[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"
[noun] a solid ball shot by a musket; "they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball"
[noun] an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"
Synonyms: globe, orb
[noun] the people assembled at a lavish formal dance; "the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded"
[noun] one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"
Synonyms: testis, testicle, orchis, ock, bollock, nut, egg
[noun] a spherical object used as a plaything; "he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub"
[noun] United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)
Synonyms: Ball, Lucille Ball
[noun] a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
Synonyms: clod, glob, lump, clump, chunk
[noun] a lavish formal dance
[noun] 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"
[noun] 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 area"; "play ball!"
Synonyms: basebase game
[noun] a pitch that is not in the strike zone; "he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him"
[verb] form into a ball by winding or rolling; "ball wool"
bocce ball, bocci ball, boccie ball
field hockey ball
ninepin ball, skittle ball
punching bag, punch bag, punching ball, punchball
softball, playground ball
Wiffle, Wiffle Ball
mothball, camphor ball
undescended testis, undescended testicle
masked ball, masquerade ball, fancy-dress ball
no-hit game, no-hitter
softball, softball game
stickball, stickball game