ball game

noun

Definition of ball game

1 : a game played with a ball
2a : a set of circumstances : situation a whole new ball game

Examples of ball game in a Sentence

He was popular because he was good at ball games. Dad took us to a ball game. watching a ball game on TV
Recent Examples on the Web Take bat and ball games like Cricket and Baseball, or the NBA 5 on 5 model and a 3 on 3 street ball game as examples. Michael Gale, Forbes, 12 July 2022 Even something as small as saying something (to the kids), a whiffle ball game in the middle of camp. Alexis Cubit, The Courier-Journal, 11 July 2022 Want to catch a ball game after a day at the beach? Rebecca Treon, Chron, 23 May 2022 Catch a game of Picigin, a traditional local ball game, at the popular Bačvice beach. Lea Lane, Forbes, 25 June 2022 In the cities and suburbs of Houston and Dallas, immigrants and their U.S.-born children spend entire weekends playing the bat-and-ball game rooted in southeastern England. Arelis R. Hernández, Washington Post, 20 June 2022 The 3-year-old was a lover of baseball and had a T-ball game scheduled the next day. Elizabeth Zavala, San Antonio Express-News, 22 June 2022 Alexander Skarsgård plays a berzerker with simple life goals – avenge his father, save his mother (Nicole Kidman), kill his uncle – in a crazy tale with Slavic witches, a bloody ball game and a naked sword fight on top of an active volcano. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 16 June 2022 The Yankees are never out of a ball game due to their tenacity and Boone’s evolution as a manager. Wayne G. Mcdonnell, Jr., Forbes, 13 June 2022 See More

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First Known Use of ball game

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of ball game was in 1760

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Last Updated

3 Aug 2022

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“Ball game.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ball%20game. Accessed 12 Aug. 2022.

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