HyperDic: ball

English > 13 senses of the word ball / Ball:
NOUNartifactballround object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games / games
artifactball, musket balla solid projectile that is shot by a musket
shapeball, globe, orban object with a spherical shape
groupballthe people assembled at a lavish formal dance
bodyball, testis, testicle, orchis, ballock, bollock, nut, eggone of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens
artifactballa spherical object used as a plaything
person Ball, Lucille BallUnited States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)
groupball, clod, glob, lump, clump, chunka compact mass
eventball, formala lavish dance requiring formal attire
bodyballa more or less rounded anatomical body or mass
actball, baseball, baseball gamea ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
actballa pitch that is not in the strike zone
VERBcontactballform into a ball by winding or rolling
ball / Ball > pronunciation
Soundsbao'l
Rhymesalbuterol ... windfall: 100 rhymes with aol...
English > ball: 13 senses > noun 1, artifact
Meaninground object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games / games.
Examples
  • "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"
  • "the mayor threw out the first ball"
  • "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"
NarrowerWiffle, Wiffle Ball(trademark) a hollow plastic ball with cutouts
baseballA ball used in playing baseball
basketballAn inflated ball used in playing basketball
billiard ballball used in playing billiards
bocce ball, bocci ball, boccie ballwooden ball that is bowled in the Italian game / game of bocce
bowlA wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game / game of lawn bowling
bowling ball, bowlA large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling
cricket ballThe ball used in playing cricket
croquet ballA wooden ball used in playing croquet
field hockey ballball used in playing field hockey
footballThe inflated oblong ball used in playing American football
golf ballA small hard ball used in playing golf
handballA small rubber / rubber ball used in playing the game / game of handball
jackA small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling
lacrosse ballball used in playing lacrosse
marbleA small ball of glass that is used in various games / games
medicine ballHeavy ball used in physical training
ninepin ball, skittle ballball used to knock down ninepins
ping-pong balllight hollow ball used in playing table tennis
polo ballwooden ball that is struck with mallets in playing polo
pool ballball used in playing pool
punching bag, punch bag, punching ball, punchballAn inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxing
racquetballThe ball used in playing the game / game of racquetball
roulette ballThe ball used to play roulette
rugby ballInflated oval ball used in playing rugby
soccer ballAn inflated ball used in playing soccer
softball, playground ballball used in playing softball
squash ballrubber / rubber ball used in playing squash
tennis ballball about the size of a fist used in playing tennis
volleyballAn inflated ball used in playing volleyball
Broadergame equipmentequipment or apparatus used in playing a game / game / game
Spanishbalón, bola, pelota
Catalanpilota
Nounsballa ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
English > ball: 13 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA solid projectile that is shot by a musket.
Example"they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball"
Synonymmusket ball
Broadershot, pelletA solid missile discharged from a firearm
Spanishbala de mosquete
Catalanbala de mosquet
English > ball: 13 senses > noun 3, shape
MeaningAn object with a spherical shape.
Example"a ball of fire"
Synonymsglobe, orb
NarrowerbolusA small round soft mass (as of chewed food)
crystal ballA glass or crystal globe used in crystal gazing by fortunetellers
fireballThe luminous center of a nuclear explosion
fireballA ball of fire / fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning)
globuleA small globe or ball
mothball, camphor ballA small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing
pelletA small sphere
spheruleA small sphere
time-ballA ball that slides down a staff to show a fixed time
BroadersphereA solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)
Spanishbola, esfera, orbe
Catalanbola
English > ball: 13 senses > noun 4, group
MeaningThe people assembled at a lavish formal dance.
Example"the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded"
PartspromenadeA march of all the guests / guests at the opening / opening of a formal dance
BroaderdanceA party of people assembled for dancing
English > ball: 13 senses > noun 5, body
MeaningOne of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens.
Example"she kicked him in the balls and got away"
Synonymstestis, testicle, orchis, ballock, bollock, nut, egg
Part ofmale genitalia, male genitals, male genital organ, family jewelsexternal male sex organs
male reproductive systemThe reproductive system of males
PartsepididymisA convoluted tubule in each testis
rete testisnetwork of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia
seminiferous tubuleAny of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature
spermatic cordA structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves
testicular artery, internal spermatic artery, arteria testicularisA branch of the aorta supplying the testicles
testicular vein, vena testicularisA vein from the testicles
vas deferens, ductus deferensA duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct
NarrowercobblersA man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang
undescended testis, undescended testicleA testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops
Broadergonad, sex glandA gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced
male reproductive glandThe reproductive organs of a man
Spanishbola, cojón, dídimo, gónada, huevo, pelota, testículo, testículos, turma
Catalandídim, gònada, ou, testicle, turma
English > ball: 13 senses > noun 6, artifact
MeaningA spherical object used as a plaything.
