Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.


The Splash was ballasted with ten fifty-sixes, each with a ring for lifting it.

She ballasted the boat, and for Bompard she was something to lean against.

She is ballasted with utilities; not altogether with unusable pig-lead and kentledge.

It is ballasted with humour, too; and has a charming whimsicality.

Let us be ballasted with grace, that we be not blown over, and that we stagger not.

The sleepers were not ballasted and were anything but level.

The track is smoothed and weeded and ballasted as if it were the London and North-Western.

Some Indiaman, ballasted with guilders, you have heard of in shore.

I have pretty well now ballasted my stomach and stuffed my paunch.

When the Sangley ships are about to depart, they are ballasted and loaded with lumber.