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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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Rhymes 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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Sentences with 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 about 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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