ball vs bawl

ball bawl


  • 1) A pitched baseball that does not pass through the strike zone and is not swung at by the batter.
  • 2) Courage, especially when reckless.
  • 3) Projectiles of this kind considered as a group.
  • 4) A spherical or almost spherical body.
  • 5) Great presumptuousness.
  • 6) Informal An extremely enjoyable time or experience.
  • 7) A rounded part or protuberance, especially of the body.
  • 8) A solid spherical or pointed projectile, such as one shot from a cannon.
  • 9) A formal gathering for social dancing.
  • 10) Such an object moving, thrown, hit, or kicked in a particular manner.
  • 11) A game, especially baseball or basketball, played with such an object.
  • 12) Any of various movable and round or oblong objects used in various athletic activities and games.
  • 13) A spherical object or entity.
  • 14) A white streak or spot.
  • 15) In printing, a rounded mass or cushion of hair or wool, covered with soft leather or skin, and fastened to a stock called a ball-stock, used (generally in pairs, one for each hand) before the invention of the roller to ink type on the press: still in use by wood-engravers, but made of smaller size, and with a silk instead of a leather face.
  • 16) A spherical or approximately spherical body; a sphere; a globe: as, a ball of snow, of thread, of twine, etc. Specifically
  • 17) A small spherical body of wood or ivory used in voting by ballot. See ballot and blackball.
  • 18) plural Iron ore occurring in balls or nodules. Also ball-ironstone.
  • 19) A clew or cop of thread, twine, or yarn.—
  • 20) A spherical piece of soap.
  • 21) A belt of sand a short distance offshore on which waves break in rough weather.
  • 22) In architecture, a spherical ornament.
  • 23) In pyrotechnics, a globular mass of combustible ingredients, or a case filled with them, designed to set fire to something or to give forth light, etc.; a fireball.
  • 24) A game played with a ball, especially base-ball or any modification of it.
  • 25) In metallurgy, one of the masses of iron, weighing about 80 pounds, into which, in the process of converting pig-iron into wrought-iron by puddling, the iron in the reverberatory furnace is made up as soon as it begins to assume a pasty condition.
  • 26) A horse or nag (originally, white-faced): used appellatively, like dun, bayard.
  • 27) The missile or projectile thrown from a firearm or other engine of war; a bullet or cannon-ball, whether spherical (as originally) or conical or cylindrical (as now commonly); in artillery, a solid projectile, as distinguished from a hollow one called a shell (which see).
  • 28) In base-ball, a pitch such that the ball fails to pass over the home-plate not higher than the shoulder nor lower than the knees of the striker: as, the pitcher is allowed five balls by the rules of the game.
  • 29) In medicine, a bolus; a large pill: now only in veterinary medicine.
  • 30) A round or nearly round body, of different materials and sizes, for use in various games, as base-ball, foot-ball, cricket, tennis, billiards, etc.
  • 31) A rounded package; a bale.
  • 32) An obsolete form of bal.
  • 33) In the manufacture of soda by the Leblanc process, the batch of pasty material produced by heating together sodium sulphate or salt-cake, calcium carbonate (limestone or chalk), and coal as discharged from the furnace.
  • 34) A toss or throw of a ball in a game: as, a swift ball; a high or low ball.
  • 35) Projectiles, and more particularly bullets, collectively: as, to supply a regiment with powder and ball; the troops were ordered to load with ball.
  • 36) To take part in a ball; dance.
  • 37) An obsolete form of bawl.
  • 38) To form into a ball.
  • 39) To become formed into a ball.
  • 40) (have) To have control over someone; have someone at one's mercy.
  • 41) (on the ball) Alert, competent, or efficient.
  • 42) (on the ball) Relating to qualities, such as competence, skill, or knowledge, that are necessary for success.


  • 1) A loud, bellowing cry; a wail.
  • 2) A loud, prolonged cry; an outcry.
  • 3) A shout at the top of one's voice; an outcry: as, the children set up a loud bawl.
  • 4) Obsolete spelling of ball.
  • 5) intransitive To shout or utter in a loud and intense manner.
  • 6) intransitive To wail; to give out a blaring cry.
  • 7) cry loudly
  • 8) To bark or howl, as a dog.
  • 9) To utter or proclaim by outcry; shout out.
  • 10) Tobarkorhowl,asadog.
  • 11) To cry out with a loud full sound; make vehement or clamorous outcries, as in pain, exultation, etc.; shout.
  • 12) To cry for sale, as a hawker.
  • 13) To cry or sob loudly; wail. synonym: cry.
  • 14) To cry out loudly and vehemently; shout.
  • 15) To utter in a loud, vehement voice. synonym: yell.
  • 16) To cry out with a loud, full sound; to cry with vehemence, as in calling or exultation; to shout; to vociferate.
  • 17) To cry loudly, as a child from pain or vexation.
  • 18) To proclaim with a loud voice, or by outcry, as a hawker or town-crier does.


