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Principal Translations/Traduzioni principali
IngleseItaliano
ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small: tennis, baseball)palla, pallina nf
 Throw me the ball.
 Tirami la palla.
ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large: basketball, football)pallone nm
  palla nf
 He shot the ball in the final seconds of the game.
 Ha lanciato il pallone negli ultimi istanti della partita.
ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sphere) (oggetto sferico)palla nf
 The cone had two balls of ice cream in it.
 Il cono aveva due palle di gelato.
 
Traduzioni aggiuntive
IngleseItaliano
ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (cannonball)palla di cannone nf
 The naval frigate fired both ball and grapeshot at the sails of the enemy ship.
 La fregata navale lanciò palle di cannone e mitraglie contro le vele della nave nemica.
ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wool, etc. wound into ball)gomitolo nm
 He knitted the ball of wool into a cap and mittens.
 Con il gomitolo di lana ha fatto un berretto e dei guanti.
ball,
ball of the foot
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(underside of foot)avampiede nm
 He stood on the balls of his feet, ready to move.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Ho appoggiato l'avampiede sulla scala, ma traballava e non sono salito.
ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (formal dance)ballo nm
 She bought a formal dress for the Christmas Ball.
 Ha comprato un abito da cerimonia per il ballo di Natale.
ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bowling, billiards: hard ball) (biliardo)palla nf
  (biliardo, piccola)pallino nm
  (bowling)boccia nf
 He hit the cue ball as hard as he could.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Ha colpito la palla con decisione, ed è finita in buca.
 Ha colpito il pallino più forte che poteva.
ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (game using a ball)partita nf
 Let's play ball - we should have started ten minutes ago!
 Iniziamo la partita - avremmo dovuto iniziare dieci minuti fa!
ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (baseball: not swung at) (baseball: palla fuori zona strike)ball nm
 The pitch was too high and was called a ball by the umpire.
 Il tiro era troppo alto e l'arbitro ha assegnato un ball.
ball,
ball of the thumb
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(base of thumb) (medicina)tenare nm
  (medicina)eminenza tenar nf
 The ball of my thumb hurts while I'm playing the violin.
 Il tenare del pollice mi fa male quando suono il violino.
balls nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." slang, vulgar (testicles) (volgare)palle nfpl
  (volgare)coglioni nmpl
 When he grabbed me I gave him a good kick in the balls and ran like hell.
 Quando mi ha trattenuto gli ho rifilato un calcio nelle palle e sono corso via più veloce che potevo.
balls nplplural noun: Noun always used in plural form--for example, "jeans," "scissors." vulgar, slang (courage, daring) (volgare, figurato: coraggio)palle nfpl
 I don't have the balls for skydiving.
 Non ho le palle per praticare lo skydiving.
ball [sb] vtrtransitive verb: Verb taking a direct object--for example, "Say something." "She found the cat." US, vulgar, slang (have sex with) (volgare)scopare, trombare, fottere vtr
 The hot kisses made him want to ball her.
 I baci appassionati gli hanno fatto venire voglia di scoparsela.
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WordReference English-Italiano Dictionary © 2017:

Compound Forms/Forme composte
IngleseItaliano
a whole new ball game,
a brand new ball game
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US, informal, figurative (changed situation)situazione completamente nuova nf
 That puts matters in a different light. It's a brand new ball game now.
 Questo mette le cose sotto un'altra luce. È una situazione completamente nuova adesso.
air ball (basketball shot)air ball nm
ball and chain palla al piede
ball bearing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (metal bearing with ball)cuscinetto a sfere nm
 These ball bearings contain two rows of balls side by side.
 Questi cuscinetti a sfere contengono due file di sfere una accanto all'altra.
ball bearing nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (metal ball in bearing)sfera di cuscinetto nf
 The ball bearings rotate in the hub of the wheel.
 Le sfere di cuscinetto ruotano nel mozzo della ruota.
ball boy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tennis: boy who recovers ball)raccattapalle nm
 The ball boys dart out from the sidelines to take stray balls off the tennis court.
