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

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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
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O’Rourke plans to double down with an appearance at a town reading of the Declaration of Independence in — wait — Independence, before the ball game. Victoria Mcgrane, BostonGlobe.com, "When candidates collide? Democrats are running into each other on the campaign trail," 3 July 2019 Chief White told Dateline investigators gathered home videos from the surrounding areas to search for vehicles matching the description the kids at the ball game had given. NBC News, "Twenty four years later, mother still fighting for justice in daughter Morgan Nick's disappearance," 7 June 2019 Take them out to the ball game! Meghan Markle surprised fans on Saturday by making an unannounced appearance with Prince Harry as the pair attended the first-ever regular season MLB game played in London. Maria Pasquini, PEOPLE.com, "Meghan Markle Makes Surprise Appearance with Prince Harry at First-Ever MLB Game in London," 29 June 2019 Some companies have been in the smart-ball game for a few years, offering users the chance to use apps to track their accuracy and other data. Tim Reynolds, baltimoresun.com, "NBA: Coaches likely to get one challenge per game next season," 28 June 2019 Some companies have been in the smart-ball game for a few years, offering users the chance to use apps to track their accuracy and other data. Tim Reynolds, BostonGlobe.com, "NBA coaches likely to get one challenge per game next season," 28 June 2019 Many were from ex-servicemen and their families who wanted to be generous to visiting sailors by taking them to a nice restaurant, a ball game, a backyard barbecue or even church. oregonlive.com, "Long before Tinder, Fleet Week’s Dial-A-Sailor service offered women, sailors a ‘good time’," 6 June 2019 To an outsider, a recent Saturday afternoon ball game may have looked vaguely familiar but also strangely foreign. James Krause, Naperville Sun, "Vintage baseball played with 1858 rules takes the field Sunday at Naper Settlement's Hometown Picnic," 6 June 2019 Other popular activities include seeking out the best oysters (check out Neptune), visiting the eclectic salon-style art display at Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, and catching a ball game at Fenway Park. Condé Nast Traveler, "The Best Cities in the U.S.: 2018 Readers' Choice Awards," 9 Oct. 2018

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First Known Use of ball game

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ball game

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ball game

: any game that is played with a ball
US : a baseball game
informal used in phrases like a whole new ball game and a different ball game to describe a situation or activity that has changed

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