AskDefine | Define balls

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Pronunciation

Noun

balls
  1. Plural of ball
    Can you believe he can juggle six balls at once?
  2. The testicles.
    Dude he got hit in the balls!
  3. Bravery, courage, chutzpah, or brazenness.
    He must have a lot of balls to talk to his boss that way.
  4. In the context of "UK|slang": Rubbish, nonsense.
    That's a load of balls.

Derived terms

Translations

plural of ball
  • Greek: μπάλες (báles)
testicles
  • Bulgarian: топки
  • Greek: αρχίδια (archídia)
  • Lithuanian: kiaušai
  • Polish: jaja
  • Romanian: boaşe, coaie, ouă
bravery
  • Greek: αρχίδια (archídia)
  • Polish: jaja
  • Spanish: huevos
rubbish

Extensive Definition

A ball is a spherical or ovoid object typically used in games.
In games:
In math and science:
  • Ball (mathematics), the solid interior of a sphere
  • "Buckyball", a fullerene molecule
  • Newton's balls, also known as Newton's cradle, is a device that demonstrates conservation of momentum and energy, named after Sir Isaac Newton.
In objects:
  • Balls, a slang term for testicles
  • Round shot, a projectile fired from guns and cannons
  • A collection of insects, especially bees, used in collective defense against larger insects such as predatory wasps - see honey bee defense
  • Ben Wa balls, used for massage and meditation purposes, as well as a sex toy
  • RB-79 Ball a fictional weapon from the anime series Mobile Suit Gundam
  • Bauble or ball, a common type of Christmas ornament
In places, organizations:
In other uses:

References

balls in Arabic: كرة (توضيح)
balls in German: Kugel (Begriffsklärung)
balls in Finnish: Pallo
balls in Hebrew: כדור
balls in Italian: Palla
balls in Japanese: ボール (曖昧さ回避)
balls in Dutch: Bal
balls in Polish: Ball (ujednoznacznienie)
balls in Russian: Мяч
balls in Swedish: Boll (olika betydelser)
balls in Chinese: 球 (消歧義)

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

adventuresomeness, adventurousness, audaciousness, audacity, bag, ballocks, baloney, basket, beard, blague, bosh, bravado, bravura, breasts, bull, bullshit, bunk, bunkum, cervix, claptrap, clitoris, cod, cods, crap, cullions, daring, dauntlessness, derring-do, enterprise, eyewash, family jewels, female organs, flam, flimflam, foolhardiness, gammon, genitalia, genitals, gonads, guts, heart, hogwash, hoke, hokum, hooey, humbug, humbuggery, jiggery-pokery, labia, labia majora, labia minora, lingam, lips, male organs, meat, mettle, moonshine, moxie, nuts, nymphae, ovary, overboldness, penis, phallus, pluck, private parts, privates, privy parts, pubic hair, pudenda, reproductive organs, resolution, rocks, scrotum, secondary sex characteristic, sex organs, spermary, spirit, testes, testicles, uterus, vagina, venturesomeness, venturousness, vulva, womb, yoni
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