What does volleyball mean?

Definitions for volleyball
ˈvɒl iˌbɔlvol·ley·ball

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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


  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.


  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.

Editors Contribution

  1. volleyball

    A type of sport played according to official rules.

    Volleyball is a popular team sport.

    Submitted by MaryC on March 13, 2017  

How to pronounce volleyball?

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How to say volleyball in sign language?

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of volleyball in Chaldean Numerology is: 7

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of volleyball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Examples of volleyball in a Sentence

  1. Pawel Pawlikowski/Ida:

    It was fantastic night for us and also it has been a great year for Poland. We won in volleyball, we beat Germany in football, first time in 80 years, and tonight -- crowning glory.

  2. Karissa Cook:

    For Tokyo the beach volleyball qualifications have already started so we are not in hunt which is why we're able to come here.

  3. Karch Kiraly as head coach:

    This is probably going to be the best volleyball Olympics ever with this country so volleyball crazy - it will be an amazing atmosphere, brazil have a lot of advantages here. They have a lot of players with experience of winning Olympics, players and staff, and now they get to be host.

  4. Martine Wright:

    I truly believe I was always meant to make this journey, my son was born on July 7. I now wear number seven. I chose that. I wear that on my shirt. I am now captain of the Great Britain Sitting Volleyball team, and I wear that because I truly believe that is my lucky number, and it is also a testament and a memory to all of the people who lost their lives that day.

  5. Walsh Jennings:

    Our goal is to play our best volleyball here in Rio, every single match come out and show up and be at our best, we really don't think about the result. We just know how we want to play.

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