 I raccattapalle scattano dai bordi del campo per raccogliere le palle perse sul campo da tennis.
ball boy nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (baseball: boy who recovers foul balls)raccattapalle nm
ball cap (baseball)berretto da baseball nm
  cappello da baseball nm
ball club nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US (professional baseball team)squadra di baseball nf
 Whether the player will remain with the ball club is uncertain.
 Non è sicuro che il giocatore rimanga nella squadra di baseball.
ball cock  (in vaschetta)galleggiante nm
ball control (sports)controllo della palla nm
ball foot (furniture)piede a sfera nm
ball game nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sport played with ball) (generico)gioco con la palla nm
 No ball games are allowed in this park.
 In questo parco non sono ammessi giochi con la palla.
ball game nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, informal (baseball match)partita di baseball nf
 When my dad takes me to a ball game, he always buys me a hot dog.
 Quando mio papà mi porta a una partita di baseball mi compra sempre un hot dog.
ball girl nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (tennis: girl who recovers ball) (femmina)raccattapalle nf
ball joint nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (structure: movable connection)snodo nm
 I need to replace my ball joints but finding replacement parts is difficult for a car that old.
  snodo a sfera nm
ball joint nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (bones: movable articulation) (medico)articolazione nf
 Ogni volta che la muovo, l'articolazione della spalla scrocchia.
ball lightning nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (ball-shaped lightning)fulmine globulare nm
 Il fulmine globulare è un fenomeno luminoso dell'atmosfera.
  sfera di luce nf
ball mill mulino a palle
ball mill (grinding mill)mulino a biglie nm
  mulino a sfere nm
  mulino a palle nm
ball of fire nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (fireball)palla di fuoco nf
 We heard the explosion, then saw a great ball of fire shooting to the sky. The propane tanker exploded into a great ball of fire.
 Abbiamo sentito l'esplosione e poi abbiamo visto una grande palla di fuoco schizzare in cielo. La cisterna di propano esplose in una palla di fuoco.
ball of fire nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. figurative (dynamic person) (figurato: iperattivo)vulcano, ciclone nm
 My aunt is always busy; she's a real ball of fire.
 Mia zia ha sempre qualcosa da fare, è un vero ciclone.
ball of thread nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (thin fibre wound into a ball)gomitolo nm
 It's hard to crochet when the kitten keeps playing with the ball of thread.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Il gomitolo di cotone pesa 50 grammi.
ball of yarn nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (wool, etc., wound into a ball)gomitolo nm
 My kitten loves to play with a ball of yarn.
 Il mio gattino adora giocare con un gomitolo.
ball python pitone reale
ball sport nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. often plural (game: with ball)sport con palla nm
  sport sferistico nm
ball [sth] up,
ball up [sth],
UK: balls up,
balls [sth] up
vtr phrasal sepphrasal verb, transitive, separable: Verb with adverb(s) or preposition(s), having special meaning, divisible--for example, "call off" [=cancel], "call the game off," "call off the game."
US, slang (make a mess of) (colloquiale)incasinare vtr
  (colloquiale)fare un casino con [qlcs] vtr
 I've really balled up my computer this time; I'll have to call tech support.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Smettila di incasinarmi scrivania!
ball valve valvola a sfera
ball-bearing con cuscinetto a sfera adj
ball-buster,
ballbuster,
ball-breaker,
ballbreaker
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal (woman threatening to men) (di donna)dominatrice nf
  virago nf
ball-buster,
ballbuster,
ball-breaker,
ballbreaker
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
informal (strict disciplinarian)persona inflessibile nf
ball-carrier chi possiede la palla nm
ball-point a sfera adj
ball-shaped a sfera adj
ballpoint pen,
ball pen
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(biro)penna a sfera nf
  penna biro, biro nf
 I would rather use a fountain pen than a ballpoint pen.
 Preferisco usare una penna stilografica che una penna a sfera.
baseball cap,
ball cap
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(peaked sports hat)berretto da baseball nm
 A baseball cap is a close-fitting cap with a stiff brim in front.
