Synonyms of ball


1. ball, game equipment

usage: round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games; "the ball travelled 90 mph on his serve"; "the mayor threw out the first ball"; "the ball rolled into the corner pocket"

2. musket ball, ball, shot, pellet

usage: a solid projectile that is shot by a musket; "they had to carry a ramrod as well as powder and ball"

3. ball, globe, orb, sphere

usage: an object with a spherical shape; "a ball of fire"

4. ball, dance

usage: the people assembled at a lavish formal dance; "the ball was already emptying out before the fire alarm sounded"

5. testis, testicle, orchis, ball, ballock, bollock, nut, egg, male reproductive gland, gonad, sex gland

usage: one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens; "she kicked him in the balls and got away"

6. ball, plaything, toy

usage: a spherical object used as a plaything; "he played with his rubber ball in the bathtub"

7. Ball, Lucille Ball

usage: United States comedienne best known as the star of a popular television program (1911-1989)

8. ball, clod, glob, lump, clump, chunk, agglomeration

usage: a compact mass; "a ball of mud caught him on the shoulder"

9. ball, formal, dance

usage: a lavish dance requiring formal attire

10. ball, structure, anatomical structure, complex body part, bodily structure, body structure

usage: a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass; "the ball at the base of the thumb"; "he stood on the balls of his feet"

11. ball, baseball, baseball game

usage: the game of baseball

12. ball, pitch, delivery

usage: a pitch that is not in the strike zone; "he threw nine straight balls before the manager yanked him"


1. ball, wind, wrap, roll, twine

usage: form into a ball by winding or rolling; "ball wool"

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Definition and meaning of ball (Dictionary)