ball [-s] n


  1. Earth; planet; globe; world.
  2. Sun; solar globe on the horizon at sunset.
  3. Tutu; dance costume; ball gown; ballet dress; full circular dancing skirt; [word play with ballet] cotillion; choreography; ballet corp; party with dancing.
  4. Eye; orb.
  5. Round toy; spherical object for play.
  6. Round wrapped mass; solid spherical bundle of spun threads.
  7. Nugget; lump of precious metal.
  8. Bullet; shot; lead missile.
  9. Bit; speck; mote; molecule; particle; [fig.] sun ray; sunset color.