Ball

Ball

, n. [F. bal, fr. OF. baler to dance, fr. LL. ballare. Of uncertain origin; cf. Gr. ba`llein to toss or throw, or pa`llein, pa`llesqai, to leap, bound, balli`zein to dance, jump about; or cf. 1st Ball, n.] 1. A social assembly for the purpose of dancing; -- usually applied to an occasion lavish or formal.
[1913 Webster +PJC]

2. A very enjoyable time; as, we had a ball at the wedding.
[PJC]

 

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