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Definition of Ball

Ball

  1. Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow.
  2. A spherical body of any substance or size used to play with, as by throwing, knocking, kicking, etc.
  3. A general name for games in which a ball is thrown, kicked, or knocked. See Baseball, and Football.
  4. Any solid spherical, cylindrical, or conical projectile of lead or iron, to be discharged from a firearm; as, a cannon ball; a rifle ball; -- often used collectively; as, powder and ball. Spherical balls for the smaller firearms are commonly called bullets.
  5. A flaming, roundish body shot into the air; a case filled with combustibles intended to burst and give light or set fire, or to produce smoke or stench; as, a fire ball; a stink ball.
  6. A leather-covered cushion, fastened to a handle called a ballstock; -- formerly used by printers for inking the form, but now superseded by the roller.
  7. A roundish protuberant portion of some part of the body; as, the ball of the thumb; the ball of the foot.
  8. A large pill, a form in which medicine is commonly given to horses; a bolus.
  9. The globe or earth.
  10. To gather balls which cling to the feet, as of damp snow or clay; to gather into balls; as, the horse balls; the snow balls.
  11. To heat in a furnace and form into balls for rolling.
  12. To form or wind into a ball; as, to ball cotton.
  13. A social assembly for the purpose of dancing.
  14. A pitched ball, not struck at by the batsman, which fails to pass over the home base at a height not greater than the batsman's shoulder nor less than his knee.

Ball Quotations

Football is a simple game. Twenty-two men chase a ball for 90 minutes and at the end, the Germans always win.
Gary Lineker

Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn't thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I'm just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn't paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.
Lionel Messi

A strong body makes the mind strong. As to the species of exercises, I advise the gun. While this gives moderate exercise to the body, it gives boldness, enterprise and independence to the mind. Games played with the ball, and others of that nature, are too violent for the body and stamp no character on the mind. Let your gun therefore be your constant companion of your walks.
Thomas Jefferson

My greatest point is my persistence. I never give up in a match. However down I am, I fight until the last ball. My list of matches shows that I have turned a great many so-called irretrievable defeats into victories.
Bjorn Borg

I'm busy working on every aspect of my game - defense, shooting, rebounding - but I really want to become a better overall team player. Help my teammates become better players out on the court in order to win more ball games.
Kevin Durant
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Ball Translations

ball in Afrikaans is bal
ball in Danish is bold, bal
ball in Dutch is danspartij, bal
ball in Finnish is tanssiaiset, pallo
ball in German is Kugel, Kugel, Ball {m}, Ball
ball in Italian is pallone, palla
ball in Norwegian is ball
ball in Portuguese is esfera
ball in Spanish is pelota
ball in Swedish is klot, nystan, kula, bal, boll

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