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Any of a series of hypothetical spherical shells, transparent, concentric, and postulated as revolving one within another, in which the stars, planets, sun, moon, etc. are supposedly set: a concept of ancient astronomy
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  1. Any of a series of hypothetical spherical shells, transparent, concentric, and postulated as revolving one within another, in which the stars, planets, sun, moon, etc. are supposedly set: a concept of ancient astronomy
  2. The sky, appearing as a hemisphere to an observer:
  3. Any round body or figure having the surface equally distant from the center at all points; globe; ball
A spherical model of the earth showing the continents, seas, etc.
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  1. A spherical model of the earth showing the continents, seas, etc.
  2. A spherical or bowllike container, especially a glass cover for a light bulb.
  3. A body with the shape of a sphere, especially a representation of the earth in the form of a hollow ball.
A solid of revolution generated by rotating an ellipse about its major (prolate), or minor (oblate) axis.
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  1. A solid of revolution generated by rotating an ellipse about its major (prolate), or minor (oblate) axis.
  2. A body that is shaped like a sphere but is not perfectly round, especially an ellipsoid that is generated by revolving an ellipse around one of its axes.
Any of various small rubber bags that are inflated for use, as a toy or decoration, in a type of catheter, etc.
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  1. Any of various small rubber bags that are inflated for use, as a toy or decoration, in a type of catheter, etc.
  2. A rounded or irregularly shaped outline containing the words that a character in a cartoon is represented to be saying.
  3. An inflatable device that is inserted into a body cavity or structure and distended with air or gas for therapeutic purposes, such as angioplasty.
A sphere or spherical object.
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  1. A sphere or spherical object.
  2. A small globe with a cross on top, as a symbol of royal power
  3. A sphere, or globe
A small spherical mass, especially a small drop of liquid.
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  1. A small spherical mass, especially a small drop of liquid.
  2. A tiny ball or globe; esp., a drop of liquid
A small amount of a liquid, drawn into a roughly spherical mass by surface tension.
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  1. A small amount of a liquid, drawn into a roughly spherical mass by surface tension.
  2. The act of falling; descent:
  3. A trace or hint:
Either of two migratory sandpipers of the genus Calidris that breed in Arctic regions, especially the red knot.
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  1. Either of two migratory sandpipers of the genus Calidris that breed in Arctic regions, especially the red knot.
  2. A lump or knob in a thread, cord, etc., formed by passing one free end through a loop and drawing it tight, or by a tangle drawn tight
  3. The round, often darker cross section of such a lump as it appears on a piece of cut lumber.
A piece of sculpture in marble
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  1. A piece of sculpture in marble
  2. Something resembling or suggesting metamorphic rock, as in being very hard, smooth, or cold:
  3. A metamorphic rock consisting primarily of calcite and dolomite. Marble is formed by the metamorphism of limestone. Although it is usually white to gray in color, it often has irregularly colored marks due to the presence of impurities such as silica and clay. Marble is used especially in sculpture and as a building material.
A stone ball, used as a catapult missile or a primitive cannonball.
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  1. A stone ball, used as a catapult missile or a primitive cannonball.
  2. A little ball or rounded mass, as of clay, paper, medicine, compressed food for animals, etc.
  3. Any of various pieces of small, usually lead, shot
(Programming) A limited pattern matching technique using wildcards, less powerful than a regular expression.
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  1. (Programming) A limited pattern matching technique using wildcards, less powerful than a regular expression.
  2. A round, shapeless or amorphous lump, as of a semisolid substance.
  3. (Biology) A millimeter-sized colour module found beyond the visual area V2 in the brain's parvocellular pathway.
(--- Slang) A baseball, golf ball, etc.
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  1. (--- Slang) A baseball, golf ball, etc.
  2. (Slang) An unpleasant or boring person
  3. A small pellet or tablet of medicine, often coated, taken by swallowing whole or by chewing.
A game played with a bat and ball by two opposing teams of nine players, each team playing alternately in the field and at bat, the players at bat having to run a course of four bases laid out in a diamond pattern in order to score.
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  1. A game played with a bat and ball by two opposing teams of nine players, each team playing alternately in the field and at bat, the players at bat having to run a course of four bases laid out in a diamond pattern in order to score.
  2. A game of darts in which the players attempt to score points by throwing the darts at a target laid out in the form of a baseball diamond.
