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1 a more or less round body or mass
  • the little rubber ball used in racquetball
  • a ball of string

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2 a usually round or cone-shaped little piece of lead made to be fired from a firearm
  • found a cache of musket balls while excavating the old fort

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Synonyms of ball (Entry 2 of 3)

a social gathering for dancing
  • a ball to celebrate the inauguration

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Synonyms & Antonyms of ball (Entry 3 of 3)

to form into a round compact mass
  • balled up the paper and threw it at the garbage can

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The first known use of ball was in the 13th century

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“Ball.” Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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