Definitions for ball game

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

ball′ game`(n.)

  1. any game played with a ball.

    Category: Sport

  2. a situation and all its attendant circumstances.

    Category: Common Vocabulary, Informal

Origin of ball game:

1840–50, Amer.

Princeton's WordNet

  1. ball game, ballgame(noun)

    a field game played with a ball (especially baseball)

Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary

  1. ball game(noun)æˈleɪ, ˈbæl eɪ

    a game played with a ball, especially baseball

    He went to a ball game.

  2. ball gameæˈleɪ, ˈbæl eɪ

    a completely different situation

    Teaching high school is a whole new ball game.


  1. ball game(Noun)

    Any game played with a ball.

  2. ball game(Noun)

    A specific contest or match between teams playing such a game.


  1. Ball game

    Ball games, or ball sports, are any form of game or sport which feature a ball as part of play. These include games such as association football, baseball, basketball, and American football. Such games have diverse rules and histories and are of mostly unrelated origins. Ball games can be defined in several broad types: ⁕Bat-and-ball games, such as baseball and cricket. ⁕Racquet and ball games, such as tennis, squash and badminton. ⁕Hand and ball-striking games, such as various handball codes, rebound handball and 4 square. ⁕Goal sports, such as basketball and all forms of football, hockey or lacrosse. ⁕Net games, such as volleyball and sepak takraw. ⁕Precision sports, such as bowling, lawn bowls, croquet, and golf, as well as cue sports, including snooker, pool, and forms of billiards


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