ball Definition

  • 1a solid or hollow sphere or ovoid, especially one that is kicked, thrown, or hit in a game
  • 2a formal social gathering for dancing
  • 3a testicle

Using ball: Examples

Take a moment to familiarize yourself with how "ball" can be used in various situations through the following examples!

  • Example

    He kicked the ball into the goal.

  • Example

    The charity ball was a huge success.

  • Example

    He got hit in the balls during the game.

ball Synonyms and Antonyms

Phrases with ball

  • to have a great time


    We had a ball at the party last night.

  • to maintain momentum or progress


    Let's keep the ball rolling on this project and finish it by next week.

  • the ball is in someone's court

    it is someone's responsibility to take action or make a decision


    I've given them all the information they need, so now the ball is in their court.


Summary: ball in Brief

The term 'ball' [bɔːl] refers to a solid or hollow sphere used in games, such as soccer or basketball, or a formal social gathering for dancing. It can also refer to a testicle. Phrases like 'have a ball' and 'keep the ball rolling' denote having fun and maintaining momentum, respectively.

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