Beef vs Ball - What's the difference?

beef | ball |


As nouns the difference between beef and ball

is that beef is (uncountable) the meat from a cow, bull or other bovines while ball is .

As a verb beef

is to complain.

As an adjective beef

is being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

beef

English

(wikipedia beef)

Noun

  • (uncountable) The meat from a cow, bull or other bovines.
  • I love eating beef .
  • # The edible portions of a cow (including those which are not meat).
  • lean finely textured beef
  • boneless lean beef trimmings
  • (uncountable) Bovine animals.
  • *
  • A single bovine (cow or bull) being raised for its meat.
  • Do you want to raise beeves ?
  • a grudge (+ with )
  • He has a beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.
    He has beef with anyone who tells him otherwise.
  • (slang, uncountable) muscle, size, strength
  • Put some beef into it! We've got to get the car over the bump.
    We've got to get some beef into the enforcement provisions of that law.
  • (slang, uncountable) essence, content
  • The beef of his paper was a long rant about government.

    Synonyms

    * (meat of a cow)

    Hyponyms

    * (meat of a cow) veal

    Derived terms

    * beefcake * beef jerky * beef on weck * beefsteak * beef stew * lean finely textured beef * boneless lean beef trimmings * beefy * bully beef * corned beef * where's the beef?

    See also

    * beefwood

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To complain.
  • *
  • To add weight or strength to, usually as beef up.
  • Since you stopped running, you are really beefing out.
  • (slang) To fart.
  • Ugh, who just beefed in here?
  • (slang) To feud.
  • Those two are beefing right now - best you stay out of it for now.
  • (intransitive, chiefly, Yorkshire) To cry
  • David was beefing last night after Ruth told him off

    Derived terms

    * beef up * beef out

    Adjective

    (-)
  • Being a bovine animal that is being raised for its meat.
  • We bought three beef calves this morning.
  • Producing]] or known for raising lots of [[#Noun, beef.
  • beef farms
    beef country
  • Consisting]] of or containing [[#Noun, beef as an ingredient.
  • beef stew

    ball

    English

    (wikipedia ball)

