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I was a very focused kid. I always had this crazy lifestyle... billions of jobs, two hours of gymnastics every day, handball, anything with a ball, really. I must have had ADHD or something. I was very energetic, and very small. I didn't start growing until the last year of high school.
Mads Mikkelsen

Meaning of "handball" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF HANDBALL

handball  [ˈhændˌbɔːl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF HANDBALL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Handball is a verb and can also act as 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.

The verb is the part of the sentence that is conjugated and expresses action and state of being.

See the conjugation of the verb handball in English.

WHAT DOES HANDBALL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

handball

Handball

Handball is a team sport in which two teams of seven players each pass a ball to throw it into the goal of the other team. A standard match consists of two periods of 30 minutes, and the team that scores more goals wins. Modern handball is played on a court 40 by 20 meters, with a goal in the center of each end. The goals are surrounded by a 6-meter zone where only the defending goalkeeper is allowed; the goals must be scored by throwing the ball from outside the zone or while "diving" into it. The sport is usually played indoors, but outdoor variants exist in the forms of field handball and Czech handball and beach handball. The game is quite fast and includes body contact, as the defenders try to stop the attackers from approaching the goal. Goals are scored quite frequently; usually both teams score at least 20 goals each, and it is not uncommon for both teams to score more than 30 goals. The game was codified at the end of the 19th century in northern Europe, chiefly in Scandinavia and Germany. The modern set of rules was published in 1917 in Germany, and had several revisions since.

Definition of handball in the English dictionary

The first definition of handball in the dictionary is a game in which two teams of seven players try to throw a ball into their opponent's goal. Other definition of handball is a game in which two or four people strike a ball against a wall or walls with the hand, usually gloved. Handball is also the small hard rubber ball used in this game.

CONJUGATION OF THE VERB TO HANDBALL

PRESENT

Present
I handball
you handball
he/she/it handballs
we handball
you handball
they handball
Present continuous
I am handballing
you are handballing
he/she/it is handballing
we are handballing
you are handballing
they are handballing
Present perfect
I have handballed
you have handballed
he/she/it has handballed
we have handballed
you have handballed
they have handballed
Present perfect continuous
I have been handballing
you have been handballing
he/she/it has been handballing
we have been handballing
you have been handballing
they have been handballing
Present tense is used to refer to circumstances that exist at the present time or over a period that includes the present time. The present perfect refers to past events, although it can be considered to denote primarily the resulting present situation rather than the events themselves.

PAST

Past
I handballed
you handballed
he/she/it handballed
we handballed
you handballed
they handballed
Past continuous
I was handballing
you were handballing
he/she/it was handballing
we were handballing
you were handballing
they were handballing
Past perfect
I had handballed
you had handballed
he/she/it had handballed
we had handballed
you had handballed
they had handballed
Past perfect continuous
I had been handballing
you had been handballing
he/she/it had been handballing
we had been handballing
you had been handballing
they had been handballing
Past tense forms express circumstances existing at some time in the past,

FUTURE

Future
I will handball
you will handball
he/she/it will handball
we will handball
you will handball
they will handball
Future continuous
I will be handballing
you will be handballing
he/she/it will be handballing
we will be handballing
you will be handballing
they will be handballing
Future perfect
I will have handballed
you will have handballed
he/she/it will have handballed
we will have handballed
you will have handballed
they will have handballed
Future perfect continuous
I will have been handballing
you will have been handballing
he/she/it will have been handballing
we will have been handballing
you will have been handballing
they will have been handballing
The future is used to express circumstances that will occur at a later time.

CONDITIONAL

Conditional
I would handball
you would handball
he/she/it would handball
we would handball
you would handball
they would handball
Conditional continuous
I would be handballing
you would be handballing
he/she/it would be handballing
we would be handballing
you would be handballing
they would be handballing
Conditional perfect
I would have handball
you would have handball
he/she/it would have handball
we would have handball
you would have handball
they would have handball
Conditional perfect continuous
I would have been handballing
you would have been handballing
he/she/it would have been handballing
we would have been handballing
you would have been handballing
they would have been handballing
Conditional or "future-in-the-past" tense refers to hypothetical or possible actions.

