International Standard Bible EncyclopediaBALL
bol (dur): A rare Hebrew word used in this sense only in Isaiah 22:18, and correctly rendered in the American Standard Revised Version "He will surely wind thee round and round, and toss thee like a ball into a large country." De Or, Bottcher, Jastrow, following Talmud, regard the noun as kaddur, but perhaps incorrectly.
See also GAMES.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
) Any round or roundish body or mass; a sphere or globe; as, a ball of twine; a ball of snow.
2. (n.) A spherical body of any substance or size used to play with, as by throwing, knocking, kicking, etc.
3. (n.) A general name for games in which a ball is thrown, kicked, or knocked. See Football.
4. (n.) Any solid spherical, cylindrical, or conical projectile of lead or iron, to be discharged from a firearm; as, a cannon ball; a rifle ball; -- often used collectively; as, powder and ball. Spherical balls for the smaller firearms are commonly called bullets.
5. (n.) A flaming, roundish body shot into the air; a case filled with combustibles intended to burst and give light or set fire, or to produce smoke or stench; as, a fire ball; a stink ball.
6. (n.) A leather-covered cushion, fastened to a handle called a ballstock; -- formerly used by printers for inking the form, but now superseded by the roller.
7. (n.) A roundish protuberant portion of some part of the body; as, the ball of the thumb; the ball of the foot.
8. (n.) A large pill, a form in which medicine is commonly given to horses; a bolus.
9. (n.) The globe or earth.
10. (v. i.) To gather balls which cling to the feet, as of damp snow or clay; to gather into balls; as, the horse balls; the snow balls.
11. (v. t.) To heat in a furnace and form into balls for rolling.
12. (v. t.) To form or wind into a ball; as, to ball cotton.
13. (n.) A social assembly for the purpose of dancing.
Strong's Hebrew1754. dur -- a circle, ball...
<< 1753, 1754. dur. 1755 >>. a circle, ball
. Transliteration: dur Phonetic
Spelling: (dure) Short Definition: ball
. Word Origin from ... /hebrew/1754.htm - 6k
6802. tsenephah -- toss
... Word Origin see tsanaph. toss From tsanaph; a ball -- X toss. see HEBREW tsanaph.
<< 6801, 6802. tsenephah. 6803 >>. Strong's Numbers.
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380. ishon -- the pupil (of the eye)
... Diminutive from 'iysh; the little man of the eye; the pupil or ball; hence, the
middle (of night) -- apple (of the eye), black, obscure. see HEBREW 'iysh. ...
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