning as a surname: Nickname for a bald man.
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ball

[n] - an object with a spherical shape 2. [n] - the people assembled at a lavish formal dance 3. [n] - a compact mass 4. [n] - a lavish formal dance 5. [n] - a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass 6. [n] - a spherical object used as a plaything 7. [n] - round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games 8. ...
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Ball

White and made of plastic or wood. It weighs four and a half ounces and is three and a half inches in diameter.
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Ball

A sphere together with its interior. See also: Sphere.
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Ball

Ball (bal) noun [ Middle English bal , balle ; akin to Old High German balla , palla , German ball , Icelandic böllr , ball; confer French balle . Confer 1st Bale , noun , Pallmall .] 1. Any round or r...
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Ball

Ball intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Balled (bald); present participle & verbal noun Balling .] To gather balls which cling to the feet, as of damp snow or clay; to gather into balls; as, the horse balls ; the snow
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Ball

Ball transitive verb 1. (Metal.) To heat in a furnace and form into balls for rolling. 2. To form or wind into a ball; as, to ball cotton.
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Ball

Ball noun [ French bal , from Old French baler to dance, from Late Latin ballare . Of uncertain origin; confer Greek ba`llein to toss or throw, or pa`llein , pa`llesqai , to leap, bound, balli`zein to dance, jump about; or confer 1st
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ball

1. Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow. ... 2. A spherical body of any substance or size used to play with, as by throwing, knocking, kicking, etc. ... 3. A general name for games in which a ball is thrown, kicked, or knocked. See Baseball, and Football. ... 4. Any solid spherical, cylindrical,...
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ball

noun the people assembled at a lavish formal dance; `the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded`
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ball

glob noun a compact mass; `a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder`
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ball

(bawl) a more or less spherical mass. See also globus and sphere. fungus ball a tumorlike granulomatous mass formed by colonization of a fungus in a body cavity, usually a bronchus or pulmonary cavity but occasionally a nasal cavity; the organism may disseminate through the blood...
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Ball

• (n.) The globe or earth. • (n.) A spherical body of any substance or size used to play with, as by throwing, knocking, kicking, etc. • (n.) 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. Spher...
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ball

spherical or ovoid object for throwing, hitting, or kicking in various sports and games. The ball is mentioned in the earliest recorded literatures ... [6 related articles]
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ball

ball (BAWL) 1. Round mass, sphere, spheroid, globe, globule: 'The cat played with the ball of twine.' 2. Game of ball, ball game: 'Four boys were playing ball in the field.' 3. Shot, bullets, projectiles: 'Each musket was loaded with powder and ball.' 4. Dance, dancing party, promenade, prom: 'The banquet was followed by a ball.'
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Ball

[bearing] Bearing balls are special highly spherical and smooth balls, most commonly used in ball bearings, but also used as components in things like freewheel mechanisms. The balls come in many different grades, as defined by the American Bearing Manufacturers Association (ABMA), which defines the precision of the balls. They are manufact...
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Ball

Ball is American slang for to copulate with.
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ball

Type: Term Pronunciation: bawl Definitions: 1. A round mass. 2. In veterinary medicine, a large pill or bolus. See: bezoar
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Ball

Type: Term Pronunciation: bawl Definitions: 1. Charles B., Irish surgeon, 1851-1916. See: Ball operation
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ball

(mathematical) Mathematicians, unlike the rest of the human race, draw a sharp distinction between a sphere and a ball. A sphere (in mathematics) is only a surface, whereas a ball is everything inside, and possibly including, that surface – the filling of the sphere. An op...
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Ball

In weapon terminology, a ball was originally a spherical projectile, now generally a fully jacketed bullet of cylindrical profile with round or pointed nose. Most commonly used in military terminology.
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