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ball

 
Noun ball has 12 senses
  1. ball - 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"
    --1 is a kind of
    game equipment
    --1 has particulars:
     baseball; basketball; billiard ball; bocce ball, bocci ball, boccie ball; bowl; bowling ball; cricket ball; croquet ball; field hockey ball; football; golf ball; handball; lacrosse ball; marble; medicine ball; ninepin ball, skittle ball; ping-pong ball; polo ball; pool ball; punching bag, punch bag, punching ball, punchball; racquetball; roulette ball; rugby ball; soccer ball; softball, playground ball; squash ball; tennis ball; volleyball; Wiffle, Wiffle Ball
  2. musket ball, ball - a solid ball shot by a musket; "they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball"
    --2 is a kind of shot, pellet
  3. ball, globe, orb - an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"
    --3 is a kind of sphere
    --3 has particulars:
     crystal ball; mothball, camphor ball; time-ball; fireball; fireball; globule; spherule; pellet; bolus
  4. ball - the people assembled at a lavish formal dance; "the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded"
    --4 is a kind of
    dance
    --4 has part: promenade
  5. testis, testicle, orchis, ball, ballock, bollock, nut, egg - one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
    --5 is a kind of male reproductive gland; gonad, sex gland
    --5 is a part of
     male reproductive system; male genitalia, male genitals, male genital organ, family jewels
    --5 has parts:
     testicular artery, internal spermatic artery, arteria testicularis; testicular vein, vena testicularis; seminiferous tubule; epididymis; rete testis; vas deferens, ductus deferens; spermatic cord
    --5 has particulars: cobblers; undescended testis, undescended testicle
  6. ball - a spherical object used as a plaything; "he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub"
    --6 is a kind of
    plaything, toy
    --6 has particulars: beach ball; snowball
  7. Ball, Lucille Ball - United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)
    --7 is a kind of actress; comedienne
  8. ball, clod, glob, lump, clump, chunk - a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
    --8 is a kind of agglomeration
    --8 has particulars: clot, coagulum; gob; clew
  9. ball - a lavish formal dance
    --9 is a kind of
    dance
    --9 has particulars:
     cotillion, cotilion; masked ball, masquerade ball, fancy-dress ball; promenade, prom
  10. ball - 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"
    --10 is a kind of
    structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure
    --10 is a part of sole; hand, manus, mitt, paw
    Derived form: verb ball1
  11. baseball, baseball game, ball - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of 9 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 area"; "play ball!"
    --11 is a kind of ball game, ballgame
    --11 has particulars:
     daisy cutter; professional baseball; hardball; perfect game; no-hit game, no-hitter; one-hitter, 1-hitter; two-hitter, 2-hitter; three-hitter, 3-hitter; four-hitter, 4-hitter; five-hitter, 5-hitter; softball, softball game; rounders; stickball, stickball game; steal
  12. ball - a pitch that is not in the strike zone; "he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him"
    --12 is a kind of
    pitch, delivery
Verb ball has 1 sense
  1. ball - form into a ball by winding or rolling; "ball wool"
    --1 is one way to
    wind, wrap, roll, twine
    Derived form: noun ball10
    Sample sentence:
    Somebody ----s something
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