ball game

noun

Definition of ball game

  1. 1 :  a game played with a ball

  2. 2a :  a set of circumstances :  situation a whole new ball gameb :  contest 1

Examples of ball game in a sentence

  1. He was popular because he was good at ball games.

  2. Dad took us to a ball game.

  3. watching a ball game on TV

1760

First Known Use of ball game

1760


BALL GAME Defined for English Language Learners

ball game

noun

Definition of ball game for English Language Learners

  • : any game that is played with a ball

  • : a baseball game

  • —used in phrases like a whole new ball game and a different ball game to describe a situation or activity that has changed



Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up ball game? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

holding stubbornly to a belief or view

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

  • manet-jeanne-spring
  • Which is a synonym of chaffer?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