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Etymology 1

Old Norse

Noun

A basketball

Singular
ball

Plural
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ball ({{{1}}})
  1. A solid or hollow sphere.
  2. An object, generally spherical, used for playing games.
  3. A quantity of string, thread, etc., wound into a spherical shape.
    'ball' of wool
  4. (baseball) A pitch that falls outside of the strike zone.
  5. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) An opportunity to launch the ball into play.
  6. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A solid, spherical nonexplosive missile for a cannon, etc.
  7. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A jacketed non-expanding bullet, typically of military origin.
  8. (mathematics) The set of points in a metric space lying within a given distance (the radius) of a given point; specifically, the homologue of the disk in a Euclidean space of any number of dimensions.
  9. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) The set of points in a topological space lying within some open set containing a given point; the analogue of the disk in a Euclidean space.
  10. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) A testicle.
  11. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Nonsense.
    That’s a load of balls, and you know it! — Synonyms — See WikiSaurus:Nonsense
  12. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) Courage.
    I doubt he’s got the balls to tell him off.
  13. (cricket) A single delivery by the bowler, six of which make up an over.
  14. (anatomy) The ball of a foot
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Verb

Infinitive
to ball

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to ball (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To have sexual intercourse with.
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Interjection

ball

  1. (Australian rules football) An appeal by the crowd for holding the ball against a tackled player. This is heard almost any time an opposition player is tackled, without regard to whether the rules about "prior opportunity" to dispose of the ball are fulfilled.
    2007: A good tackle (and some bad ones) will bring a cry of "Ball!" from the crowd – a plea for a holding the ball free kick. — AFL Sydney Swans Rules Zone [1]

Etymology 2

From French < Late Latin ballare.

Noun

Singular
ball

Plural
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ball ({{{1}}})
  1. A formal dance.
  2. (informal) A very enjoyable time.
    I had a ball at that concert
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Crimean Tatar

Etymology

French balle - "ball".

Noun

ball

  1. estimation, score

Declension

References

  • Useinov & Mireev Dictionary, Simferopol, Dolya, 2002 [2]

Icelandic

Noun

ball n. (ball-s, böll)

  1. dance

Irish

Etymology

From Old Irish ball < Proto-Celtic *ballo- < Proto-Indo-European *bhel-, *swell; cf. English ball, Greek φαλλός (phallós), penis).

Pronunciation

  • (Munster) IPA: [bˠaul̪ˠ]
  • (Galway) IPA: [bˠɑːl̪ˠ]
  • (Mayo, Donegal) IPA: [bˠal̪ˠ]

Noun

ball m.

  1. limb
  2. member

Declension

First declension

Bare forms:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative ball baill
Vocative a bhaill a bhalla
Genitive baill ball
Dative ball baill

Forms with the definite article:

Case Singular Plural
Nominative an ball na baill
Genitive an bhaill na mball
Dative leis an mball

don bhall

leis na baill


Swedish

Adjective

Inflections of
ball
Absolute Comparative Superlative
Attributive Predicative
Indefinite
singular
Common ball ballare ballast
Neuter ballt
Definite
singular
Masc. balle ballaste
All balla ballaste
Plural balla ballaste

ball ˈbal

  1. (slang) cool, hip, fun, entertaining
    Det är ballt att åka skateboard.
    "It’s cool to ride a skateboard."

Noun

ball (more commonly balle) ˈbal

  1. (vulgar) The penis or testicles; schlong; balls .

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