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definition of the word ball

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Old Norse

A basketball



ball (plural balls)

  1. A solid or hollow sphere.
  2. An object, generally spherical, used for playing games.
  3. A quantity of string, thread, etc., wound into a spherical shape.
    'ball' of wool
  4. (baseball) A pitch that falls outside of the strike zone.
  5. (pinball) An opportunity to launch the ball into play.
  6. (ballistics) A solid, spherical nonexplosive missile for a cannon, etc.
  7. (ballistics) A jacketed non-expanding bullet, typically of military origin.
  8. (mathematics) The set of points in a metric space lying within a given distance (the radius) of a given point; specifically, the homologue of the disk in a Euclidean space of any number of dimensions.
  9. (mathematics, more generally) The set of points in a topological space lying within some open set containing a given point; the analogue of the disk in a Euclidean space.
  10. (mildly vulgar, slang, usually in plural) A testicle.
  11. (mildly vulgar, slang, in plural) Nonsense.
    That’s a load of balls, and you know it! — Synonyms — See WikiSaurus:Nonsense
  12. (slang, in plural) Courage.
    I doubt he’s got the balls to tell him off.
  13. (cricket) A single delivery by the bowler, six of which make up an over.
  14. (anatomy) The ball of a foot

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