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Another word for ball

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Noun
  1. A party or gathering for dancing

      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:
      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.
    See also:

    work

Another word for ball

Noun
  1. A spherical body

      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.
      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.
      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
      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. (Medicine) An inflatable device that is inserted into a body cavity or structure and distended with air or gas for therapeutic purposes, such as angioplasty.
      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
      1. A small spherical mass, especially a small drop of liquid.
      2. A tiny ball or globe; esp., a drop of liquid
      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:
      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.
      1. A hard, crystalline or granular, metamorphic limestone, white or variously colored and sometimes streaked or mottled, which can take a high polish: it is much used in building and sculpture
      2. A piece of sculpture in marble
      3. Something resembling or suggesting metamorphic rock, as in being very hard, smooth, or cold:
      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
      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.
      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.
  2. A game played with a ball

      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.
      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.
      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
    See also:

    sport

  3. In baseball, a pitch that is not swung at and is not a strike

  4. Missile for a gun

      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
      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.
      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.
    See also:

    ammunition

    shot

  5. A dance

    See also:

    dance

    party

Idioms:

    have a ball revel, have fun, celebrate; see enjoy oneself, play 1. on the ball