  • 1) A young lady, whilst congratulating him on his elevation, and requesting him to give a ball during the vacation, happened to touch his wig with her fan, and caused the powder to fly about; upon which the doctor exclaimed, "My dear, you see you can get the powder out of the _cannon_, but not the _ball_."
  • 2) To celebrate his recovery, his lordship determined to give a ball; and Miss Bateman persuaded him to make it a _fancy ball_.
  • 3) Using his line drive%, ground ball% and fly ball% to normalize things a bit, his batted-ball type should translate to about a .352 BABIP.
  • 4) $query = "SELECT * FROM ball WHERE ball_id = '$ball'";
  • 5) ball is moved on canvas using specified speed, Move () method in ball class will move ball to new X and Y location. sender, EventArgs e) {_ball.
  • 6) The Dudesons in America - co-produced by Jackass star Johnny Knoxville - took the term ball-busting to a new visual level.
  • 7) ‘I had many offers to balls and social gatherings but I had never accepted.’
  • 8) ‘They were in great demand for hunt balls, ballroom dancing, weddings and other social gatherings.’
  • 9) ‘An invitation to a formal dance or ball is the perfect excuse to indulge in your fairytale fantasies.’
  • 10) ‘The girls planned their ball gowns for weeks ahead and the talk was about boys from a nearby Catholic school.’
  • 11) ‘You're probably swanning around the place up there right now in a ball gown and heels…’
  • 12) ‘It will match any outfit and is perfect for any occasion, from out for the day to a formal ball.’
  • 13) ‘Built in the 1870s it was the first hall in Auckland for musical activities, balls, social events and even ladies' roller skating.’
  • 14) ‘He watched as his mother emerged from her room, dressed in her ball gown and sparkling in rubies.’
  • 15) ‘She thought wistfully of the elegant ball gown that had been made just for tonight.’
  • 16) ‘The only time she ever puts her hair up is during a ball or formal affair.’
  • 17) ‘That evening at the ball she watched the formal introductions patiently waiting so that she could go and greet Natalie.’
  • 18) ‘I also liked dancing at the palace balls and playing the flute.’
  • 19) ‘Social balls and charity have morphed into PR events and openings.’
  • 20) ‘Which was the reason why I still went to balls and the social functions of the season.’
  • 21) ‘Banquets, balls, dinner dances, bazaars and fetes, exhibitions and civic receptions were held there in its proud heyday.’
  • 22) ‘It was the morning of the debutante ball and I was giving Ryan last minute dance lessons.’
  • 23) ‘After all, you don't miss your debutante ball, especially when your family is hosting it.’
  • 24) ‘It was long and gauzy; it felt like something that should be worn to a masquerade ball, or a prom.’
  • 25) ‘I just wanted to tell you that you'll be having a debutante ball on your birthday!’
  • 26) ‘However, most did boast a formal music room, where recitals and smaller dances and balls could be held.’


