ballpark

noun
ball·park | \ˈbȯl-ˌpärk \

Definition of ballpark 

(Entry 1 of 2)

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

ballpark

adjective

Definition of ballpark (Entry 2 of 2)

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for ballpark

Synonyms: Adjective

approximate, approximative, imprecise, inaccurate, inexact, loose

Antonyms: Adjective

accurate, dead, dead-on, exact, precise, ultraprecise, veracious

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Examples of ballpark in a Sentence

Noun

hit a home run out of the ballpark

Adjective

We don't know exactly how many people live in this city, but a ballpark figure would be about two million. I suspect that the ballpark costs we were quoted for the kitchen renovation will turn out to be too low.
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Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

The Marlins also hosted Guitars Over Guns’ graduation ceremony at the ballpark last month. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "This local group helps kids grow with music. On Friday, they will sing at Marlins Park," 12 July 2018 The game is expected to go on without delays despite a body being found in a beer cooler at the ballpark yesterday. Ben Brasch, ajc, "Beware of different SunTrust Park parking for today’s noon Braves game," 27 June 2018 The demographic for watching baseball on TV and in the ballparks are getting old. Kyle Mcfadden, The Aegis, "At Blue Crab tournament, Ripken brothers continue youth initiative," 12 July 2018 His home-road splits indicate the cozy confines of the Keys' home ballpark might be causing him some trouble, too, and things looked much different before the All-Star break, as he's struggled in two of his three starts since. Jon Meoli, baltimoresun.com, "One for the future: Evaluating Orioles prospect Alex Wells," 12 July 2018 By the All-Star break in ’93, the new ballpark smell was gone. Paul Sullivan, chicagotribune.com, "Reunion of '93 White Sox brings memories of growing pains of the past," 9 July 2018 These are the ballpark vendors, the OGs — Original Grubmeisters. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Going back decades, ballpark vendors share tales from the aisles," 4 July 2018 The ballpark held a moment of silence during the team's game against the Baltimore Orioles. Nicole Darrah, Fox News, "Charles Krauthammer honored by Washington Nationals at ballgame after his death," 21 June 2018 The Tampa Bay Rays’ Double A affiliate Montgomery Biscuits is trying a new promotion to get fans to the ballpark. Jordan Mcpherson, miamiherald, "A Rays minor-league team is hosting a ‘Millennial Night.’ Twitter was not happy," 13 July 2018

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First Known Use of ballpark

Noun

1871, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Adjective

1960, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for ballpark

Adjective

from the phrase in the ballpark

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The first known use of ballpark was in 1871

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ballpark

noun

English Language Learners Definition of ballpark

 (Entry 1 of 2)

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

ballpark

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of ballpark (Entry 2 of 2)

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

ballpark

noun
ball·park | \ˈbȯl-ˌpärk \

Kids Definition of ballpark

: a park in which baseball games are played

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