Ball

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See also: ball, bal, bál, bål, and baḻ

English[edit]

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Ball

  1. A surname​.

German[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From Old High German bal, from Proto-Germanic *balluz.

Noun[edit]

Ball m (genitive Balls or Balles, plural Bälle, diminutive Bällchen n)

  1. ball (round or roundish object, most often used for games)
Usage notes[edit]

The German words Kugel and Ball are usually distinguished inasmuch as the former refers to solid balls (such as those used for billiards or bowling) while the latter refers to air-filled or elastic balls (such as tennis or soccer balls). This distinction may be neglected colloquially or jokingly.

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Etymology 2[edit]

From French bal.

Noun[edit]

Ball m

  1. (dance) ball (social gathering for dancing), prom (US)
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Luxembourgish[edit]

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Noun[edit]

Ball m (plural Bäll)

  1. ball (round object for playing sports)