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English definition of “ball”

ball

noun [C] (ROUND OBJECT)    /bɔːl/ US  /bɑːl/
A1 any object in the shape of a sphere, especially one used as a toy by children or in various sports such as tennis and football: a beach/golf/tennis ball Just try to concentrate on hitting the ball. The kitten curled itself into a ball (= the shape of a ball).Spherical, circular and annular objectsGeometrical shapesToys and dolls in football, a pass from one player to another: Long picked up a great ball from Campbell and rounded the keeper to score. A1 a long piece of thread that has been rolled into a ball: a ball of string/woolSpherical, circular and annular objectsGeometrical shapes the rounded part of your foot or thumb where the toes join the foot and the thumb joins the handThe footThe hand
(Definition of ball noun (ROUND OBJECT) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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