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


See definition of ball

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
    informal

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

    enjoy oneself

    informal

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