ball game


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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The usual intense preseason practices were replaced with kickball and dodge-ball games and a group beach trip. Vincent Nguyenstaff Writer, La Cañada Valley Sun, "Girls’ Volleyball Preview: La Cañada welcomes new coach in hopes of bounce-back season," 27 Aug. 2019 There were also surprise flag football and Wiffle ball games to keep the mood light along with countless team dinners. Matt Velazquez, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Bucks' Mike Budenholzer named NBA 2018-19 coach of year," 24 June 2019 Many of the fireworks shows are part of festivals, carnivals and ball games. Susan Dunne,, "Here’s where you’ll find 4th of July fireworks in Greater Hartford," 24 June 2019 The movies were all free as were transportation, trips to Euclid Beach, ball games and hockey games., "World War II era veteran offers insight into early women’s corps, military life: Olmsted Dates and Data," 12 Aug. 2019 Are the makers of Blue Moon and Stella Artois hoping that, 10 years from now, bars and ball games will offer both a weed beer and regular beer? Amanda Chicago Lewis, The Verge, "Big Alcohol is pouring," 30 July 2019 The former mayor is also looking forward to taking in a few ball games at New York University, where his grandson Russell Burton will play shortstop. Elaine Ayala,, "At 72, former San Antonio mayor Henry Cisneros is unbowed by paragliding mishap," 27 July 2019 For the faithful, the rallies are fun spectacles, like rock concerts or ball games. Andrew C. Mccarthy, National Review, "No One Really Wants to ‘Send Her Back’," 20 July 2019 She was known for never missing her children and grandchildren's ball games and dance recitals and for enjoying watching her husband and children coaching their teams., "Deaths in South Florida: 7/19," 19 July 2019

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First Known Use of ball game

1760, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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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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