from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A game played by two teams on a rectangular court divided by a high net, in which each team, using up to three hits per effort to return the ball, tries to drive the ball over the net onto the ground on the opposing team's side.
  • noun The inflated, spherical ball used in this game.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun uncountable A game played on a rectangular court between two teams of two to six players which involves striking a ball back and forth over a net.
  • noun countable The inflated ball used in such a game.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an inflated ball used in playing volleyball
  • noun a game in which two teams hit an inflated ball over a high net using their hands


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