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[Ball]

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

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Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow.

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

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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

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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"

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

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

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

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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"

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a lavish formal dance

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

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

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

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

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


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Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow.

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A spherical body of any substance or size used to play with, as by throwing, knocking, kicking, etc.

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A general name for games in which a ball is thrown, kicked, or knocked. See Baseball, and Football.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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A roundish protuberant portion of some part of the body; as, the ball of the thumb; the ball of the foot.

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A large pill, a form in which medicine is commonly given to horses; a bolus.

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The globe or earth.

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.

v. t.
To heat in a furnace and form into balls for rolling.

v. t.
To form or wind into a ball; as, to ball cotton.

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A social assembly for the purpose of dancing.


Ball

Ball , n. [OE. bal, balle; akin to OHG. balla, palla, G. ball, Icel. b'94llr, ball; cf. F. balle. Cf. 1st Bale, n., Pallmall.] 1. Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow. 2. A spherical body of any substance or size used to play with, as by throwing, knocking, kicking, etc. 3. A general name for games in which a ball is thrown, kicked, or knocked. See Baseball, and Football. 4. Any solid spherical, cylindrical, or conical projectile of lead or iron, to be discharged from a firearm; as, a cannon ball; a rife ball; -- often used collectively; as, powder and ball. Spherical balls for the smaller firearms are commonly called bullets. 5. (Pirotechnics & Mil.) 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. 6. (Print.) 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. 7. A roundish protuberant portion of some part of the body; as, the ball of the thumb; the ball of the foot. 8. (Far.) A large pill, a form in which medicine is commonly given to horses; a bolus. White. 9. The globe or earth. Pope.
Move round the dark terrestrial ball.
Ball and socket joint, a joint in which a ball moves within a socket, so as to admit of motion in every direction within certain limits. -- Ball bearings, a mechanical device for lessening the friction of axle bearings by means of small loose metal balls. -- Ball cartridge, a cartridge containing a ball, as distinguished from a blank cartridge, containing only powder. -- Ball cock, a faucet or valve which is opened or closed by the fall or rise of a ball floating in water at the end of a lever. -- Ball gudgeon, a pivot of a spherical form, which permits lateral deflection of the arbor or shaft, while retaining the pivot in its socket. Knight. -- Ball lever, the lever used in a ball cock. -- Ball of the eye, the eye itself, as distinguished from its lids and socket; -- formerly, the pupil of the eye. -- Ball valve (Mach.), a contrivance by which a ball, placed in a circular cup with a hole in its bottom, operates as a valve. -- Ball vein (Mining), a sort of iron ore, found in loose masses of a globular form, containing sparkling particles. -- Three balls, or Three golden balls, a pawnbroker's sign or shop. Syn. -- See Globe.

Ball

Ball, v. i. [imp. & p. p. Balled (); p. pr. & vb. n. Balling.] 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.

Ball

Ball, v. t. 1. (Metal.) To heat in a furnace and form into balls for rolling. 2. To form or wind into a ball; as, to ball cotton.

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Ball, n. [F. bal, fr. OF. baler to dance, fr. LL. ballare. Of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. to toss or throw, or , , to leap, bound, to dance, jump about; or cf. 1st Ball, n.] A social assembly for the purpose of dancing.

Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow.

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.

To heat in a furnace and form into balls for rolling.

A social assembly for the purpose of dancing.

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Usage Examples

Golf... is the infallible test. The man who can go into a patch of rough alone, with the knowledge that only God is watching him, and play his ball where it lies, is the man who will serve you faithfully and well.

Anyone who has played the game professionally, you're always taught that the ball is the most important, most precious thing, so when the ball hits the ground, it's always a mad scramble. It's amazing how many times there is a fumble, and the person who recovers it initially doesn't walk away with the ball.

Baseball just a came as simple as a ball and bat. Yet, as complex as the American spirit it symbolizes. A sport, a business and sometimes almost even a religion.

I always keep a ball in the car. You never know.

Baseball is the president tossing out the first ball of the season. And a scrubby schoolboy playing catch with his dad on a Mississippi farm.

A ball player has to be kept hungry to become a big leaguer. That's why no boy from a rich family has ever made the big leagues.

For a good workout, I go to At One Fitness in North Hollywood, where my trainer, Jon Allsop, puts me through it all. I like it because it's a small gym and I've known the people for a long time. Jon will have me do cross-training where I'll lift weights, jump rope, throw around a medicine ball and I never get to stop.

Being a good teammate is when you try to sprint down a ball that everyone thinks is going out of bounds. But you go after it anyways and you get it.

Misspelled Form

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Other Usage Examples

Happiness is a ball after which we run wherever it rolls, and we push it with our feet when it stops.

Baseball is a game where a curve is an optical illusion, a screwball can be a pitch or a person, stealing is legal and you can spit anywhere you like except in the umpire's eye or on the ball.

Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.

Golf is a game in which one endeavors to control a ball with implements ill adapted for the purpose.

He hits the ball a long way and he knows how to win.

But I was so wrapped up in sports growing up as a kid, that I think I was going to grow to be a pro ball player. But I found out real quick that was not going to happen.

At ten I was playing against 18-year-old guys. At 15 I was playing professional ball with the Birmingham Black Barons, so I really came very quickly in all sports.

He who lives by the crystal ball soon learns to eat ground glass.

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