  • 1) They are shouting and bawling without knowing the facts.
  • 2) They turned around and ran for the door again, with the forty voices bawling in their ears.
  • 3) It might have been hammering down but it is good to see you getting out of your seat and bawling instructions to your players.
  • 4) I saw him on the touchline shouting and bawling and jumping up and down.
  • 5) He doesn't always have to be bawling people out and thinking he has to live up to an image.
  • 6) I love watching him lead from the back, bawling people out and putting himself on the line.
  • 7) There are organised games near where I live and you can hear the bawling and shouting as you walk past.
  • 8) What I realised was that it was no good me going into the dressing room before, during and after games shouting and bawling.
  • 9) *tayks anottur bawl frum teh rakk: a yellow furst-troll bawl*
  • 10) The anguish of Patsy's thoughts caused him suddenly to "bawl" as he would have put it himself.
  • 11) It was a good thing he had stopped to "bawl," else maybe he'd have missed the goat who had been having her fill of Mrs. McEnroe's after-grass.
  • 12) It was his responsibility to bawl out Tim for doing something so dangerous, but Grady was leaving it all to Alex.
  • 13) Fact: The midseason finale of Grey's Anatomy will make you bawl your eyes out.
  • 14) I could never pull off a full on pretend bawl, but I've got these two dimwits in the palm of my hand now and just a hint will close the deal.
  • 15) Good Omens made me laugh AND bawl like a baby … so, yeah.
  • 16) There was instant silence from the dog, although Tony continued his whining bawl in her ear.
  • 17) Then they go out into the living room and they watch the news and they try not to bawl their eyes out because monsters do exist.
  • 18) ‘But when he went into school and took the letter I had written, he was bawled at by one teacher while trying to explain.’
  • 19) ‘She was screaming and bawling out uncontrollably.’
  • 20) ‘He stepped up his voice each time until he was bawling out his message.’
  • 21) ‘LA Reid's son saw her, told his dad, and his dad went down and bawled at her.’
  • 22) ‘I used to train with the first team under him and if I lost the ball I'd get bawled at.’
  • 23) ‘He bawled at the reporters and obviously expected them to retreat.’
  • 24) ‘Matron had bawled at her for being out of bed when Kiv had woken, but she didn't care.’
  • 25) ‘He's shouting and bawling at everyone - hospital chiefs, the BMA, the nurses, everybody.’
  • 26) ‘First a drunken tramp got on and started bawling and shouting and generally upsetting people.’
  • 27) ‘‘The fans pay their money, they're entitled to do what they like and they're entitled to shout and bawl,’ says Davies, sitting with lanky striker Derek Townsley and chief executive Pat Nevin.’
  • 28) ‘‘As a paid officer, a hired hand, he isn't there to shout and bawl at an elected member,’ Coun Jarvis added.’
  • 29) ‘They were shouting and bawling at each other, more in a state of drunkenness than organised malice, and those words we caught were more to do with just how drunk they were and how annoyed they were that no pubs were open.’
  • 30) ‘The common image of workplace bullying may be a manager shouting and bawling at a subordinate, but in reality the targeting is often much more subtle and insidious.’
  • 31) ‘They're shouting and bawling all the time, or just sitting in their rooms drinking.’
  • 32) ‘I'm sure he can shout and bawl like the best of them when he wants to but generally Colin is very supportive and confident.’
  • 33) ‘True, Hoddle doesn't shout and bawl, but there is a coldness to him.’
  • 34) ‘You know when he's not happy, but he's not a manager who bawls and shouts.’
  • 35) ‘Hopefully things will go well and I can stay quiet and not have to shout and bawl.’
  • 36) ‘If anything, I should be bawling a manifesto, so that I might be better understood.’
  • 37) ‘Similarly, I don't believe tennis provides a profitable environment for light-hearted banter since you are so far away from your opponent and small talk loses something of its intimate charm when it has to be bawled out over a net.’
  • 38) ‘Some people weep and bawl, some just put on a brave face and try to go on instead of showing their emotions outwardly.’
  • 39) ‘When no answer was forthcoming, the plump girl began to bawl noisily.’
  • 40) ‘Scarlet wasn't bawling like a baby this time, but the tears were still on her face as she rested her head on Major's shoulder.’
  • 41) ‘But my teacher would not ask the bus driver to stop… until I bawled like a baby.’
  • 42) ‘So I started to talk about it… hesitating and faltering all the way… and I bawled like a baby the entire time.’
  • 43) ‘Animated figures of women washed clothes, babies bawled, roosters crowed, blacksmiths worked at their forges.’
  • 44) ‘But right now, Dan was bawling like a baby, as the news reporter announced that the family-less old lady died, having no one to mourn over her.’
  • 45) ‘Anyone else in your situation would be bawling like a baby.’
  • 46) ‘I touch her arm, and the next thing I know, she's bawling like a baby into my shoulder.’
  • 47) ‘I raced back to my room, threw myself on my bed, and bawled like a baby!’
  • 48) ‘Lana rolled her eyes; she couldn't believe that her mother still bawled like a baby every time her brother had to go to school.’
  • 49) ‘At that point, even Tommy got frightened by the noise and began to bawl, but in order to find out who was the intruder I tried to keep the baby quiet.’
  • 50) ‘She threw herself into his protective embrace and began bawling.’
  • 51) ‘She began to bawl unbearably and leaned into Malachi's chest, clutching his sweatshirt tightly.’
  • 52) ‘He started bawling again, tears streaming down his cheeks.’
  • 53) ‘I bawled at the end, and Rach laughed at me, but I don't care because she cries at that pathetic Huggies ad!’
  • 54) ‘It was a little disconcerting because he was just bawling his eyes out.’
  • 55) ‘I cannot sleep now because I've just spent the last 10 minutes bawling my eyes out.’
  • 56) ‘I'm sure when the time comes I will be bawling my eyes out as I am going to miss our friends so much.’
  • 57) ‘So, I cried on the way home for lunch, got Don on his cell phone, and bawled my little eyes out (not so hard as to cry my contacts out, which I have done, but that's a story for another day).’
  • 58) ‘In all, 7,629 came along, not only to bear witness but to provide a Greek chorus, with bawls and murmurs accompanying every touch of the ball in the early minutes.’
  • 59) ‘Her words were buried under assorted bawls, bellows, and roars; now it sounded like ten minutes past feeding time at the zoo.’
  • 60) ‘'I then hear cuffing sounds and screams and bawls for help,' the teary-eyed relative said.’
  • 61) ‘Have a bawl on the karaoke, or test your powers of creative writing in the fun quiz, because the emphasis is definitely on fun.’
  • 62) ‘He went still, the old urge taking over, homing in on the sound like a cow hearing the bawl of her calf.’
  • 63) ‘The tradition of having a new year's ball in Kerry was upstaged this year by the new year's bawls that filled the corridors of Tralee General Hospital's maternity unit on the first day of January.’
  • 64) ‘They became a bit less violent over time, the extension stifling and his body slowly stopping its movement, each bawl dying down to a cough, dying down to hard breathing, then back down to normal.’

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