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Dictionary definition for: Ball

1. (v) form into a ball by winding or rolling; "ball wool"

2. (n) 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"

3. (n) a solid ball shot by a musket; "they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball"

4. (n) an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"

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

6. (n) one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"

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

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

9. (n) a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"

10. (n) a lavish formal dance

11. (n) 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"

12. (n) 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 are

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

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