Definition of Baseball

1. Noun. A ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs. "Play ball!"

Exact synonyms: Baseball Game
Examples of category: Hit, Bobble, Error, Misplay, Fumble, Muff, Delivery, Pitch, Bullet, Fastball, Heater, Hummer, Smoke, Batting, Fielding, Catching, Pitching, Base On Balls, Pass, Walk, Fair Ball, Foul Ball, Bunt, Fly, Fly Ball, Blast, Pop Fly, Pop-fly, Pop-up, Ground Ball, Groundball, Grounder, Hopper, Out, Force, Force Out, Force Play, Force-out, Putout, Strikeout, Sacrifice, Base Hit, Safety, Line Drive, Liner, Plunk, Plunker, Shoestring Catch, Tag, Flare, Texas Leaguer, At-bat, Bat, Ball Game, Ballgame, Assist, Baseball Play, Backstop, Ballpark, Park, Baseball Diamond, Diamond, Infield, Baseball Equipment, Home, Home Base, Home Plate, Plate, Hill, Mound, Pitcher's Mound, Batting Order, Card, Lineup, Cleanup, Cleanup Position, Cleanup Spot, Earned Run Average, Era, Ground Rule, Farm Club, Farm Team, Big League, Major League, Majors, Bush League, Minor League, Minors, Lead, Strike Zone, Ballplayer, Baseball Player, Baseball Coach, Baseball Manager, Base Runner, Runner, Bat Boy, Batsman, Batter, Hitter, Slugger, Batting Coach, Backstop, Catcher, Closer, Finisher, Pitching Coach, First Baseman, First Sacker, Infielder, Outfielder, Right-handed Pitcher, Right-hander, Pinch Hitter, Hurler, Pitcher, Twirler, Screwballer, Second Baseman, Second Sacker, Shortstop, Starting Pitcher, Third Baseman, Third Sacker, Batting Average, Hitting Average, Batting Average, Fielding Average, Triple Crown, Frame, Inning, Die, Fumble, Backstop, Bear Down, Catch, Cut Down, Cut Out, Steal, Walk, Drive In, Walk, Foul, Retire, Strike Out, Put Out, Ground Out, Fly, Bounce Out, Pop, Ground, Ground, Pull, Connect, Bunt, Drag A Bunt, Single, Double, Triple, Fan, Whiff, Bat, Bat, Bat, Switch-hit, Strike Out, Submarine, Tag, Nab, Put Out, Retire, Draw, Get, Run Bases, Wind Up, Away, Outside, Fair, In-bounds, Foul, Safe, Out, Ball-hawking, No-hit, Triple-crown, Hitless, Aboard, On Base
Generic synonyms: Ball Game, Ballgame
Specialized synonyms: Ball, Professional Baseball, Hardball, Perfect Game, No-hit Game, No-hitter, 1-hitter, One-hitter, 2-hitter, Two-hitter, 3-hitter, Three-hitter, 4-hitter, Four-hitter, 5-hitter, Five-hitter, Softball, Softball Game, Rounders, Stickball, Stickball Game, Steal

2. Noun. A ball used in playing baseball.
Generic synonyms: Ball, Baseball Equipment

Definition of Baseball

1. n. A game of ball, so called from the bases or bounds (four in number) which designate the circuit which each player must endeavor to make after striking the ball.

Definition of Baseball

1. Noun. A sport common in North America, the Caribbean, and Japan, in which the object is to strike a ball so that one of a nine-person team can run counter-clockwise among four bases, resulting in the scoring of a run. The team with the most runs after termination of play, usually nine innings, wins. ¹

2. Noun. The ball used to play the sport of baseball. ¹

3. Noun. A variant of poker in which cards with baseball-related values have special significance. ¹

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Definition of Baseball

1. a type of ball [n -S]

Medical Definition of Baseball

1. A competitive nine-member team sport including softball. (12 Dec 1998)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Baseball

base pairing
base pairs
base projection
base rate
base rate fallacy
base rent
base runner
base sequence
base sequence analysis
base sheet
base station subsystem
base substitution
base unit
base units
base view
baseball (current term)
baseball bat
baseball bats
baseball cap
baseball caps
baseball card
baseball cards
baseball clinic
baseball club
baseball coach
baseball coil
baseball diamond
baseball elbow
baseball equipment
baseball field

Literary usage of Baseball

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. The Bookman (1910)
"curiosity—in reading these numerous baseball stories as they appeared in the springtime prints, and in figuring out to myself just where they were good and ..."

2. Sport: Attempt at a Bibliography of Books and Periodicals Published During C. M. van Stockum by C. M. van Stockum (1911)
"How to play baseball 1908 diagrams, cr. 8". 141 p. 1896. ]5g5 Barse and Hopkins. ... guide of the National assn. of professional baseball leagues, 1911. ..."

3. Smokeless Tobacco Or Health: An International Perspective by DIANE Publishing Company (1995)
"INTRODUCTION Over the 3-yr period from 1988 through 1990, we collected data on smokeless tobacco use among professional baseball players as part of a study ..."

4. Longman's Magazine by Charles James Longman (1887)
"baseball and Cricket. LATE in September 1886 certain English cricketers of renown watched the close of a great game at baseball in the baseball ground of ..."

5. Trukese-English Dictionary =: Pwpwuken Tettenin Fóós, Chuuk-Ingenes by Ward Hunt Goodenough, Hiroshi Sugita (1990)
"trunk or base of a large tree. base (baseball): see baseball baseball ... catcher's mitt (in baseball). bashful saaw(vi.): be ashamed, embarrassed, bashful, ..."

6. The Law of Contracts by William Herbert Page (1922)
"In witness whereof, etc. See references under § 3853. § 3857. Contract of employment—baseball player. XY LEAGUE OF PROFESSIONAL baseball CLUBS Uniform ..."

7. English Journal by National Council of Teachers of English, National Council of Teachers of English Secondary Section (1919)
""baseball" ENGLISH SARAH MCLEAN MULLEN Lincoln High School, Los Angeles, California To make English alive and interesting in its application to daily needs ..."

8. Lawyers' Reports Annotated by Lawyers Co-operative Publishing Company (1911)
"Sunday amusement — baseball. 2. baseball playing is not within a statute ... Playing baseball on Sunday an an offense. Aside from Ex PARTE ROQUEMORE, ..."

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