Dictionary Results for ball


1. ball - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): game_equipment




2. ball - noun

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

Synonym(s): musket_ball

Hypernym(s): shot, pellet




3. ball - noun

· an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"

Synonym(s): globe, orb

Hypernym(s): sphere




4. ball - noun

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

Hypernym(s): dance




5. ball - noun

· one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"

Synonym(s): testis, testicle, orchis, ballock, bollock, nut, egg

Hypernym(s): male_reproductive_gland, gonad, sex_gland




6. ball - noun

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

Hypernym(s): plaything, toy




7. ball - noun

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

Synonym(s): Ball, Lucille_Ball




8. ball - noun

· a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"

Synonym(s): clod, glob, lump, clump, chunk

Hypernym(s): agglomeration




9. ball - noun

· a lavish dance requiring formal attire

Synonym(s): formal

Hypernym(s): dance




10. ball - noun

· 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"

Hypernym(s): structure, anatomical_structure, complex_body_part, bodily_structure, body_structure




11. ball - noun

· 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!"

Synonym(s): baseball, baseball_game

Hypernym(s): ball_game, ballgame




12. ball - noun

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

Hypernym(s): pitch, delivery




13. ball - verb

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

Hypernym(s): wind, wrap, roll, twine





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