Example"he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub"
Narrowerbeach ball, beachballlarge and light ball
snowballsnow pressed into a ball for throwing (playfully)
Broaderplaything, toyAn artifact designed to be played with
Spanishbola, pelota
Catalanbola, pilota
English > Ball: 13 senses > noun 7, person
MeaningUnited States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989).
SynonymLucille Ball
Instance ofactressA female actor
comedienneA female comedian
SpanishLucille Ball
CatalanLucille Ball
English > ball: 13 senses > noun 8, group
MeaningA compact mass.
Example"a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
Synonymsclod, glob, lump, clump, chunk
NarrowerclewA ball of yarn or cord or thread
clot, coagulumA lump of material formed from the content of a liquid / liquid
gobA lump of slimy stuff
BroaderagglomerationA jumbled collection or mass
Spanishbodoque, bola, bultito, bulto, pella, terrón, trozo
Catalanbocí, terròs, tros
English > ball: 13 senses > noun 9, event
MeaningA lavish dance requiring formal attire.
Synonymformal
Narrowercotillion, cotilionA ball at which young ladies are presented to society
masked ball, masquerade ball, fancy-dress ballA ball at which guests wear costumes and masks
promenade, promA formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year
BroaderdanceA party for social dancing
Spanishbaile
English > ball: 13 senses > noun 10, body
MeaningA more or less rounded anatomical body or mass.
Examples
  • "the ball at the base of the thumb"
  • "he stood on the balls of his feet"
Part ofhand, manus, mitt, pawThe (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb
soleThe underside of the foot
Broaderstructure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structureA particular complex anatomical part of a living thing
Spanishmetatarso
Catalanmetatars
Verbsballform into a ball by winding or rolling
English > ball: 13 senses > noun 11, act
MeaningA ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs.
Examples
  • "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!"
Synonymsbaseball, baseball game
Category ofTexas leaguer(baseball) a fly ball that falls between and infielder and an outfielder
aboardOn first or second or third base
assist(sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
away, outside(of a baseball / baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
backstop(baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field
backstopact as a backstop
ball-hawkingUsed of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit
ball game, ballgameA field game played with a ball (especially baseball)
ballpark, parkA facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games)
ballplayer, baseball playerAn athlete who plays baseball
base hit, safety(baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
base on balls, walk, pass(baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
base runner, runnerA baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)
baseball coach, baseball managerA coach of baseball players
baseball diamond, diamond, infieldThe area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
baseball equipmentequipment used in playing baseball
baseball play(baseball) a play executed by a baseball team
bat, at-bat(baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
batstrike with, or as if with a baseball bat
batUse a bat
batHave a turn at bat
bat boy(baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
batter, hitter, slugger, batsman(baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
batting(baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
batting average, hitting average(baseball) a measure of a batter's performance
batting average(an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds
batting coach(baseball) someone who teaches batters how to bat better
batting order, card, lineup(baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat / bat
bear downExert full strength
blastA very long fly ball
bobbleThe momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball
bounce outbounce a ball so that it becomes an out
bunt(baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
bunt, drag a bunthit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance
catchBe the catcher
catcher, backstop(baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
catching(baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
cleanup, cleanup position, cleanup spot(baseball) the fourth position in the batting order (usually filled by the best batter on the team)
closer, finisher(baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
connecthit or play a ball successfully
cut down, cut outintercept (a player)
dieTo be on base at the end of an inning, of a player
doublehit a two-base hit
draw, getearn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
drive inCause a run or runner to be scored
earned run average, ERA(baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness
error, misplay(baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed
fair(of a baseball) hit between the foul lines
fair ball(baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it stays between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field
fanstrike out (a batter) , (of a pitcher)
farm team, farm clubA minor-league team that is owned by a major-league team (especially in baseball)
fastball, heater, smoke, hummer, bullet(baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity
fielding(baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field
fielding average(baseball) a measure of a fielder's performance
first baseman, first sacker(baseball) the person who plays first base
flare(baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
fly, fly ball(baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
flyhit a fly
force out, force-out, force play, forceA putout of a base runner who is required to run
foul(of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
foulhit a foul ball