 Un berretto da baseball è un berretto aderente con una falda rigida davanti.
beach ball,
beachball
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
(toy: inflatable ball)pallone gonfiabile, pallone da spiaggia nm
 The children were playing with a beach ball.
 I bambini giocavano con un pallone da spiaggia.
behind the eight ball advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." US, figurative (at a disadvantage)in una situazione difficile avv
 The university is behind the eight ball when it comes to attracting international students.
 L'università si trova in una situazione difficile quando si tratta di attirare studenti internazionali.
belle,
belle of the ball
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
dated (most charming girl present) (la più bella di un evento)reginetta nf
  (di un gruppo, di un evento)la più bella nf
 When she was younger she was the belle of the town.
 Quando era più giovane era la più bella del paese.
billiard ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (ball used to play billiards)palla da biliardo nf
black-ball voto contrario nm
bowling ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (large: for tenpins)palla da bowling nf
  (poco usato)boccia da bowling nf
 The bowling ball was so heavy that I thought I would drop it on my toes.
 La palla da bowling era così pesante che temevo che mi sarebbe caduta su un piede.
bowling ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small: for lawn bowls) (per giocare a bocce)boccia nf
charity ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (formal dance for charitable cause)ballo di beneficenza nm
 The police held a charity ball to raise money for the local orphanage.
 La polizia organizzò un ballo di beneficenza per raccogliere fondi per l'orfanotrofio cittadino.
cotton ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (soft cotton)batuffolo di cotone nm
 I use a cotton ball to apply nail polish remover.
 Per passarmi l'acetone sulle unghie uso un batuffolo di cotone.
cricket ball palla da cricket
croquet ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (sport: wooden ball used in croquet)palla da croquet nf
 Thelma used her mallet to send the croquet ball flying over the fence!
 Thelma ha usato la sua mazza per spedire la palla da croquet oltre la staccionata!
crystal ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (glass ball used to predict future)sfera di cristallo nf
 The fortune-teller gazed into the crystal ball.
 Il chiromante guardò nella sfera di cristallo.
cue ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (snooker, pool: white ball)pallino nm
 In pool you hit the coloured balls with the white cue ball.
 A biliardo si colpiscono le palline colorate con i il pallino bianco.
cue-ball pallino nm
curve ball tiro deviato
dodge ball  (gioco, sport)dodgeball nm
dodgeball,
dodge ball
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (American ball game) (gioco di squadra)dodgeball nm
 I always hated dodgeball, especially after the ball hit me in the face.
 Ho sempre odiato il dodgeball, in particolare da quando mi è arrivata la palla in faccia.
drop the ball v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (fail to do one's part)fare un errore vtr
 The company dropped the ball when the product was late in reaching some key markets.
 L'azienda ha fatto un errore quando il prodotto ha raggiunto in ritardo alcuni mercati importanti.
eight ball palla nera (n. 8) nel biliardo all'americana
eight ball versione americana del gioco del biliardo
eight ball biliardo all'americana
fire-ball palla di fuoco nf
fly ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (baseball batted high into the air) (baseball: palla battuta)fly ball nf
foul ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (baseball: ball out of bounds) (baseball)foul ball nm
  palla in foul nf
 It appeared to be a home run, but the umpire ruled that it was a foul ball.
 Sembrava un fuoricampo, ma secondo l'arbitro era solo un foul ball.
gazing ball sfera di cristallo; palla di vetro
get on the ball avere la situazione sotto controllo
get the ball rolling v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (start [sth] off)partire, iniziare, cominciare vi
gold-ball con una palla d'oro (orecchini, etc.)
golf ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (small white ball used in golf)palla da golf, pallina da golf nf
 When he went golfing he hit the golf ball into the water.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. I giocatori principianti perdono un sacco di palline da golf
grounder,
ground ball
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (baseball: ground ball) (baseball)palla a terra nf
have a ball v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." informal (enjoy oneself immensely) (informale)divertirsi un mondo v rif
 Thank you for a wonderful party; we all had a ball!
