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 Kristen Anderson-Lopez, one half of Frozen's Oscar-winning composer team with husband Robert Lopez, likens the process to building LEGO structures only to rebuild it after someone comes in with a baseball bat. Nick Romano, EW.com, "The heartbreaking story behind a Frozen 2 character and other moments from Into the Unknown," 27 June 2020 Tuesday's violent protests materialized after a Black Madison man was arrested after bringing a baseball bat and bullhorn into a Capitol square restaurant and shouting at customers. Molly Beck, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Trump falsely claims Wisconsin lawmaker was 'rooting on' destruction of Madison statues before being assaulted," 26 June 2020 The violence broke out Tuesday night as a group of 200 to 300 people protested the arrest of a Black man who shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a baseball bat. Scott Bauer, Anchorage Daily News, "Crowds in Wisconsin tear down statues, attack state senator," 24 June 2020 The violence broke out as a group of 200 to 300 people protested the arrest of a Black man who shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a baseball bat. Time, "Wisconsin Governor Activates National Guard After 2 Statues Pulled Down at State Capitol," 24 June 2020 The violence broke out as a group of 200 to 300 people protested the arrest of a Black man who shouted at restaurant customers through a megaphone while carrying a baseball bat. BostonGlobe.com, "Alabama history agency admits perpetuating systemic racism," 24 June 2020 The protests unfolded after the arrest of a black man who was at a restaurant with a megaphone and a baseball bat. CBS News, "Crowds tear down statues, apparently attack Wisconsin state senator," 24 June 2020 Most of us think of Jackie Robinson as the singular superstar of baseball integration. Scott Ostler, SFChronicle.com, "Why Giants legend Willie Mays is the kind of leader we could use right now," 17 June 2020 One day could be the difference between the perfect zucchini or a less tasty one the size of a baseball bat. oregonlive, "10 tips to help novice gardeners reap a successful harvest," 16 June 2020

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First Known Use of baseball

1845, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of baseball was in 1845

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30 Jun 2020

Cite this Entry

“Baseball.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/baseball. Accessed 4 Jul. 2020.

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baseball

noun
How to pronounce baseball (audio)

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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