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According to WordNet, the noun "ball" has 11 sense(s).

103802228 a solid projectile that is shot by a musket; "they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball".

100107400 a pitch that is not in the strike zone; "he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him".

102779435 a spherical object used as a plaything; "he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub".

105524615 one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away".

107448885 a lavish dance requiring formal attire.

108253268 the people assembled at a lavish formal dance; "the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded".

113899404 an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire".

102778669 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".

100474568 the game of baseball.

107961016 a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder".

105576194 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".

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