baseball

noun, often attributive base·ball \ ˈbās-ˌbȯl \
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

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

  1. We watched baseball on TV last night.

Recent Examples of baseball from the Web

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First Known Use of baseball

1845


BASEBALL Defined for English Language Learners

baseball

noun

Definition of baseball for English Language Learners

  • : 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 Defined for Kids

baseball

noun base·ball \ ˈbās-ˌbȯl \

Definition of baseball for Students

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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