Definitions for baller

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary


  1. a spherical or approximately spherical body; sphere.

  2. a round or roundish body, of various sizes and materials, either hollow or solid, for use in games, as baseball, football, or golf.

  3. a game played with a ball, esp. baseball or softball.

    Category: Games

  4. a pitched ball in baseball that is not swung at by the batter and does not pass through the strike zone.

    Category: Sport

  5. a solid, spherical projectile for a weapon. projectiles collectively.

    Category: Military

  6. a part, esp. of the human body, that is rounded or protuberant:

    the ball of the thumb.

  7. Vulgar Slang. a testicle.

    Category: Status (usage)

  8. balls, Slang: Usu. Vulgar. boldness; courage. nonsense (often used as an interjection).

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  9. a planetary or celestial body, esp. the earth.

  10. (v.t.)to make into a ball or balls.

  11. Vulgar Slang. to have sexual intercourse with.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  12. (v.i.)to form or gather into a ball.

    Category: Cooking, Common Vocabulary

  13. Vulgar Slang. to have sexual intercourse.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Status (usage)

  14. ball up, to make into a mess; confuse.

    Category: Verb Phrase, Status (usage)

Idioms for ball:

  1. carry the ball,to assume the responsibility; bear the burden.

    Category: Idiom

  2. get or start (or keep ) the ball rolling,to initiate (or continue) an activity.

    Category: Idiom

  3. on the ball, alert or vital: into a state of alertness and efficiency: indicating intelligence and ability:

    to be on the ball.

    to get on the ball.

    to have a lot on the ball.

    Category: Idiom

  4. play ball, to work together; cooperate.

    Category: Idiom

Origin of ball:

1175–1225; < OF < Gmc *ballaz; cf. OHG bal, ON bǫllr



  1. a large, usu. lavish, formal party featuring social dancing, sometimes given to introduce debutantes or benefit a charitable organization.

  2. Informal. a thoroughly good time.

    Category: Informal

Origin of ball:

1625–35; < F bal, n. der. of bal(l)er to dance < LL ballāre < Gk ballízein


  1. John, died 1381, English priest: one of the leaders of Wat Tyler's peasants' revolt in 1381.

    Category: Biography

  2. Lucille,1911–89, U.S. actress.

    Category: Biography


  1. baller(Noun)

    One who plays basketball; a basketballer.

  2. baller(Noun)

    One who lives an extravagant, money-driven lifestyle.

    Did you see that car? Heu2019s such a baller.

  3. Origin: . William Shakespeare used this word to describe a successful juggler.


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