What does the word ball mean?

Usage examples for ball

  1. No, no, no, we've been to a fancy dress ball- and we want breakfast. – Carnival by Compton Mackenzie
  2. I wish to put my ball in the wood of your pistol, which will be very difficult unless you keep it quite still. – The Prussian Terror by Alexandre Dumas
  3. But the next minute the ball was coming back to him. – Over the Line by Harold M. Sherman