Ball vs Toy - What's the difference?

ball | toy |


As a noun ball

is .

As a proper noun toy is

.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

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}}

    toy

    English

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Something to play with, especially as intended for use by a child.
  • A thing of little importance or value; a trifle.
  • * Abr. Abbot
  • They exchange for knives, glasses, and such toys , great abundance of gold and pearl.
  • A simple, light piece of music, written especially for the virginal.
  • (obsolete) Love play, amorous dalliance; fondling.
  • * 1590 , Edmund Spenser, The Faerie Queene , I.i:
  • Then seemed him his Lady by him lay, / And to him playnd, how that false winged boy, / Her chast hart had subdewd, to learne Dame pleasures toy .
  • (obsolete) A vague fancy, a ridiculous idea or notion; a whim.
  • *, vol.1, III.i.2:
  • Though they do talk with you, and seem to be otherwise employed, and to your thinking very intent and busy, still that toy runs in their mind, that fear, that suspicion, that abuse, that jealousy […].
  • * Spenser
  • To fly about playing their wanton toys .
  • * Beaumont and Fletcher
  • What if a toy take 'em in the heels now, and they all run away.
  • * Drayton
  • Nor light and idle toys my lines may vainly swell.
  • (slang, derogatory) An inferior graffiti artist.
  • * 2009 , Gregory J. Snyder, Graffiti Lives: Beyond the Tag in New York's Urban Underground (page 40)
  • It is incorrect to say that toys tag and masters piece; toys just do bad tags, bad throw-ups, and bad pieces.
  • * 2011 , Adam Melnyk, Visual Orgasm: The Early Years of Canadian Graffiti (page 45)
  • I was a toy until I met Sear, who moved here from Toronto and showed me the book Subway Art.
  • (obsolete) An old story; a silly tale.
  • (Shakespeare)
  • (Scotland, archaic) A headdress of linen or wool that hangs down over the shoulders, worn by old women of the lower classes; called also toy mutch.
  • * Sir Walter Scott
  • Having, moreover, put on her clean toy , rokelay, and scarlet plaid.

    Synonyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * boy toy * chew toy * cuddly toy * sex toy * toylike * toyshop

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To play (with).
  • to toy with a piece of food on one's plate
    Figo is toying with the English defence.
  • To ponder or consider.
  • I have been toying with the idea of starting my own business.
  • (slang) To stimulate with a sex toy.
  • * 2013 , Jonathan Everest, Lady Loverly's Chattel
  • He could see her hand go to her slit, and soon she was toying herself along, breathing heavily.

    See also

    * game ----