Definitions for volleyballˈvɒl iˌbɔl

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

vol•ley•ballˈvɒl iˌbɔl(n.)

  1. a game for two teams in which the object is to keep a large ball in motion, from side to side over a high net, by striking it with the hands before it touches the ground.

    Category: Sport

  2. the ball used in this game.

    Category: Sport

Origin of volleyball:

1895–1900, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. volleyball, volleyball game(noun)

    a game in which two teams hit an inflated ball over a high net using their hands

  2. volleyball(noun)

    an inflated ball used in playing volleyball

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. volleyball(noun)ˈvɒl iˌbɔl

    a sport in which two teams hit a ball over a high net with their hands

    a game of volleyball

Wiktionary

  1. volleyball(Noun)

    A game played on a rectangular court between two teams of two to six players which involves striking a ball back and forth over a net.

  2. volleyball(Noun)

    The inflated ball used in such a game.

Freebase

  1. Volleyball

    Volleyball is a team sport in which two teams of six players are separated by a net. Each team tries to score points by grounding a ball on the other team's court under organized rules. It has been a part of the official program of the Summer Olympic Games since 1964. The complete rules are extensive. But simply, play proceeds as follows: a player on one of the teams begins a 'rally' by serving the ball, from behind the back boundary line of the court, over the net, and into the receiving team's court. The receiving team must not let the ball be grounded within their court. The team may touch the ball up to 3 times but individual players may not touch the ball twice consecutively. Typically, the first two touches are used to set up for an attack, an attempt to direct the ball back over the net in such a way that the serving team is unable to prevent it from being grounded in their court. The rally continues, with each team allowed as many as three consecutive touches, until either: a team makes a kill, grounding the ball on the opponent's court and winning the rally; or: a team commits a fault and loses the rally. The team that wins the rally is awarded a point, and serves the ball to start the next rally. A few of the most common faults include:

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Volleyball

    A team sport in which two teams hit an inflated ball back and forth over a high net using their hands.


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Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary

volleyball(noun)

a game in which a ball is volleyed over a high net, using the hands.

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