ball2 /bɔːl/

b

I. noun

a formal social gathering for dancing.

Anne danced with the captain at a fancy-dress ball.
[as modifier]
a ball gown.
II. phrases

have a ball

‹informal› enjoy oneself greatly.

I was miserable but he was having a ball.
– origin early 17th cent.: from French bal ‘a dance’, from late Latin ballare ‘to dance’; related to Greek ballizein ‘to dance’ (also ballein ‘to throw’).

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