Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ball

12 senses of ball

Sense 1
ball -- (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")
       => game equipment -- (equipment or apparatus used in playing a game)

Sense 2
musket ball, ball -- (a solid projectile that is shot by a musket; "they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball")
       => shot, pellet -- (a solid missile discharged from a firearm; "the shot buzzed past his ear")

Sense 3
ball, globe, orb -- (an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire")
       => sphere -- (a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses))

Sense 4
ball -- (the people assembled at a lavish formal dance; "the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded")
       => dance -- (a party of people assembled for dancing)

Sense 5
testis, testicle, orchis, ball, ballock, bollock, nut, egg -- (one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away")
       => male reproductive gland -- (the reproductive organs of a man)
       => gonad, sex gland -- (a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced)

Sense 6
ball -- (a spherical object used as a plaything; "he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub")
       => plaything, toy -- (an artifact designed to be played with)

Sense 7
Ball, Lucille Ball -- (United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989))
       INSTANCE OF=> actress -- (a female actor)
       INSTANCE OF=> comedienne -- (a female comedian)

Sense 8
ball, clod, glob, lump, clump, chunk -- (a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder")
       => agglomeration -- (a jumbled collection or mass)

Sense 9
ball, formal -- (a lavish dance requiring formal attire)
       => dance -- (a party for social dancing)

Sense 10
ball -- (a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass; "the ball at the base of the thumb"; "he stood on the balls of his feet")
       => structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure -- (a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing; "he has good bone structure")

Sense 11
ball -- (the game of baseball)
       => baseball, baseball game -- (a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "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!")

Sense 12
ball -- (a pitch that is not in the strike zone; "he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him")
       => pitch, delivery -- ((baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter)

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb ball

1 sense of ball

Sense 1
ball -- (form into a ball by winding or rolling; "ball wool")
       => wind, wrap, roll, twine -- (arrange or or coil around; "roll your hair around your finger"; "Twine the thread around the spool"; "She wrapped her arms around the child")

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