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ballpark

noun ball·park \ ˈbȯl-ˌpärk \
Updated on: 17 Apr 2018
1 : a park or stadium in which ball games (such as baseball) are played
2 : a range (as of prices or views) within which comparison or compromise is possible
in the ballpark
: approximately correct
  • my first guess wasn't even in the ballpark

Examples of ballpark in a Sentence

  1. hit a home run out of the ballpark

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First Known Use of ballpark

1871

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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ballpark

adjective
: approximately correct : roughly estimated
  • a ballpark price
  • a ballpark figure

Examples of ballpark in a Sentence

  1. We don't know exactly how many people live in this city, but a ballpark figure would be about two million.

  2. I suspect that the ballpark costs we were quoted for the kitchen renovation will turn out to be too low.

Origin and Etymology of ballpark

from the phrase in the ballpark

BALLPARK Defined for English Language Learners

ballpark

  • : a park in which baseball games are played : a baseball park or stadium


ballpark

  • : not exact but close in number or amount : approximately correct


BALLPARK Defined for Kids

ballpark

noun ball·park \ ˈbȯl-ˌpärk \
: a park in which baseball games are played


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