Translation of "ball" - English-Spanish dictionary


noun uk /bɔːl/ us /bɔl/

A1 a round object that you throw, kick, or hit in a game, or something with this shape

a tennis ball
a ball of string

a formal occasion where a lot of people dance


(Translation of “ball” from the Cambridge English-Spanish Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)


noun /boːl/

a round object used in games

pelota, balón

anything roughly round in shape

bola; esfera; ovillo
a ball of wool.

balls (plural ) (slang) testicles.

pelota, huevo, cojón
ballbearings noun plural

in machinery etc, small steel balls that help the revolving of one part over another

cojinete, apoyo de bolas
The ball bearings need replacing because they have gone rusty.
ballcock noun

a valve in a cistern

llave de bola, llave de flotador
The ballcock was not shutting the water off completely and had to be adjusted.
ballpoint noun ( also ballpoint pen)

a pen having a tiny ball as the writing point

The note was written in blue ballpoint.
balls-up noun

(British, slang) a mistake or something that has been done or arranged very badly

He made a complete balls-up of his speech.
on the ball

quick, alert and up-to-date

estar al tanto, estar alerta
The new manager is really on the ball.
start/set ( keep the ball rolling)

to start or keep something going, especially a conversation

poner en marcha, emprender; mantener en marcha
He can be relied on to start the ball rolling at parties.

(Translation of “ball” from the PASSWORD English-Spanish Dictionary © 2014 K Dictionaries Ltd)