  3. The ball used to play the sport of baseball.
In the U.S., a game played on a field that is 100 yards long, with 2 teams of 11 players and a goal at each end: the players may attempt to score a touchdown by running or passing the ball, kick a field goal, etc.
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  1. In the U.S., a game played on a field that is 100 yards long, with 2 teams of 11 players and a goal at each end: the players may attempt to score a touchdown by running or passing the ball, kick a field goal, etc.
  2. The oval, inflated, leather or rubber ball used in playing football in the U.S. or Canada
  3. Soccer.
A device for fastening something or for checking motion:
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  1. A device for fastening something or for checking motion:
  2. A tricky or previously unsuspected condition or drawback:
  3. An exercise or a simple game consisting of throwing and catching a ball
(Baseball) A misplay in which the pitcher throws a pitch so wildly that the catcher cannot catch or control it and a base runner advances to another base as a result
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  1. (Baseball) A misplay in which the pitcher throws a pitch so wildly that the catcher cannot catch or control it and a base runner advances to another base as a result
  2. (Baseball) A play where the pitcher throws a non-catchable pitch and a runner advances.
  3. An erratic pitch that the catcher cannot be expected to catch and that enables a base runner to advance.
A smock worn to protect one's clothing from dust.
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  1. A smock worn to protect one's clothing from dust.
  2. A lightweight coat worn to protect the clothes from dust, as formerly in open automobiles
  3. A brush or cloth for removing dust from furniture, etc.
A person who has special knowledge about the inner workings of a group, organization, or institution.
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  1. A person who has special knowledge about the inner workings of a group, organization, or institution.
  2. One who has special knowledge or access to confidential information.
  3. A person having or likely to have secret or confidential information
A usually metal projectile in the shape of a pointed cylinder or a ball that is expelled from a firearm, especially a rifle or handgun.
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  1. A usually metal projectile in the shape of a pointed cylinder or a ball that is expelled from a firearm, especially a rifle or handgun.
  2. A bullet-shaped symbol used to indicate a rapid increase in sales and airplay of musical recordings, videos, etc.
  3. A small ball or cone-shaped missile of lead, metal alloy, etc., to be shot from a firearm
(Computers) A program that works with the operating system as a command processor, used to enter commands and initiate their execution.
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  1. (Computers) A program that works with the operating system as a command processor, used to enter commands and initiate their execution.
  2. A cartridge for small arms or small artillery, consisting of a metal, paper, or plastic case holding the primer, powder charge, and shot or bullet
  3. A metal or cardboard case containing the charge and primer for a piece of firearms ammunition, especially one also containing shot and fired from a shotgun.
Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
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  1. Information pointing toward a possible solution; a clue:
  2. Bullets from or for firearms; shot:
  3. (--- Chiefly British) A flat roof covered with sheets of lead.
The art of dancing, esp. as performed in ballet or modern dance
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  1. The art of dancing, esp. as performed in ballet or modern dance
  2. A particular kind of dance, as the waltz, tango, etc.
  3. (Zoology) An act of communication by dancing:
A dance motion consisting of a walk, done while square dancing.
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  1. A dance motion consisting of a walk, done while square dancing.
  2. A walking or marching figure of a square dance
  3. A formal dance; a ball.
A social function, often formal, for the receiving of guests
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  1. A social function, often formal, for the receiving of guests
  2. A welcome, greeting, or acceptance:
  3. A social function, especially one intended to provide a welcome or greeting:
The art of dancing, esp. as performed in ballet or modern dance
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  1. The art of dancing, esp. as performed in ballet or modern dance
  2. A particular kind of dance, as the waltz, tango, etc.
  3. (Zoology) An act of communication by dancing:
The dried female inflorescences of this plant, containing a bitter aromatic oil. They are used in brewing to inhibit bacterial growth and to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer.
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  1. The dried female inflorescences of this plant, containing a bitter aromatic oil. They are used in brewing to inhibit bacterial growth and to add the characteristic bitter taste to beer.
  2. (Informal) A dance, esp. an informal one
  3. (Informal) A dance or dance party.
Find another word for ball. In this page you can discover 39 synonyms, antonyms, idiomatic expressions, and related words for ball, like: sphere, globe, spheroid, balloon, orb, perisphere, globule, globular or rounded or spherical or orbicular object, drop, knot and marble.