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Meaning of "dead ball" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF DEAD BALL

dead ball  [dɛd bɔːl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF DEAD BALL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Dead ball is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES DEAD BALL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

Dead ball

Dead ball is a term in many ball sports in which the ball is deemed temporarily not playable, and no movement may be made with it or the players from their respective positions of significance. Depending on the sport, this event may be quite routine, and often occurs between individual plays of the game.

Definition of dead ball in the English dictionary

The definition of dead ball in the dictionary is a way of referring to the ball when it is not in play and cannot be used by any player, usually because it has travelled beyond a boundary line.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH DEAD BALL


ball
bɔːl
baseball
ˈbeɪsˌbɔːl
basketball
ˈbɑːskɪtˌbɔːl
cannonball
ˈkænənˌbɔːl
eyeball
ˈaɪˌbɔːl
eyeball-to-eyeball
ˌaɪbɔːltəˈaɪbɔːl
fireball
ˈfaɪəˌbɔːl
football
ˈfʊtˌbɔːl
gumball
ˈɡʌmbɔːl
handball
ˈhændˌbɔːl
meatball
ˈmiːtˌbɔːl
netball
ˈnɛtˌbɔːl
oddball
ˈɒdˌbɔːl
pinball
ˈpɪnˌbɔːl
puffball
ˈpʌfˌbɔːl
racquetball
ˈrækɪtˌbɔːl
snowball
ˈsnəʊˌbɔːl
softball
ˈsɒftˌbɔːl
trackball
ˈtrækˌbɔːl
volleyball
ˈvɒlɪˌbɔːl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE DEAD BALL

dead account
dead arm
dead as a doornail
dead beat
dead centre
dead data
dead duck
dead end
dead fingers
dead from the neck up
dead hand
Dead Heart
dead heat
dead in the water
dead key
dead leg
dead letter
dead letter box
dead letter drop
dead load

WORDS THAT END LIKE DEAD BALL

American football
beach ball
billiard ball
bonus ball
costume ball
crystal ball
cue ball
debutante ball
eight ball
golf ball
jump ball
masked ball
medicine ball
on the ball
play ball
punching ball
stress ball
Swiss ball
tea ball
tennis ball
wrecking ball

Synonyms and antonyms of dead ball in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «dead ball» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF DEAD BALL

Find out the translation of dead ball to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of dead ball from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «dead ball» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

死球
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pelota muerta
570 millions of speakers

English

dead ball
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

मृत गेंद
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الكرة الميتة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

мертвый мяч
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bola morta
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

মৃত বল
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

ballon mort
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bola mati
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

dead Ball
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

デッドボール
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

죽은 공
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Mati werni
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

bóng chết
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

இறந்த பந்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

मृत बॉल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

Ölü top
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pallone morto
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

martwa piłka
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

мертвий м´яч
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

de balon mort
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

dead ball
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

dooie bal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

död boll
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

død ball
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of dead ball

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «DEAD BALL»

The term «dead ball» is regularly used and occupies the 64.873 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «DEAD BALL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about dead ball

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10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «DEAD BALL»

