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

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Ball

A ball is a round, usually spherical but sometimes ovoid, object with various uses. It is used in ball games, where the play of the game follows the state of the ball as it is hit, kicked or thrown by players. In the context of sports, `ball` need not refer to a spherical object, as is the case in American football. Balls can also be used for si.....
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BALL

The open source project BALL consists of the versatile C++ class framework BALL (Biochemical Algorithms Library), a library of algorithms and data structures targeting molecular modelling and computational structural bioinformatics, a Python interface to this library and the open source graphical interface to BALL, the molecular viewer BALLView (a...
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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

(1) Constructed of a cork centre wound with string, with a cover of polished red leather, a cricket ball weighs 156 gm (seniors) or 142 gm (junior or female). At most levels of the game, each innings begins with a new ball, whose gradual softening and loss of shine cause its behaviour to change as the innings progresses.
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Ball

(2) A delivery from the bowler.
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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

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

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

(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

[anatomy] The ball of the foot is where the toes join with the rest of the foot. It comprises the heads of the metatarsals together as a unit. ...
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Ball

[association football] A soccer ball, or association football ball is the ball used in the sport of association football. The name of the ball varies according to whether the sport is called `football`, `soccer`, or `association football`. The ball`s spherical shape, as well as its size, weight, and material composition, are specified by La...
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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

[crater] The crater is located to the west of the crater Lexell and southeast of Gauricus. To the south is Sasserides, and further to the south-southwest is the prominent ray crater Tycho. ==Satellite craters== By convention these features are identified on lunar maps by placing the letter on the side of the crater midpoint that is closest ...
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Ball

[mathematics] In mathematics, a ball is the space inside a sphere. It may be a closed ball (including the boundary points of the sphere) or an open ball (excluding them). These concepts are defined not only in three-dimensional Euclidean space but also for lower and higher dimensions, and for metric spaces in general. A ball in n dimensions...
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Ball

[rhythmic gymnastics] The Ball is a piece of apparatus used in rhythmic gymnastics. It is made of either rubber or synthetic material (pliable plastic) provided it possesses the same elasticity as rubber. It is from 18 to 20 cm in diameter and must have a minimum weight of 400g. The ball can be of any colour. The ball should rest in the gym...
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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 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

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

A pitch which does not enter the strike zone and is not struck at by the batter.
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Ball

a small sphere used in playing golf, which is intended to be struck by a club and travel in the general direction of the green for a particular hole, if one is playing on a regulation golf course.
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Ball

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

a spherical object normally kicked around by football players. Balls used in official matches are standardised for size, weight, and material, and manufactured to the specifications set in the Laws of the Game.[29]
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