 Complimenti per la festa, ci siamo divertiti un mondo.
  (informale)spassarsela v rif
 Complimenti per la festa, ce la siamo veramente spassata.
juggling ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (soft ball used for juggling)palla da giocoliere, pallina da giocoliere nf
Nota: Termine generico: può indicare sia le palle morbide che quelle dure.
 The clown dropped the juggling ball.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Le palline da giocoliere possono essere riempite di sabbia o semi.
jump ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (in basketball) (basket)salto a due
 As the two players were struggling to gain possession of the ball, the referee called a jump ball.
masked ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (dance where costumes are worn)ballo in maschera nm
 We went to the masked ball as Pierrot and Pierrette.
 Siamo andati al ballo in maschera vestiti da Pierrot e Pierrette.
masquerade ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (masked dance)ballo in maschera nm
 For New Year's the Smiths held a masquerade ball at their country home.
 Per Capodanno, i Bianchi hanno tenuto un ballo in maschera nella loro villa in campagna.
meat ball polpetta nf
medicine ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (ball used in weight training)palla medica nf
 The physical therapist had her use a medicine ball to strengthen her abdomen.
mothball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. usually plural (pesticide for clothing)naftalina nf
 Before storing the box of clothing, we added mothballs to protect its contents.
 Prima di mettere via le scatole di vestiti abbiamo aggiunto la naftalina per proteggerne il contenuto.
new ball game (new situation)situazione nuova nf
no ball (cricket)lancio nullo nm
no ball no ball (cricket)
no-ball no ball (cricket)
on the ball advadverb: Describes a verb, adjective, adverb, or clause--for example, "come quickly," "very rare," "happening now," "fall down." figurative, informal (alert)in guardia, all'erta agg
 You need to be on the ball to spot the best bargains.
passed ball palla passata
play ball vtr + n (throw, catch a ball)giocare a palla vi
 Shall we play ball in the park?
 Andiamo al parco a giocare a palla?
play ball with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (throw, catch a ball with [sb])giocare a palla con vi
 My son often plays ball with the boy from next door.
play ball vtr + n figurative (co-operate)collaborare, cooperare vi
 The deal's off - John won't play ball.
 L'accordo non si fa - John non vuole cooperare.
play ball with [sb] v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." figurative (co-operate with [sb])collaborare con, cooperare con vi
 The company needs smart people who can play ball with our software development team.
playground ball softball nm
pool ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (ball used in game of billiards)palla da biliardo nf
 The pool ball rolled into the pocket.
rubber ball palla di gomma
snap the ball v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end." (American football: make the first pass) (football USA)passare la palla a inizio gioco
spitball,
spit ball
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (paper chewed and spat) (per cerbottana)pallina di carta nf
spitball,
spit ball
nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc.
US (baseball: ball dampened with spit) (storico, baseball: tipo di lancio)spitball nm
tea ball (infusion ball)filtro per infusi sferico
  uovo da tè nm
tennis ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (rubber ball used in tennis)palla da tennis, pallina da tennis nf
the whole ball of wax nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. US, slang (everything)tutto quanto nm
  (informale)l'intera baracca, tutta la baracca nf
  (questione astratta)intera faccenda nf
 Give me a shampoo, haircut, permanent, and facial; I want the whole ball of wax.
 This sentence is not a translation of the original sentence. Il direttore si sta occupando dell'intera faccenda.
three-ball partita a tre palle nm
throw [sb] a curve ball,
throw [sb] a curve
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
US, informal, figurative (do [sth] unexpected)spiazzare vtr
throw [sb] a curve ball,
throw [sb] a curve
v exprverbal expression: Phrase with special meaning functioning as verb--for example, "put their heads together," "come to an end."
US, informal, figurative (do [sth] misleading)mettere in difficoltà, mettere fuori strada vtr
wrecking ball nnoun: Refers to person, place, thing, quality, etc. (demolition tool)palla da demolizione nf
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