Discover the use of dead ball in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to dead ball and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Dead Ball
Dead Ball has it all! The story takes place on the hallowed grounds of AllSport, a sports facility that houses & trains inner city athletes who have shown professional potential in various sports.
Michael Balkind, 2010
2
Dead Ball Foul
When a football referee at her high school is murdered and her friend, Aaron Tyler, is tagged by the police as a suspect, Tricia Lakely investigates in an effort to clear her friend's name.
Kayla McGrady, 2000
3
Foul Play: Dead Ball: Dead Ball
Russian billionaire Dmitri Tupolev and a mystery Englishman agree to fix an important match in Russia's favour by intimidating the England goalie, Alex Finn.
Tom Palmer, 2009
4
Dead Ball
Blissberg returns to baseball to protect a player who’s on the verge of making historyFifteen years after retiring from baseball, Harvey Blissberg is suffering a bad case of what his girlfriend, Mickey Slavin, calls “sad man-ism” when ...
R. D. Rosen, 2013
5
Dead Ball
Dirk "Dunk" Hoffnung, a star Blood Bowl player, is forced to start all over again in the Goblin Leagues, in the sequel to Blood Bowl. Original.
Matt Forbeck, 2005
6
Dead Balls and Double Curves: An Anthology of Early Baseball ...
Many of these tales have never before been reprinted, adding historical value to the rich literary merits of this anthology.
Trey Strecker, 2004
7
Soccer Systems and Strategies
This type of game may be used, but it is not recommended, since the opposing team often loses interest in the match, which causes the dead- ball situations to become unrealistic. In the descriptions of individual dead-ball situations, we ...
Jens Bangsbo, Birger Peitersen, 2000
8
Wizardry: Baseball's All-Time Greatest Fielders Revealed
Our first historical eras will therefore be the “Dead Ball Era,” from 1893 through 1919. The other four eras are the “Live Ball Era,” from 1920 (when home runs started going up) through 1946; the “Transitional Era,” from 1947 (the first season for ...
Michael Humphreys, 2011
9
Baseball Is America
For hurlers, the Dead Ball Era was also the heyday of the infamous “spitball,” which was openly legal. Many pitchers “relied” on the spitball and other forms of deception to keep hitters off balance. Some of the most talented and decent pitchers ...
Victor Alexander Baltov, 2010
10
The Louisville Grays Scandal of 1877: The Taint of Gambling ...
Recently there had been calls, mainly by the western clubs, in the league to use a so-called live ball, one that was manufactured as a hard elastic ball as opposed to the dead ball that had been in use which contained no rubber. In either case ...
William A. Cook, 2005

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «DEAD BALL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term dead ball is used in the context of the following news items.
1
NBA Testing New Technology During Summer Leagues, Refs …
They could just tell the scorer's table at the next dead ball that it's a three. There are different ways you could go from there...It's something that's ... «Tech Times, Jul 15»
2
Frank Lampard unveiled by New York City FC: Former Chelsea …
He also said he would give Pirlo the right to the first free kick, if he, the Italian and Villa were standing together over the dead ball. “He is a ... «The Independent, Jul 15»
3
State of Origin 2015 Awards: Man of Steel, try of the series, best …
Busted through the heart of the Maroons pack. Matt Gillet - Justin Hodges tap back proves that the dead ball line is just a state of mind. Vote «The Daily Telegraph, Jul 15»
4
Hodges signs off in perfect style
Just over 60 seconds after half-time Hodges leapt over the dead ball line and flicked a ball back to Matt Gillett to score a try and commence a ... «Perth Now, Jul 15»
5
Fashion Though the Decades on Display at Rosecliff on Thursday
From the “little black dress” to the drop dead ball gown, the Fashion Show and exhibit will be a “unique opportunity to see Newport style come ... «Patch.com, Jul 15»
6
Simple summer game has multiple rules, regulations
A muffed snap is not a fumble, but a dead ball. The four-second count remains in effect on snaps. Two delay of game penalties in the same ... «Wylienews, Jul 15»
7
Depleted Down still too strong
Wexford responded with a dead ball from Ellen Kelly but were smothered under wave after wave of Down attacks thereafter. The superb Niamh ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
8
Andrea Pirlo 101: Everything you need to know about New York City …
HE'S THE MOST PRECISE PASSER IN THE WORLD. We already told you about Pirlo's abilities over a dead ball, but then there's his passing. «MLSsoccer.com, Jul 15»
9
Brazilian point guard Marcelo Huertas should be a dark horse …
In the summer of 2007, with the U.S. playing in the FIBA Americas tournament, I caught what appeared to be Huertas laughing after a dead ball ... «Mavs Moneyball, Jul 15»
10
ANALYSIS: Cork rebel against 'history of slaughter' with a complete …
From a kickout - a bloody dead ball at the other side of the field, a complete stop and reset in play - Kerry are still somehow hung out to dry. GOAL2 01. «SportsJOE, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Dead ball [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/dead-ball>. Sep 2019 ».
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