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ball


Definition: Meaning of, ball in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / bɔːl /

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ball balls
  1. round object [countable] a round object that is thrown, kicked, or hit in a game or sport
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  2. round shape [countable] something formed or rolled into a round shape
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  3. game/sport [uncountable] any game or sport played with a ball, especially baseball or BASKETBALL
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  4. foot/hand the ball of the foot/hand the rounded part of the foot at the base of the toes, or the rounded part of the hand at the base of the thumb
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  5. on the ball informal able to think or act quickly and intelligently
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  6. set/start/keep the ball rolling to start something happening
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  7. the ball is in somebody's court it is their turn to take action or to reply
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  8. formal occasion [countable] a large formal occasion at which people dance
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  9. have a ball informal to have a very good time
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  10. balls [plural] informal not polite TESTICLE s
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  11. balls [plural] informal not polite courage
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  12. balls [plural] informal not polite British English spoken something that is stupid or wrong [=  nonsense]
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  13. a fast/good/long etc ball a ball that is thrown, hit, or kicked fast etc in a game or sport
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  14. cricket no ball a ball that is thrown too high, low etc towards someone trying to hit it, in the games of CRICKET or ROUNDERS
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  15. baseball [countable] a ball that the hitter does not try to hit, because it is not within the correct area
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  16. the whole ball of wax American English informal the whole thing [=  everything]
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  17. a ball of fire informal someone who has a lot of energy and enthusiasm
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  18. ball-buster/ball-breaker informal a problem that is very difficult to deal with
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  19. ball-buster/ball-breaker informal an offensive word for a woman who uses her authority over men
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  20. keep several/too many etc balls in the air to struggle to deal with more than one problem or job at the same time
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Prsesent Past Past Participle
ball balled balled
Present Participle Third Person Singular
balling balls
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  1. also ball up to make something form a small round shape
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  2. American English informal not polite to have sex with a woman
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Ball


Definition: Meaning of, Ball in English to English dictionary.

Pronunciation: / bɔːl /

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  1. 1911-1989 united States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program
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Ball used in phrases

  • Lucille Ball (noun)
    1. 1911-1989 united States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program
  • May Ball (noun)
    1. a formal dance held at the universities of Oxford and Cambridge every year in June. Students dress formally for a May Ball, and it is expensive to go to one.
  • Swiss ball (noun)
    1. a large plastic ball that you sit on or lie against in order to do special exercises
  • T-ball (noun)
    1. trademark an easy form of BASEBALL for young children [=  tee-ball]
  • Tee-ball (noun)
    1. another spelling of T-BALL
  • Wiffle Ball (noun)
    1. trademark a hollow plastic ball with cutouts
  • ball and chain (noun)
    1. something that limits your freedom and stops you from doing what you want to do
    2. a heavy metal ball on a chain, tied to a prisoner's legs, to stop the prisoner from escaping
  • ball bearing (noun)
    1. small metal balls that move in a ring, to make a part inside a machine turn more easily
    2. one of these metal balls
  • ball boy (noun)
    1. a boy who picks up the balls for people playing in important tennis matches
  • ball carrier (noun)
    1. and trying to advance football the player who is carrying the ball on an offensive play
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