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) (m), (m), (m), from (etyl) .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A solid or hollow sphere, or part thereof.
  • # A quantity of string, thread, etc., wound into a spherical shape.
  • # (label) A solid, spherical nonexplosive missile for a cannon, etc.
  • ## A jacketed non-expanding bullet, typically of military origin.
  • # A roundish protuberant portion of some part of the body.
  • # (label) The front of the bottom of the foot, just behind the toes.
  • # The globe; the earthly sphere.
  • #* (Joseph Addison) (1672-1719)
  • Move round the dark terrestrial ball .
  • #* 1717 , (Alexander Pope), ""
  • Thus, if eternal Justice rules the ball , / Thus shall your wives, and thus your children fall;
  • # (label) The set of points in a metric space lying within a given distance (the radius) of a given point; specifically, the homologue of the disk in a Euclidean space of any number of dimensions.
  • # The set of points in a topological space lying within some open set containing a given point; the analogue of the disk in a Euclidean space.
  • # An object, generally spherical, used for playing games.
  • #* {{quote-book, year=1922, author=(Michael Arlen), title= “Piracy”: A Romantic Chronicle of These Days, chapter=3/19/2
  • , passage=Ivor had acquired more than a mile of fishing rights with the house?; he was not at all a good fisherman, but one must do something?; one generally, however, banged a ball with a squash-racket against a wall.}}
  • #* {{quote-news, year=2011, date=October 2, author=Aled Williams, work=BBC Sport Wales
  • , title= Swansea 2-0 Stoke , passage=Graham secured victory with five minutes left, coolly lifting the ball over Asmir Begovic.}}
  • (label) The use of a round or ellipsoidal object.
  • # Any simple game involving a ball.
  • # (label) A pitch that falls outside of the strike zone.
  • # (label) An opportunity to launch the pinball into play.
  • # (label) A single delivery by the bowler, six of which make up an over.
  • # (label) A pass; a kick of the football towards a teammate.
  • #* {{quote-news, year=2010, date=December 29, author=Chris Whyatt, work=BBC
  • , title= Chelsea 1-0 Bolton , passage=After Essien's poor attempt flew into the stands, Rodrigo Moreno - Bolton's on-loan winger from Benfica who was making his full Premier League debut - nearly exposed the Blues with a lovely ball for Johan Elmander, but it just skipped away from his team-mate's toes. }}
  • A testicle.
  • # Nonsense.
  • — Synonyms — See
  • # Courage.
  • A leather-covered cushion, fastened to a handle called a ballstock; formerly used by printers for inking the form, then superseded by the roller.
  • A large pill, a form in which medicine was given to horses; a bolus.
  • (White)
    Synonyms
    * sphere * globe * (testicle) See * (courage) chutzpah, guts, nerve
    Derived terms
    (solid or hollow sphere) {{der3, ball and chain , ball and socket , ball-barrow , ball bearing/ball-bearing , ball boy/ballboyball-boy , ball-cartridge , ballclay , ballcock , ball-flower , ball-game , ball-girl , ball lightning , ball machine , ball mill , ball of fire , ball of the foot , ball of the thumb , ballpark , ball-player , ballpoint , ball-proof , ball race , ball up , bandy-ball , baseball , basketball , beachball/beach ball , best-ball , billiard ball , blackball , blowball , blueball , brandy-ball , broomball , buckyball , butterball , button-ball , cannonball , coalball , cornball , cricket ball , croquet ball , crystal ball , cue ball , dust-ball , eight ball/eight-ball , eyeball , fastball , fire-ball , fishball , football , four ball , freeball , furball , fuzz-ball , game ball , get the ball rolling , goalball , golf ball , goofball , greaseball , hair-ball , half-ball , hand-ball , hardball , heel-ball , highball , holding the ball , jump ball , keep the ball rolling , kickball , korfball , matzo ball , meatball , medicine ball , , mothball , netball , no ball , object ball , oddball , on the ball , paintball , patball , pinball , ping-pong ball , pithball , play ball , puffball , punchball , push-ball , racquetball , rollerball , root-ball , rugby ball , scuzzball , silver ball , skittle-ball , sleazeball , slimeball , smoke-ball , snooker ball , snowball , soccer ball , softball , speedball , spot the ball , stink ball , stoolball , table-tennis ball , tea ball , tennis ball , tchoukball , the ball is in your court , through ball , time-ball , too many balls in the air , trackball, trackerball , trap-ball , volleyball , washball}} (testicle) {{der3, ball-breaker , ball-breaking , ball-buster , ball-busting , balls-aching , balls up (verb) , balls-up (noun) , ballsy , have someone by the balls , screwball}}

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • (label) To form or wind into a ball.
  • to ball cotton
  • (label) To heat in a furnace and form into balls for rolling.
  • To have sexual intercourse with.
  • (label) To gather balls which cling to the feet, as of damp snow or clay; to gather into balls.
  • The horse balls'''; the snow '''balls .
  • To be hip or cool.
  • Synonyms
    * (vulgar) bonk, fuck, lay, screw, shag (British)

    Interjection

    (en interjection)
  • (label) An appeal by the crowd for holding the ball against a tackled player. This is heard almost any time an opposition player is tackled, without regard to whether the rules about "prior opportunity" to dispose of the ball are fulfilled.
  • 2007: A good tackle (and some bad ones) will bring a cry of "Ball!" from the crowd – a plea for a holding the ball free kick. — AFL Sydney Swans Rules Zone [http://www.afl.com.au/FanZone/Rules/tabid/7892/Default.aspx]

    Etymology 2

    (m).

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A formal dance.
  • (label) A very enjoyable time.
  • Synonyms
    * (very enjoyable time) blast, whale of a time
    Derived terms
    {{der3, ball-dress , ballgown , ballroom , have a ball , hunt ball , masked ball , open the ball}}