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Princeton's WordNet

  1. snowball, sweet sand verbena, Abronia elliptica(noun)

    plant having heads of fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers; grows in sandy arid regions

  2. snowball(noun)

    ball of ice cream covered with coconut and usually chocolate sauce

  3. snowball(noun)

    ball of crushed ice with fruit syrup

  4. snowball(verb)

    snow pressed into a ball for throwing (playfully)

  5. snowball(verb)

    increase or accumulate at a rapidly accelerating rate

  6. snowball(verb)

    throw snowballs at


  1. Snowball(n.)

    (Bot.) a shrub of the genus Viburnum, having large clusters of white flowers.

  2. Snowball(v. i.)

    To increase in magnitude at an accelerating rate, achieving large proportions; -- by analogy with a snowball rolling down a steep hill, causing a large snow slide.


  1. snowball(Noun)

    A ball of snow, usually one made in the hand and thrown for amusement in a snowball fight; also a larger ball of snow made by rolling a snowball around in snow that sticks to it and increases its diameter.

    Etymology: From snowball, snawball, equivalent to .

  2. snowball(Noun)

    A cocktail made from lemonade and advocaat.

    Etymology: From snowball, snawball, equivalent to .

  3. snowball(Noun)

    Something that snowballs (grows rapidly out of control).

    Etymology: From snowball, snawball, equivalent to .

  4. snowball(Noun)

    A sex act involving passing ejaculated semen from one person's mouth to another's.

    Etymology: From snowball, snawball, equivalent to .

  5. snowball(Verb)

    To rapidly grow out of proportion or control.

    The high unemployment rates quickly snowballed into a major budget problem for the government.

    Etymology: From snowball, snawball, equivalent to .

  6. snowball(Verb)

    To play at throwing snowballs.

    Etymology: From snowball, snawball, equivalent to .

  7. snowball(Verb)

    (sexual slang) To receive a man's ejaculate in one's mouth, and then to pass it back and forth between one's mouth and his.

    Etymology: From snowball, snawball, equivalent to .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Snowball(noun)

    a round mass of snow pressed or roller together, or anything resembling such a mass

  2. Snowball(noun)

    the Guelder-rose

  3. Snowball(verb)

    to pelt with snowballs; to throw snowballs at

  4. Snowball(verb)

    to throw snowballs


  1. Snowball

    A snowball is a spherical object made from snow, usually created by scooping snow with the hands, and compacting it into a roughly fist-sized ball. The snowball is often used to engage in games, such as snowball fights. Snowball fights are usually light-hearted and involve throwing snowballs at one's friends or family. The pressure exerted by the hands on the snow is a determinant for the final result. Reduced pressure leads to a light and soft snowball. Compacting humid or "packy" snow, by applying a high pressure produces a harder snowball or iceball, which eventually can be considered harmful during a snowball fight. A snowball may also be a large ball of snow formed by rolling a smaller snowball on a snow-covered surface. The smaller snowball grows by picking up additional snow as it rolls. The terms "snowball effect", "snowballing" and "Y Gasseg Eira" are named after this process. Often a snowman can be created using this method of snowballing, to create the sections needed to build the sculpture. There are some temperature/humidity ranges that prohibit or restrict the formulation of a snowball. With a powdery snow, snowballs are difficult to form. In temperatures below 0 °C, there is little free water in the snow, which leads to crumbly snowballs. At 0 °C or above, melted water in the snow results in a better cohesion. If you're walking on snow and it squeaks, chances are the temperature/humidity level won't form a snowball, because squeaking means that the snow is dry.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of snowball in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of snowball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8

Examples of snowball in a Sentence

  1. Deputy Police Chief Matt Barnes:

    A fun snowball fight is a fun snowball fight, and that's not something we enforce this ordinance with.

  2. Chris Landsberg:

    I think this thing is going to snowball throughout South Africa.

  3. Sandy Halperin:

    I was coughing away and sick, so to make me feel good my brothers would bring in the snow, i would make the snowballs and put them in the freezer so that they'd be ready for their war, their snowball fight with their friends.

  4. Doug Larson:

    The aging process has you firmly in its grasp if you never get the urge to throw a snowball.

  5. Glenn Beck:

    If Donald Trump wins (Iowa), it's going to be a snowball to hell.

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