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Definition 1: a pitch that is not in the strike zone - [noun denoting act]

Samples where ball or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him

(ball is a kind of ...) (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter

Definition 2: a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs - [noun denoting act]

Samples where ball or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he played baseball in high school
  • there was a baseball game on every empty lot
  • there was a desire for National League ball in the area
  • play ball!

Synonyms for ball in the sense of this definition

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) a field game played with a ball (especially baseball)

(... is a kind of ball ) a batted or served ball that skims along close to the ground

(... is a kind of ball ) playing baseball for money

(... is a kind of ball ) baseball as distinguished from softball

(... is a kind of ball ) a game in which a pitcher does not allow any opposing player to reach base

(... is a kind of ball ) a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team no hits

(... is a kind of ball ) a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only one hit

(... is a kind of ball ) a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only 2 hits

(... is a kind of ball ) a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only 3 hits

(... is a kind of ball ) a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team 4 hits

(... is a kind of ball ) a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team 5 hits

(... is a kind of ball ) a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer

(... is a kind of ball ) an English ball game similar to baseball

(... is a kind of ball ) a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle

(... is a kind of ball ) a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)

"he came all the way around on Williams' hit"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) the momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball

"the second baseman made a bobble but still had time to throw the runner out"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) dropping the ball

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity

"he swung late on the fastball" "he showed batters nothing but smoke"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) playing the position of pitcher on a baseball team

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls

"he worked the pitcher for a base on balls"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it stays between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it does not stay between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a hit that flies up in the air

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) a very long fly ball

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) a short high fly ball

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a hit that travels along the ground

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball

"you only get 3 outs per inning"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) a putout of a base runner who is required to run; the putout is accomplished by holding the ball while touching the base to which the runner must advance before the runner reaches that base

"the shortstop got the runner at second on a force"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) an out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout)

"the first baseman made 15 putouts"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) an out resulting from the batter getting three strikes

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) an out that advances the base runners

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter

"the batter hit a liner to the shortstop"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a running catch made near the ground

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a fly ball that falls between and infielder and an outfielder

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a turn trying to get a hit

"he was at bat when it happened" "he got four hits in four at-bats"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a play executed by a baseball team

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games)

"take me out to the ballpark"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) equipment used in playing baseball

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) base consisting of a rubber slab where the batter stands; it must be touched by a base runner in order to score

"he ruled that the runner failed to touch home"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat

"the managers presented their cards to the umpire at home plate"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) the fourth position in the batting order (usually filled by the best batter on the team)

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness; calculated as the average number of earned runs allowed by the pitcher for every nine innings pitched

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a special rule (as in baseball) dealing with situations that arise due to the nature of the playing grounds

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) a minor-league team that is owned by a major-league team (especially in baseball)

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) the most important league in any sport (especially baseball)

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) a league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball)

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base

"he took a long lead off first"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) the area over home plate between a batter's knees and shoulders through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) an athlete who plays baseball

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) a coach of baseball players

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) a baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a ballplayer who is batting

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) someone who teaches batters how to bat better

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) an assistant baseball coach in charge of pitchers

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) the person who plays first base

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a person who plays a position in the infield

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a person who plays in the outfield

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a pitcher who throws with the right hand

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a substitute for the regular batter

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) the person who does the pitching

"our pitcher has a sore arm"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a pitcher who throws screwballs

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) the person who plays second base

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) the person who plays the shortstop position

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) the person who plays third base

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a measure of a batter's performance; the number of base hits divided by the number of official times at bat

"Ted Williams once had a batting average above .400"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds

"the salesman's batting average was 7 out of 12"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) a measure of a fielder's performance; the number of assists and putouts divided by the number of chances

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) an unofficial title won by a batter who leads the league in hitting average, runs batted in, and home runs

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) to be on base at the end of an inning, of a player

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) drop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder

"fumble a grounder"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) act as a backstop

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) exert full strength

"The pitcher bore down"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) be the catcher

"Who is catching?"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) intercept (a player)

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) steal a base

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) obtain a base on balls

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) cause a run or runner to be scored

"His line double drove in Jim Lemon with the winning run"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) give a base on balls to

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) hit a foul ball

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) cause to get out

"The pitcher retired three batters" "the runner was put out at third base"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) retire

