Definition of BALL

noun : BALL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) 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" ;

  • 2. (

    ) a solid projectile that is shot by a musket; "they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball" ;

  • 4. (

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

  • 6. (

    ) a spherical object used as a plaything; "he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub" ;

  • 7. (

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

  • 10. (

    ) a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass; "the ball at the base of the thumb"; "he stood on the balls of his feet" ;

  • 11. (

    ) 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!" ;

  • 12. (

    ) a pitch that is not in the strike zone; "he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him" ;

verb : BALL

Source: WordNet 3.1

  • 1. (

    ) form into a ball by winding or rolling; "ball wool" ;

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