foul ball(baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it does not stay between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field
fumble, muff(sports) dropping the ball
fumbleDrop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder
groundhit onto the ground
groundhit a groundball
ground outmake an out by hitting the ball on the ground
ground rule(baseball) a special rule (as in baseball) dealing with situations that arise due to the nature of the playing grounds
grounder, ground ball, groundball, hopper(baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
hit(baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
hitless(of a batter) without a hit
home plate, home base, home, plate(baseball) base consisting of a rubber / rubber slab where the batter stands
in-boundsBetween the first and third base lines
infielder(baseball) a person who plays a position in the infield
inning, frame(baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
lead(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
liner, line drive(baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter
major league, big league, majorsThe most important league in any sport (especially baseball)
minor league, minors, bush leagueA league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball)
mound, hill, pitcher's mound(baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
nabTag the base runner to get him out
no-hitOf a game / game / game (or the pitching) in which a pitcher allows the opponent no hits
outnot allowed to continue to bat / bat or run
out(baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
outfielder(baseball) a person who plays in the outfield
pinch hitter(baseball) a substitute for the regular batter
pitch, delivery(baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
pitcher, hurler, twirler(baseball) the person who does the pitching
pitching(baseball) playing the position of pitcher on a baseball team
pitching coachAn assistant baseball coach in charge of pitchers
plunk, plunker(baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
pophit a pop-fly
pop fly, pop-fly, pop-upA short high fly ball
pullhit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
put outRetire
put out, retireCause to be out on a fielding play
putoutAn out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout)
retire, strike outCause to get out
right-handed pitcher, right-hander(baseball) a pitcher who throws with the right hand
run basesRun around the bases, in baseball
sacrifice(baseball) an out that advances the base runners
safeHaving reached a base without being put out
screwballer(baseball) a pitcher who throws screwballs
second baseman, second sacker(baseball) the person who plays second base
shoestring catch(baseball) a running catch made near the ground
shortstop(baseball) the person who plays the shortstop position
singlehit a single
starting pitcher(baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game
stealSteal a base
strike outPut out or be put out by a strikeout
strike zone(baseball) the area over home plate between a batter's knees and shoulders through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike
strikeoutAn out resulting from the batter getting three strikes
submarineThrow with an underhand motion
switch-hitbat right-handed against a left-handed and left-handed against a right-handed pitcher
tag(sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)
tagtouch a player while he is holding the ball
third baseman, third sacker(baseball) the person who plays third base
triplehit a three-base hit
triple-crownunofficial championship title for player who heads the league in batting average and home runs and runs batted in
triple crown(baseball) an unofficial title won by a batter who leads the league in hitting average, runs batted in, and home runs
walkObtain a base on balls
walkGive a base on balls to
whiffstrike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third
wind upGive a preliminary swing to the arm pitching
Narrowerdaisy cutterA batted or served ball that skims along close to the ground
five-hitter, 5-hitterA game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team 5 hits
four-hitter, 4-hitterA game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team 4 hits
hardballbaseball as distinguished from softball
no-hit game, no-hitterA game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team no hits
one-hitter, 1-hitterA game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only one hit
perfect gameA game in which a pitcher does not allow any opposing player to reach base
professional baseballPlaying baseball for money
roundersAn English ball game similar to baseball
softball, softball gameA game / game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond / diamond and with a ball that is larger / larger and softer
stealA stolen base
stickball, stickball gameA form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber / rubber ball and broomstick handle
three-hitter, 3-hitterA game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only 3 hits
two-hitter, 2-hitterA game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only 2 hits
Broaderball game, ballgameA field game played with a ball (especially baseball)
Spanishbaseball, beisbol, béisbol
Catalanbaseball, beisbol
Nounsballround object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games / games
English > ball: 13 senses > noun 12, act
MeaningA pitch that is not in the strike zone.
Example"he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him"
Broaderpitch, delivery(baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
Spanishbola
Catalanbola
English > ball: 13 senses > verb 1, contact
Meaningform into a ball by winding or rolling.
PatternSomebody ----s something
Example"ball wool"
Broaderwind, wrap, roll, twineArrange or or coil around
Spanishaovillar, ovillar
Catalancabdellar
Nounsballa more or less rounded anatomical body or mass

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