Translation of "ball" - English-French dictionary


nounball /bɔl/
countable a round object played with in sports
balle feminine , ballon masculine

a tennis ball
une balle de tennis

to throw/catch the ball
lancer/attraper le ballon
countable a ball-shaped object
boule feminine

a ball of string
une pelote de ficelle
uncountable a game played with a ball
balle feminine

Do you want to play ball?
Est-ce que tu veux jouer à la balle ?
countable the round part of a hand or foot
partie feminine charnue de la main / du pied

the ball of your foot
la partie charnue de votre pied
countable a formal event for dancing
bal masculine

a ball at the White House
un bal à la Maison Blanche
get/set/start the ball rolling
to make a process start

Let's get the ball rolling with some introductions.
Lançons la conversation avec quelques présentations.
on the ball
informal alert and ready
aux aguets , en alerte

As a police officer, you need to be on the ball.
En tant que policier, vous devez être en alerte.

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


noun /boːl/

a round object used in games

balle, ballon
a tennis ball.

anything roughly round in shape

boule, pelote
a ball of wool.

balls (plural ) (slang) testicles.

ballbearings noun plural

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

roulement à billes
ballcock noun

a valve in a cistern.

robinet à flotteur
ballpoint noun

a pen having a tiny ball as the writing point.

stylo bille
on the ball

quick, alert and up-to-date

à la hauteur
The new manager is really on the ball.
start/set ( keep the ball rolling)

to start or keep something going, especially a conversation

lancer, soutenir la conversation
He can be relied on to start the ball rolling at parties.


noun /boːl/

a formal dance

They were invited to a ball at the palace.
ballroom noun

a large room for a formal dance.

salle de bal

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