BALL MEANING IN ENGLISH

• Ball Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) The globe or earth.
  2. (n.) A spherical body of any substance or size used to play with, as by throwing, knocking, kicking, etc.
  3. (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. Spherical balls for the smaller firearms are commonly called bullets.
  4. (v. t.) To form or wind into a ball; as, to ball cotton.
  5. (n.) A social assembly for the purpose of dancing.
  6. (n.) 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.
  7. (v. i.) 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.
  8. (n.) 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cushion, fastened to a handle called a ballstock; -- formerly used by printers for inking the form, but now superseded by the roller.
  9. (v. t.) To heat in a furnace and form into balls for rolling.
  10. (n.) A general name for games in which a ball is thrown, kicked, or knocked. See Baseball, and Football.
  11. (n.) Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow.
  12. (n.) A large pill, a form in which medicine is commonly given to horses; a bolus.
  13. (n.) A roundish protuberant portion of some part of the body; as, the ball of the thumb; the ball of the foot.
  14. (n.) A pitched ball, not struck at by the batsman, which fails to pass over the home base at a height not greater than the batsmans shoulder nor less than his knee.


Synonyms:
Baseball, Chunk, Clod, Clump, Egg, Globe, Lump, Nut, Orb, Orchis, Testicle, Testis,

• Ball-flower Definition & Synonyms

  1. (n.) An ornament resembling a ball placed in a circular flower, the petals of which form a cup round it, -- usually inserted in a hollow molding.


• Balloted Definition & Synonyms

  1. (imp. & p. p.) of Ballot


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