- A solid or hollow sphere.
- An object, generally spherical, used for playing games.
- A quantity of string, thread, etc., wound into a spherical shape.
- of wool
- (baseball) A pitch that falls outside of the strike zone.
- (context, pinball) An opportunity to launch the ball into play.
- (context, ballistics) A solid, sperical nonexplosive missile for a cannon, etc.
- (mathematics) 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.
- (context, mathematics, more generally) 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.
- (context, mildly, vulgar, slang, usually in plural) A testicle.
- (context, mildly, vulgar, slang, in plural) nonsense, Nonsense.
- That"s a load of balls, and you know it! " Synonyms " See WikiSaurus:Nonsense
- (context, slang, in plural) courage, Courage.
- I doubt he"s got the balls to tell him off.
- (cricket) A single delivery by the bowler, six of which make up an over.
- (anatomy) The ball of a foot
- (context, transitive, vulgar) To have sexual intercourse with.
- Something from which other things extend; a foundation.
- The starting point of a logical deduction or thought.
- A permanent structure for housing military personnel and material.
- The place where decisions for an organization are made; headquarters.
- (chemistry) Any of a class of generally water-soluble compounds, having bitter taste, that turn red litmus blue, and react with acids to form salts.
- A safe zone in the children's games of tag and hide-and-go-seek
- (architecture) The lowermost part of a column, between the shaft and the pedestal or pavement.
- (baseball) One of the three places that a runner can stand in safety.
- (biology, biochemistry) A nucleotide's nucleobase in the context of a DNA or RNA biopolymer.
- (botany) The end of a leaf,petal or similar organ where it is attached to its support.
- (electronics) The name of the controlling terminal of a transistor.
- (geometry) The lowest side of a in a triangle or other polygon, or the lowest face of a cone, pyramid or other polyhedron laid flat.
- (mathematics) A number raised to the power of an exponent.
adjective (baser, basest)
- The logarithm to 2 of 8 is 3.
- (topology) The set of sets from which a topology is generated.
base (more base, most base)
- A starting point, base or foundation for an argument or hypothesis.
- An underlying condition or circumstance.
- (linear algebra) In a vector space, a linearly independent set of vectors spanning the whole vector space.
- An accounting term that describes what was paid for an investment including commissions and other expenses.
- (mathematics) A function which is both a surjection and an injection. Also called a one-to-one correspondence.
noun (plural binaries)
adjective (not comparable)
- (context, mathematics, computing) (uncountable) The base-2 number system, which uses only the digits 0 and 1.
- (computing) An executable computer file.
- (astronomy) A star system consisting of only two stars.
- Being in a state of one of two mutually exclusive conditions, such as on or off, true or false, 6 or not 6, or the presence or absence of an electrical pulse.
- Binary states are often abstracted as 1 and 0 in computer science.
- Concerning logic whose subject matter concerns binary states.
- (context, arithmetic, computing) Concerning numbers and mathematical calculations using the binary number system.
- Having two equally important parts.
- binary star
- binary poison
- Related to something with two parts.
- A distribution is a statistical distribution with only two categories.
- (computing): Refers to data consisting of arbitrary values, as opposed to that which can be interpreted as plain or ASCII text.
- He downloaded the distribution for Linux, then burned it to DVD.
- (algebra) An operation taking two operands.
- (algebra) A polynomial with two terms.
- (algebra) A quantity expressed as the sum or difference of two terms.
- (context, biology, taxonomy) A scientific name at the rank of species, with two terms: a generic name and a specific name.
- Usage note: Some people deprecate use of binomial and advocate use only of binominal in this context.
- See species name for typesetting usage and example.
- Consisting of two names, terms, or parts.
- (geometry) A bisector, which divides into two equal parts.
- (philately) An envelope, card, or fragment thereof showing an affixed cut half of a regular issued stamp, over which one or more postal markings have been applied. Typically used in wartime when normal lower rate stamps may not be available.
- To cut or divide into two parts.
- (geometry) To divide an angle, line segment, or other figure into two equal parts.
- (geometry): A line or curve that bisects or divides a line segment, angle, or other figure into two equal parts.
- South Street is the of Broken Dreams Boulevard.
- The physical structure of a human or animal seen as one single organism.
- I saw them walking from a distance, their bodies strangely angular in the dawn light.
- The fleshly or corporeal nature of a human, as opposed to the spirit or soul.
- The is driven by desires, but the soul is at peace.
- A corpse.
- Her was found at four o'clock, just two hours after the murder.
- The torso, the main structure of a human or animal frame excluding the extremity, extremities (limbs, head, tail).
- The boxer took a blow to the .
- The largest or most important part of anything, as distinct from its appendages or accessory, accessories.
- The bumpers and front tyres were ruined, but the of the car was in remarkable shape.
- (archaic) The section of a dress extending from the neck to the waist, excluding the arms.
- Penny was in the scullery, pressing the of her new dress.
- An organisation, company or other authoritative group.
- The local train operating company is the managing for this section of track.
- A group of men or people having a common purpose or opinion; a mass.
- I was escorted from the building by a of armed security guards.
- A unified collection of details, knowledge or information.
- We have now amassed a of evidence which points to one conclusion.
- Any physical object or material thing.
- All bodies are held together by internal forces.
- Substance; physical presence.
- We have given to what was just a vague idea.
- Comparative viscosity, solidity or substance (in wine, colours etc.).
- The rioja, sadly, lacked .
- (programming) The code of a subroutine, contrasted to its signature and parameters.W:Subroutine, W
- (context, algebra, logic, computing) An algebra in which all elements can take only one of two values (typically 0 and 1, or "true" and "false") and are subject to operations based on AND, OR and NOT
- (often used in plural) The border of a territory, which one must cross in order to enter or leave the territory.
- I reached the northern bound of my property, took a deep breath, and walked on.
- Somewhere within these bounds you may find a buried treasure.
- (mathematics) a value which is known to be greater or smaller than a given set of values
- (past of, bind)
- I the splint to my leg.
- I had the splint with duct tape.
- (obsolete) ready, Ready, prepared.
- Ready to start or go (to); moving in the direction (of).
- Is that message bound for me?
- Which way are you bound?
- The leaking fuel tank was bound to explode sooner or later.
- Constrained by something, or constrained to something
- He was bound to his chair.
- Because of his oath, he was bound to follow the king's command.
- The dividing line or location between two areas.
- (Cricket) A score of 4 or 6 runs, occasioned by the ball being hit across the boundary (with or without bounce, bouncing).
- Out of the way, subsidiary; opposed to main.
- Along a path which runs by the speaker.
- I watched as it passed by.