"he was put out at third base on a long throw from left field"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) make an out by hitting the ball on the ground

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) hit a fly

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) bounce a ball so that it becomes an out

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) hit a pop-fly

"He popped out to shortstop"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) hit onto the ground

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) hit a groundball

"he grounded to the second baseman"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) hit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing

"pull the ball"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) hit or play a ball successfully

"The batter connected for a home run"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) hit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) hit a single

"the batter singled to left field"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) hit a two-base hit

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) hit a three-base hit

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) strike out (a batter), (of a pitcher)

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) strike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) strike with, or as if with a baseball bat

"bat the ball"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) use a bat

"Who's batting?"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) have a turn at bat

"Jones bats first, followed by Martinez"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) bat right-handed against a left-handed and left-handed against a right-handed pitcher

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) put out or be put out by a strikeout

"Oral struck out three batters to close the inning"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) throw with an underhand motion

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) touch a player while he is holding the ball

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) tag the base runner to get him out

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) cause to be out on a fielding play

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) earn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher

"He drew a base on balls"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) run around the bases, in baseball

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) give a preliminary swing to the arm pitching

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (of a baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter

"the pitch was away (or wide)" "an outside pitch"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (of a baseball) hit between the foul lines

"he hit a fair ball over the third base bag"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) between the first and third base lines

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) having reached a base without being put out

"the runner was called safe when the baseman dropped the ball"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) not allowed to continue to bat or run

"he was tagged out at second on a close play" "he fanned out"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) used of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit

"a ball-hawking center fielder"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) of a game (or the pitching) in which a pitcher allows the opponent no hits

"a no-hit pitcher" "a no-hit game"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) unofficial championship title for player who heads the league in batting average and home runs and runs batted in

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) (of a batter) without a hit

"he went hitless for three innings"

(ball is the domain which ... is member of) on first or second or third base

"Their second homer with Bob Allison aboard"

Definition 3: round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where ball or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve
  • the mayor threw out the first ball
  • the ball rolled into the corner pocket

(ball is a kind of ...) equipment or apparatus used in playing a game

(... is a kind of ball ) a ball used in playing baseball

(... is a kind of ball ) ball used to knock down ninepins

(... is a kind of ball ) light hollow ball used in playing table tennis

(... is a kind of ball ) wooden ball that is struck with mallets in playing polo

(... is a kind of ball ) ball used in playing pool

(... is a kind of ball ) an inflated ball or bag that is suspended and punched for training in boxing

(... is a kind of ball ) the ball used in playing the game of racquetball

(... is a kind of ball ) the ball used to play roulette

(... is a kind of ball ) inflated oval ball used in playing rugby

(... is a kind of ball ) an inflated ball used in playing soccer

(... is a kind of ball ) ball used in playing softball

(... is a kind of ball ) rubber ball used in playing squash

(... is a kind of ball ) ball about the size of a fist used in playing tennis

(... is a kind of ball ) an inflated ball used in playing volleyball

(... is a kind of ball ) heavy ball used in physical training

(... is a kind of ball ) a small ball of glass that is used in various games

(... is a kind of ball ) an inflated ball used in playing basketball

(... is a kind of ball ) ball used in playing billiards

(... is a kind of ball ) wooden ball that is bowled in the Italian game of bocce

(... is a kind of ball ) a wooden ball (with flattened sides so that it rolls on a curved course) used in the game of lawn bowling

(... is a kind of ball ) a large ball with finger holes used in the sport of bowling

(... is a kind of ball ) the ball used in playing cricket

(... is a kind of ball ) a wooden ball used in playing croquet

(... is a kind of ball ) ball used in playing field hockey

(... is a kind of ball ) the inflated oblong ball used in playing American football

(... is a kind of ball ) a small hard ball used in playing golf; dimpled to reduce wind resistance

(... is a kind of ball ) a small rubber ball used in playing the game of handball

(... is a kind of ball ) a small ball at which players aim in lawn bowling

(... is a kind of ball ) ball used in playing lacrosse

(... is a kind of ball ) (trademark) a hollow plastic ball with cutouts

Definition 4: a spherical object used as a plaything - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where ball or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub

(ball is a kind of ...) an artifact designed to be played with

(... is a kind of ball ) large and light ball; for play at the seaside

(... is a kind of ball ) snow pressed into a ball for throwing (playfully)