IMPERATIVE

Imperative
you handball
we let´s handball
you handball
The imperative is used to form commands or requests.
NONFINITE VERB FORMS
Infinitive
to handball
Past participle
handballed
Present Participle
handballing
Infinitive shows the action beyond temporal perspective. The present participle or gerund shows the action during the session. The past participle shows the action after completion.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH HANDBALL


baseball
ˈbeɪsˌbɔːl
basketball
ˈbɑːskɪtˌbɔːl
cannonball
ˈkænənˌbɔːl
eyeball
ˈaɪˌbɔːl
fireball
ˈfaɪəˌbɔːl
foosball
ˈfuːsˌbɔːl
football
ˈfʊtˌbɔːl
meatball
ˈmiːtˌbɔːl
netball
ˈnɛtˌbɔːl
oddball
ˈɒdˌbɔːl
pinball
ˈpɪnˌbɔːl
puffball
ˈpʌfˌbɔːl
racquetball
ˈrækɪtˌbɔːl
rollerball
ˈrəʊləˌbɔːl
roundball
ˈraʊndˌbɔːl
snowball
ˈsnəʊˌbɔːl
softball
ˈsɒftˌbɔːl
speedball
ˈspiːdˌbɔːl
trackball
ˈtrækˌbɔːl
volleyball
ˈvɒlɪˌbɔːl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE HANDBALL

hand-wash
hand-worker
hand-woven
hand-wringing
hand, foot, and mouth disease
hand´s-breadth
handax
handba´
handbag
handbags
handballer
handbarrow
handbasket
handbell
handbill
handblown
handbook
handbrake
handbrake turn
handbreadth

WORDS THAT END LIKE HANDBALL

American football
association football
ball
crystal ball
cue ball
eyeball to eyeball
eyeball-to-eyeball
fantasy football
five-a-side football
golf ball
gumball
hardball
league football
no-ball
on the ball
play hardball
play-the-ball
Swiss ball
tennis ball
wrecking ball

Synonyms and antonyms of handball in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «handball» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF HANDBALL

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

Translator English - Chinese

手球
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

balonmano
570 millions of speakers

English

handball
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

हैंडबाल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

كُرَةُ اليَدّ
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

гандбол
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

handebol
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গোলক
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

handball
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Bola baling
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Handball
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

ハンドボール
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

핸드볼
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Handball
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

môn bóng ném
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

கைப்பந்து
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

हँडबॉल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

hentbol
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

pallamano
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

piłka ręczna
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гандбол
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

handbal
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

χάντμπολ
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

handbal
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

handboll
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

håndball
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of handball

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «HANDBALL»

The term «handball» is very widely used and occupies the 13.613 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «HANDBALL» OVER TIME

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

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3 QUOTES WITH «HANDBALL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word handball.
1
Mads Mikkelsen
I was a very focused kid. I always had this crazy lifestyle... billions of jobs, two hours of gymnastics every day, handball, anything with a ball, really. I must have had ADHD or something. I was very energetic, and very small. I didn't start growing until the last year of high school.
2
J. R. Moehringer
Baseball, boxing, handball - sooner or later every game gets compared to narrative, but only in football are the plays perfectly linear, drawn up with letters, and only in football is the field itself lined like a sheet of notebook paper.
3
Dirk Nowitzki
I played all kinds of sports when I was young: tennis, handball, basketball, some soccer. I focused on basketball when I was 16 or 17 and then came to the U.S. when I was 20.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «HANDBALL»

