(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. dance, cotillion; shot, projectile; sphere, globe. See amusement, arms, rotundity.
(Roget's IV) n.
1. [A spherical body]
Syn. globe, spheroid, sphere, balloon, orb, perisphere, globule, globular or rounded or spherical or orbicular object, drop, knot, marble, pellet, glob, pill*.
2. [A game played with a ball]
Syn. baseball, football, catch; see sport 3 .
3. [In baseball, a pitch that is not swung at and is not a strike]
Syn. wild pitch, inside pitch, outside pitch, wide one*, high baby*, duster*, insider*.
4. [Missile for a gun]
Syn. bullet, shell, lead; see ammunition , shot 2 .
5. [A dance]
Syn. grand ball, dance, pRomenade, reception; see dance 2 , party 1 .
carry the ball*,
Syn. assume responsibility, take command, take control, bear the burden; see lead 1 , manage 1 .
get or [m1]keep the ball rolling*,
Syn. initiate action, get underway, maintain action, carry on; see begin 1 , continue 1 .
have a ball
Syn. revel, have fun, celebrate; see enjoy oneself , play 1 .
on the ball*,
Syn. skilled, alert, efficient, with-it*; see able 1 , 2 , observant 1 , responsible 2 .
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. orb sphere, globe, spheroid, apple, round, bullet.
2. dance prom, masque, shindig, hoedown, *hop.
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A party or gathering for dancing: dance. Informal: hop. See WORK.

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