baseball

noun, often attributive
base·​ball | \ ˈbās-ˌbȯl How to pronounce baseball (audio) \

Definition of baseball

: a game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players each on a large field having four bases that mark the course a runner must take to score also : the ball used in this game

Examples of baseball in a Sentence

We watched baseball on TV last night.

Recent Examples on the Web

The Trump administration blocked Major League Baseball from signing players directly from Cuba to play professionally in the U.S., nullifying a historic deal the league struck in December with the island nation’s baseball federation. Vivian Salama, WSJ, "Trump Administration Blocks Baseball Players From Cuba," 8 Apr. 2019 Even superstar Jennifer Lopez and her fiancé, legendary baseball shortstop Alex Rodriguez, can get a little bit starstruck. Nicole Saunders, Harper's BAZAAR, "Barack Obama Surprised Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez With a Sweet Letter for Their Engagement," 22 Mar. 2019 During those same years, the baseball diamond at Pyne Poynt Park, where the boys play, was getting a $4 million makeover. Kate Morgan, Woman's Day, "A New Jersey Softball Team Is Lifting Its City's Spirits," 21 Mar. 2019 What if the Pearsons loved baseball instead of football? Kayla Keegan, Good Housekeeping, "5 Ways ‘This Is Us’ Was Almost Totally Different, According to Dan Fogelman," 19 Mar. 2019 Tokyo proposed five new sports—baseball/softball and karate (both of which are very popular in Japan), plus skateboarding, climbing, and surfing—and all were approved. Jenny Mccoy, SELF, "These Are the New Sports We May See at the 2024 Summer Olympics," 27 Feb. 2019 The first big purchase was that sofa in the living room; the chocolate leather reminded me of a baseball mitt—which was perfect, because Michael is such a Dodgers fan. Ingrid Abramovitch, ELLE Decor, "A Dream House on the Malibu Coast with Breathtaking Views," 12 Feb. 2019 From sweet, printed dresses and polka-dot tops to baseball tees and sneakers, now's the time to stock up on your favorite Gymboree finds. Jennifer Aldrich, Country Living, "Gymboree Is Reportedly Closing—Here's What to Get Before It's Gone for Good," 15 Jan. 2019 The couple announced the news on Instagram this evening with a photo of the baseball player holding the singer's hand, a sparkling diamond ring sitting on her left ring finger. Erica Gonzales, Harper's BAZAAR, "Jennifer Lopez and Alex Rodriguez Are Engaged and Her Ring Is Huge," 10 Mar. 2019

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First Known Use of baseball

1845, in the meaning defined above

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baseball

noun

English Language Learners Definition of baseball

: a game played on a large field by two teams of nine players who try to score runs by hitting a small ball with a bat and then running to each of the four bases without being put out
: the ball used in baseball

baseball

noun
base·​ball | \ ˈbās-ˌbȯl How to pronounce baseball (audio) \

Kids Definition of baseball

1 : a game played with a bat and ball by two teams of nine players on a field with four bases that mark the course a runner must take to score
2 : the ball used in the game of baseball

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