Definition 5: a solid projectile that is shot by a musket - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where ball or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball

Synonyms for ball in the sense of this definition

(ball is a kind of ...) a solid missile discharged from a firearm

"the shot buzzed past his ear"

Definition 6: a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass - [noun denoting body]

Samples where ball or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ball at the base of the thumb
  • he stood on the balls of his feet

(ball is a kind of ...) a particular complex anatomical part of a living thing and its construction and arrangement

"he has good bone structure"

(... is part of ball) the (prehensile) extremity of the superior limb

"he had the hands of a surgeon" "he extended his mitt"

(... is part of ball) the underside of the foot

Definition 7: one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens - [noun denoting body]

Samples where ball or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • she kicked him in the balls and got away

Synonyms for ball in the sense of this definition

(ball is a kind of ...) a gland in which gametes (sex cells) are produced

(ball is a kind of ...) the reproductive organs of a man

(... is a kind of ball ) a man's testicles (from Cockney rhyming slang: cobbler's awl rhymes with ball)

(... is a kind of ball ) a testis that fails to move into the scrotum as the male fetus develops

"undescended testicles have an increased risk for cancer"

(ball is a part of ...) a duct that carries spermatozoa from the epididymis to the ejaculatory duct

(ball is a part of ...) network of tubules carrying sperm from the seminiferous tubules to the vasa efferentia

(ball is a part of ...) a convoluted tubule in each testis; carries sperm to vas deferens

(ball is a part of ...) a branch of the aorta supplying the testicles

(ball is a part of ...) any of the numerous long convoluted tubules in the testis which are the sites where spermatozoa mature

(ball is a part of ...) a vein from the testicles

(ball is a part of ...) a structure resembling a cord that suspends the testis within the scrotum and contains the vas deferens and other vessels and nerves

(... is part of ball) external male sex organs

(... is part of ball) the reproductive system of males

Definition 8: a lavish dance requiring formal attire - [noun denoting event]

Synonyms for ball in the sense of this definition

(ball is a kind of ...) a party for social dancing

(... is a kind of ball ) a ball at which young ladies are presented to society

(... is a kind of ball ) a ball at which guests wear costumes and masks

(... is a kind of ball ) a formal ball held for a school class toward the end of the academic year

Definition 9: the people assembled at a lavish formal dance - [noun denoting group]

Samples where ball or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded

(ball is a kind of ...) a party of people assembled for dancing

(ball is a part of ...) a march of all the guests at the opening of a formal dance

Definition 10: a compact mass - [noun denoting group]

Samples where ball or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder

Synonyms for ball in the sense of this definition

(ball is a kind of ...) a jumbled collection or mass

(... is a kind of ball ) a lump of material formed from the content of a liquid

(... is a kind of ball ) a lump of slimy stuff

"a gob of phlegm"

(... is a kind of ball ) a ball of yarn or cord or thread

Definition 11: United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989) - [noun denoting person]

Synonyms for ball in the sense of this definition

(ball is an instance of ...) a female actor

(ball is an instance of ...) a female comedian

Definition 12: an object with a spherical shape - [noun denoting shape]

Samples where ball or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • a ball of fire

Synonyms for ball in the sense of this definition

(ball is a kind of ...) a solid figure bounded by a spherical surface (including the space it encloses)

(... is a kind of ball ) a glass or crystal globe used in crystal gazing by fortunetellers

(... is a kind of ball ) a small sphere

(... is a kind of ball ) a small sphere

(... is a kind of ball ) a small globe or ball

(... is a kind of ball ) a ball of fire (such as the sun or a ball-shaped discharge of lightning)

(... is a kind of ball ) the luminous center of a nuclear explosion

(... is a kind of ball ) a ball that slides down a staff to show a fixed time; especially at an observatory

(... is a kind of ball ) a small sphere of camphor or naphthalene used to keep moths away from stored clothing

(... is a kind of ball ) a small round soft mass (as of chewed food)

Definition 13: form into a ball by winding or rolling - [verb of contact]

Samples where ball or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • ball wool

(ball is a kind of ...) arrange or or coil around

"roll your hair around your finger" "Twine the thread around the spool" "She wrapped her arms around the child"

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