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Meaning of ball

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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

  ball
      n 1: 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"
      2: a solid projectile that is shot by a musket; "they had to
         carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball" [syn: {musket
         ball}, {ball}]
      3: an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire" [syn:
         {ball}, {globe}, {orb}]
      4: the people assembled at a lavish formal dance; "the ball was
         already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded"
      5: one of the two male reproductive glands that produce
         spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the
         balls and got away" [syn: {testis}, {testicle}, {orchis},
         {ball}, {ballock}, {bollock}, {nut}, {egg}]
      6: a spherical object used as a plaything; "he played with his
         rubber ball in the bathtub"
      7: United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular
         television program (1911-1989) [syn: {Ball}, {Lucille Ball}]
      8: a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"
         [syn: {ball}, {clod}, {glob}, {lump}, {clump}, {chunk}]
      9: a lavish dance requiring formal attire [syn: {ball},
         {formal}]
      10: 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"
      11: the game of baseball
      12: a pitch that is not in the strike zone; "he threw nine
          straight balls before the manager yanked him"
      v 1: form into a ball by winding or rolling; "ball wool"


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