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The ball is a round object (usually spherical, but sometimes it can be ovoid) with various uses. It is used in ball games in which the play follows the state of the ball as the players kick, hit or throw it. The balls can also be used for simpler activities such as catch or juggling. Balls made from hard-wearing materials which are used in engineering to create very low friction bearings known as ball bearings. Black powder weapons use stone and metal balls as projectiles.

Although today many types of balls are made of rubber, this shape was unknown outside America until the voyages of Columbus. The Spanish were the first Europeans to see bouncing rubber balls (although hard and not inflated), which were mainly used in the Mesoamerican ball game. Balls, which were used in various sports in other parts of the world before Columbus, were made from other materials, such as animal bladders or skins filled with different materials.

Since balls are one of the most famous spherical objects to humans, the word “ball” can refer to or describe spherical or nearly spherical objects.


The “ball” is sometimes used metaphorically to mean something spherical or spheroidal, for example, an armadillos and human beings curling up into a ball, we make the ball with our fist. The first known use of the word ball in English in the sense of a spherical body played with it was in 1205 in Laȝamon’s Brut, or Chronicle of Britain, with the expression “Summe heo driuen balles wide ȝeond Þa feldes.” The word is derived from Middle English bal (inflected as ball-e, -es, in turn from Old Norse böllr (pronounced [bɔlːr]; compare old Swedish baller and Swedish boll)) from Proto-Germanic ballu-z (hence probably Middle High German bal, ball-es, Middle Dutch bal), a cognate with Old High German ballo, pallo, Middle High German balle from Proto-Germanic *ballon (weak masculine), and Old High German ballâ, pallâ, Middle High German balle, Proto-Germanic *ballôn (weak feminine). Not a single Old English representative is known of any of them. (The form of the answer in Old English would be beallu, -a, -e – compare bealluc, ballock.) If the ball was native in German, it could be similar to Latin foll-is in the sense of “thing blown up or inflated.” “In the later Middle English spelling balle the word graphically coincides with the French balle “ball” and “bale”, ”so it is mistaken for its source. However, French balle (but not boule) is considered to be of German origin, however, in ancient Greek, the word πάλλα (palla) for “ball” is attested besides the word σφαίρα (sfaíra), sphere.

The ball, as a basic component of many types of exercise that requires physical activity, must have existed for a long time. A moving object is liked not only by a human baby, but also by a kitten and a puppy. Some forms of the ball game are depicted on Egyptian monuments and is played today by Aboriginal tribes.

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