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noun ball·park \ˈbȯl-ˌpärk\

Definition of ballpark

  1. 1 :  a park in which ball games (as baseball) are played

  2. 2 :  a range (as of prices or views) within which comparison or compromise is possible

in the ballpark

  1. :  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

1897

First Known Use of ballpark

1897


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ballpark

adjective ball·park

Definition of ballpark

  1. :  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


First Known Use: 1964


BALLPARK Defined for English Language Learners

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ballpark

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noun ball·park \ˈbȯl-ˌpärk\

Definition of ballpark for English Language Learners

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


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ballpark

adjective ball·park

Definition of ballpark for English Language Learners

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


BALLPARK Defined for Kids

ballpark

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noun ball·park \ˈbȯl-ˌpärk\

Definition of ballpark for Students

  1. :  a park in which baseball games are played


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