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Definitions for snowball
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snowball, sweet sand verbena, Abronia ellipticanoun
plant having heads of fragrant white trumpet-shaped flowers; grows in sandy arid regions
ball of ice cream covered with coconut and usually chocolate sauce
ball of crushed ice with fruit syrup
snow pressed into a ball for throwing (playfully)
increase or accumulate at a rapidly accelerating rate
throw snowballs at
(Bot.) a shrub of the genus Viburnum, having large clusters of white flowers.
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.
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.
A cocktail made from lemonade and advocaat.
Something that snowballs (grows rapidly out of control).
A sex act involving passing ejaculated semen from one person's mouth to another's.
To rapidly grow out of proportion or control.
The high unemployment rates quickly snowballed into a major budget problem for the government.
To play at throwing snowballs.
(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.
Samuel Johnson's Dictionary
A round lump of congelated snow.
Etymology: snow and ball.
They passed to the east-riding of Yorkshire, their company daily increasing, like a snowball in rolling. John Hayward.
His bulky folly gathers as it goes,
And, rolling o’er you, like a snowball grows. Dryden.
A snowball having the power to produce in us the ideas of white, cold, and round, the powers, as they are in the snowball, I call qualities; and as they are sensations in our understandings, ideas. John Locke.
A snowball is a spherical object made from snow, usually created by scooping snow with the hands, and pressing the snow together to compact it into a ball. Snowballs are often used in games such as snowball fights. 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" and "snowballing" are derived from this process. The Welsh dance "Y Gasseg Eira" also takes its name from an analogy with rolling a large snowball. This method of forming a large snowball is often used to create the sections needed to build a snowman. The underlying physical process that makes snowballs possible is sintering, in which a solid mass is compacted while near the melting point. Scientific theories about snowball formation began with a lecture by Michael Faraday in 1842, examining the attractive forces between ice particles. An influential early explanation by James Thomson invoked regelation, in which a solid is melted by pressure and then re-frozen.
a round mass of snow pressed or roller together, or anything resembling such a mass
to pelt with snowballs; to throw snowballs at
to throw snowballs
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.
Surnames Frequency by Census Records
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, Snowball is ranked #38214 in terms of the most common surnames in America.
The Snowball surname appeared 580 times in the 2010 census and if you were to sample 100,000 people in the United States, approximately 0 would have the surname Snowball.
62.9% or 365 total occurrences were White.
20.1% or 117 total occurrences were American Indian or Alaskan Native.
6.2% or 36 total occurrences were of two or more races.
5.1% or 30 total occurrences were Black.
The numerical value of snowball in Chaldean Numerology is: 3
The numerical value of snowball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 8
Examples of snowball in a Sentence
Do you know what this is? It's a snowball.
Guilt will eventually bring you down. ... It can snowball into a negative conversation in your head. ... You beat yourself up and say,' why did I do that ?' And then you say,' now I might as well eat all of this'... and all of this erodes at your self-esteem.
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.
It's also possible that there's the acute inflammation of getting Covid which may be present in low levels, even in asymptomatic or minimally symptomatic cases, that can lead to a short-term insulin resistance, which can maybe snowball or set off a chain of events that leads to more longer-term insulin resistance.
Our medication society is set up to just give somebody pain pills and now we’re seeing problems with that, doctors are getting more stringent so individuals are going to the street for drugs that make them feel better and are cheaper. It’s a snowball effect.
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Translations for snowball
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- كرة الثلج, كرة ثلجيةArabic
- bola de neuCatalan, Valencian
- sněhová kouleCzech
- bola de nieveSpanish
- گلوله برفPersian
- lumisotasilla, olla, leikkiä, lumipallo, lumisota, paisuaFinnish
- boule de neige, balle de neigeFrench
- כדור שלגHebrew
- semakin bertambahIndonesian
- palla di neveItalian
- 雪だるま式, 雪つぶて, 雪合戦, スノーボール, 雪だるま, 雪玉Japanese
- თოვლის გუნდა, გუნდაGeorgian
- Schnéiklatz, SchnéiballLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- snøballNorwegian Nynorsk
- śnieżna kula, śnieżka, kulka śniegowa, kulka śnieżnaPolish
- bola de neve, [[bola]] [[de]] [[neve]]Portuguese
- bulgăre de zăpadăRomanian
- снежок, сне, снежный комRussian
- грудва, grudvaSerbo-Croatian
- snöboll, ha snöbollskrigSwedish
- gar zyňyşmakTurkmen
- kar topuTurkish
- tuyết vò trònVietnamese
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