Synonyms of ball in English

: ball1ball2

ball1


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noun

1‘a cricket ball’

SYNONYMS

sphere, globe, orb, globule, spherule, spheroid, ovoid

drop, droplet, bead

informal pill

2‘a musket ball’

SYNONYMS

bullet, projectile, shot, pellet, slug, lead


Synonyms of ball in English

: ball1ball2

ball2


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noun

1‘a fancy-dress ball’

SYNONYMS

dance, dinner dance, masked ball, masquerade, tea dance

North American hoedown, prom

thé dansant

informal hop, disco, bop


Phrases

    on the ball

      ‘if you are really on the ball, you'll guess the killer’

      SYNONYMS

      alert, quick-witted, sharp, bright, quick, keen, perceptive, wide awake, responsive, agile, acute, astute

      on one's toes, quick off the mark, quick on the uptake, all there, with it, bright-eyed and bushy-tailed

      North American

      whip-smart

      ANTONYMS

      slow

    have a ball

      SYNONYMS

      have a good time, have a great time, have fun, have the time of one's life

      enjoy oneself

      let one's hair down, whoop it up, have a fling, make whoopee, push the boat out, paint the town red, live it up