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ball

noun

1 ball

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

Roget 727: arm, arms; weapon, deadly weapon; armament, armaments, armature; panoply, stand of arms; armor etc. (defense) 717; armory ... show more

Roget 284: propulsion, projection; propelment; vis a tergo [Lat.], force from behind; push, shove etc. (impulse) 276; ejaculate; ejection etc. 297; ... show more

Roget 892: sociality, sociability, sociableness etc. adj.; social intercourse; consociation; intercourse, intercommunity; consortship, companionship, comradeship; clubbism; ... show more



2 ball

A solid projectile that is shot by a musket:
— They had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball.

synonym: musket ball.

3 ball

An object with a spherical shape:
— A ball of fire.

synonyms: globe, orb.

Roget 249: rotundity; roundness etc. adj.; cylindricity; sphericity, spheroidity; globosity.    cylinder, cylindroid, cylindrical; barrel, drum; roll, ... show more

Dutch: bol, wereldbol
Polish: kulka, kula

4 ball

The people assembled at a lavish formal dance.

5 ball

One of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens:
— She kicked him in the balls and got away.

synonyms: ballock, bollock, egg, nut, orchis, testicle, testis.

Dutch: bal, geslachtsklier, kloot, teelbal, testikel, testis, zaadbal
Polish: jajco, jajo

6 ball

A spherical object used as a plaything.

Dutch: bal, bol, frommel, prop
Polish: piłka

7 Ball

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

synonym: Lucille Ball.

8 ball

A compact mass:
— A ball of mud caught him on the shoulder.

synonyms: chunk, clod, clump, glob, lump.

Dutch: bal, homp, klomp

9 ball

A lavish dance requiring formal attire.

synonym: formal.

Dutch: bal
Polish: bal

10 ball

A more or less rounded anatomical body or mass.

Dutch: bol

11 ball

A ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs:
— He played baseball in high school.
— There was a baseball game on every empty lot.
— There was a desire for National League ball in the area.
— Play ball!.

synonyms: baseball, baseball game.

Roget 840: amusement, entertainment, recreation, fun, game, fun and games; diversion, divertissement; reaction, solace; pastime, passetemps [Fr.], sport; ... show more

Dutch: honkbal
Polish: baseball, bejsbol

12 ball

A pitch that is not in the strike zone.

Dutch: bolletje

verb

1 ball

Form into a ball by winding or rolling.

Roget 586: speak to, address, accost, make up to, apostrophize, appeal to, invoke; ball, salute; call to, halloo.    take aside, take by the button; talk to in private.    ... show more


Moby thesaurus: Kaffeeklatsch, action, agate, assemblee, assembly, assignation, at home, bal, bal costume, bal masque, ball bearing, balloon, bar shot, barn dance, baseball, baseball bat, basketball, bat, battledore, bauble ... show more.

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