Discover the use of handball in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to handball and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Team Handball: Steps to Success
Part of the highly popular Steps to Success Series, this book will help players learn the game quickly and provide the foundation for their future development.
Reita E. Clanton, 1997
2
Handball and How to Play It
This is a reproduction of a book published before 1923.
Maurice W. Deshong, 2011
3
Quality Lesson Plans for Secondary Physical Education
Team handball originated in the Scandinavian countries in the early 1900s as a field sport using 11 players per team. Because of severe winters, the game was modified to become an indoor sport in the late 1920s. In the indoor game, teams  ...
Dorothy Zakrajsek, Lois Carnes, Frank E. Pettigrew, 2003
4
Dph Sports Series-Handball
There is general agreement among sports historians that handball is the oldest of all games played with a ball. It is impossible to place a specific date on the first handball game although some historians believe that it occurred during the early  ...
Ashok Kumar, 1999
5
Scouting
TEAM HANDBALL iT ?" RADIUS i MARK WET <J opnoM»L- / FUEE — »' Related Advancement Merit Badges: Q Sports □ Personal Fitness Progress Awards: All Scout Literature Resources Scout Handbook Scoutmaster's Handbook ...
6
Australian Football: Steps to Success
HANDBALLING. TIPS. Misstep You are not able to get much distance or power with the handball. Correction Your hitting arm is probably too straight and your fist and wrist not held firmly enough. Bend your elbow, firm up your wrist and punch ...
Andrew McLeod, Trevor D. Jaques, 2005
7
Hawai_i Sports: History, Facts, and Statistics
Hawaii's first handball court was built in 1897 at the Honolulu YMCA on Hotel Street. They offered handball and other physical education classes to renew interest in sports. The Histary oftheY.M.C.A in Hawaii 1869-1969 refers to Dr. Hand in ...
Dan Cisco, 1999
8
It Happened in Brooklyn
generation, that part of Brighton was famous for its own kind of battles: the handball games. LOUIS COHEN : I played all over Brooklyn, but especially in Brighton. I loved it. I never got tired. Even Saturday morning, every Sunday morning, ...
Myrna Katz Frommer, Harvey Frommer
9
Teaching Middle School Physical Education: A Standards-based ...
2.3 Have students play modified 4-on-4 team handball, scoring by throwing the ball into the goal area. (Assessment opportunity: structured observation 1 .0, 5.1, 5.2, 6.3) I Lead students through a cool-down and flexibility exercises appropriate  ...
Bonnie S. Mohnsen, 2008
10
The Sports Rules Book
Handball is most popular in the United States, Canada, Mexico, Ireland, and Australia. Handball can be played on a four-walled, three-walled, or one-walled court. The rules for the main body of this chapter are for four-wall handball.
Human Kinetics (Organization), 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «HANDBALL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term handball is used in the context of the following news items.
1
University Sports - Handball Premiere: A Success
GWANGJU - The 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju was a big occasion for Handball. After some bad luck in the past, this optional ... «Yahoo Eurosport UK, Jul 15»
2
Handball fixtures - WexfordPeople.ie
AT ST. MARY'S: Junior 'D' singles, David Stanners (St. Martin's) v. Paddy Curran (St. Martin's), 7.30 p.m.; Masters 'A' doubles, Shane Rossiter ... «Irish Independent, Jul 15»
3
Handball Premiere: A Success
GWANGJU - The 28th Summer Universiade in Gwangju was a big occasion for Handball. After some bad luck in the past, this optional ... «Eurosport.com AU, Jul 15»
4
Nikola Karabatic joins PSG Handball - EHF Champions League
After months of whispers and rumours, Paris Saint Germain Handball has now made official that Nikola Karabatic will join the club for the four ... «European Handball Champions League, Jul 15»
5
allAfrica.com: Rwanda: APR Win to Pull Level at Top in Handball
APR handball club defeated Nyakabanda 51-15 in the national league on Sunday at Kimisagara youth center to pull level with leaders Police ... «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»
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Information server TLTnews.net: Tolyatti handball team won gold at …
Six players of the team Lada – a part of a student team of Russia, became winners in handball tournament at XXVIII Summer Universiade in the ... «TLTnews.net, Jul 15»
7
Handball courts getting needed face-lift at Plainview-Old Bethpage …
Ed Brown arrived Saturday morning at the courts to play but instead found a sign stating, "Handball courts closed for repair," with scaffolding ... «Newsday, Jul 15»
8
Pan Am Games bring obscure sports to Canada - Calgary - CBC News
The Pan Am Games features such head turners as inline speedskating and handball, while also featuring popular pastimes like bowling. «CBC.ca, Jul 15»
9
(Universiade) S. Korea settles for silver in women's handball - The …
NAJU, South Korea, July 13 (Yonhap) — South Korea lost to Russia 38-36 to settle for silver medal in women's handball at the Universiade on ... «The Korea Observer, Jul 15»
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allAfrica.com: Rwanda: The Second Round of Handball League to …
The second round of the national Handball league will kick off kick off this weekend, according to the National Handball Federation-Ferwahand. «AllAfrica.com, Jul 15»

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