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1. ball

noun. ['ˈbɔl'] round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games.

Synonyms

  • golf ball
  • squash ball
  • football
  • roulette ball
  • field hockey ball
  • game equipment
  • basketball
  • baseball
  • punchball
  • handball
  • marble
  • punch bag
  • cricket ball
  • jack
  • punching ball
  • pool ball
  • volleyball
  • lacrosse ball
  • rugby ball
  • bocce ball
  • ping-pong ball
  • polo ball
  • Wiffle Ball
  • playground ball
  • boccie ball
  • soccer ball
  • bowl
  • softball
  • ninepin ball
  • punching bag
  • medicine ball
  • tennis ball
  • bocci ball
  • bowling ball
  • Wiffle
  • racquetball
  • skittle ball
  • croquet ball

Antonyms

  • break
  • multiple
  • shared
  • inability

Etymology

  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))

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Words that Rhyme with Ball

  • montreal
  • senegal
  • peterpaul
  • luminol
  • forestall
  • vantol
  • vanhall
  • vandall
  • mcphaul
  • mcnall
  • mcfaul
  • mcfall
  • install
  • enthral
  • squall
  • sprawl
  • scrawl
  • sabol
  • recall
  • nepal
  • metall
  • mehall
  • mccaul
  • mccall
  • fairall
  • engwall
  • edsall
  • depaul
  • befall
  • bacall

How do you pronounce ball?

Pronounce ball as bɔl.

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Example sentences of the word ball


1. Noun, singular or mass
Place some of the oil in a bowl and dip a cotton ball into it.

2. Adjective
When placed between your knees, this mini barre ball makes normal pilates and barre positions extra tough.

Quotes containing the word ball


1. Money is not a motivating factor. Money doesn't thrill me or make me play better because there are benefits to being wealthy. I'm just happy with a ball at my feet. My motivation comes from playing the game I love. If I wasn't paid to be a professional footballer I would willingly play for nothing.
- Lionel Messi

2. Whether it be personal or musical, I just think I'm a walking art piece, just a ball of creativity.
- Chris Brown

3. Ask any successful person to look back over the events of his or her life, and chances are there'll be a turning point of one kind or another. It doesn't matter if that success has come on a ball field or in a boardroom, in a research laboratory or on a campaign trail - it can usually be traced to some pivotal moment.
- Bill Rancic

2. ball-hawking

adjective. used of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit.

Antonyms

  • inexperienced

3. ball

noun. ['ˈbɔl'] a solid projectile that is shot by a musket.

Synonyms

  • pellet
  • shot

Antonyms

  • unrhetorical
  • undignified
  • representational

Etymology

  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))

4. ball

noun. ['ˈbɔl'] an object with a spherical shape.

Synonyms

  • orb
  • globule
  • bolus
  • globe
  • sphere
  • crystal ball
  • fireball
  • mothball
  • spherule
  • pellet
  • camphor ball

Antonyms

  • ascend
  • rise
  • death
  • sit back

Etymology

  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))

5. ball

noun. ['ˈbɔl'] the people assembled at a lavish formal dance.

Synonyms

  • promenade

Antonyms

  • low pitch
  • high pitch

Etymology

  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))

6. ball

noun. ['ˈbɔl'] a spherical object used as a plaything.

Synonyms

  • toy
  • snowball
  • beachball
  • beach ball

Antonyms

  • homogenise
  • ride
  • unconventional
  • informality

Etymology

  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))

7. ball

verb. ['ˈbɔl'] form into a ball by winding or rolling.

Synonyms

  • wrap
  • wind
  • roll

Antonyms

  • vege out
  • relax
  • slow down
  • change state

Etymology

  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))

8. ball

noun. ['ˈbɔl'] one of the two male reproductive glands that produce spermatozoa and secrete androgens.

Synonyms

  • epididymis
  • undescended testis
  • ballock
  • undescended testicle
  • male genitals
  • testicular artery
  • bollock
  • male genitalia
  • testicular vein
  • spermatic cord
  • male genital organ
  • testis
  • gonad
  • family jewels
  • cobblers
  • egg
  • testicle
  • arteria testicularis
  • orchis
  • vena testicularis
  • rete testis
  • ductus deferens
  • vas deferens
  • male reproductive system
  • internal spermatic artery
  • male reproductive gland
  • sex gland
  • seminiferous tubule

Antonyms

  • illogical
  • stand still
  • refrain
  • decrease

Etymology

  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))

9. ball

noun. ['ˈbɔl'] a more or less rounded anatomical body or mass.

Synonyms

  • sole
  • structure
  • complex body part
  • mitt
  • body structure
  • paw
  • manus
  • hand
  • bodily structure

Antonyms

  • unsnarl
  • unweave
  • untwist
  • unravel

Etymology

  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))

10. ball

noun. ['ˈbɔl'] a lavish dance requiring formal attire.

Synonyms

  • masquerade ball
  • prom
  • fancy-dress ball
  • promenade
  • formal
  • dance
  • masked ball
  • cotillion

Antonyms

  • untwine
  • uncoil
  • unsheathe
  • uncover

Etymology

  • bal (Middle English (1100-1500))
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