Definitions for baseballˈbeɪsˌbɔl

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baseball, baseball game(noun)

    a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs

    "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"

  2. baseball(noun)

    a ball used in playing baseball

Wiktionary

  1. baseball(Noun)

    A sport common in North America, the Caribbean, and Japan, in which the object is to strike a ball so that one of a nine-person team can run counter-clockwise among four bases, resulting in the scoring of a run. The team with the most runs after termination of play, usually nine innings, wins.

  2. baseball(Noun)

    The ball used to play the sport of baseball.

  3. baseball(Noun)

    A variant of poker in which cards with baseball-related values have special significance.

  4. Origin: base + ball

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baseball(noun)

    a game of ball, so called from the bases or bounds ( four in number) which designate the circuit which each player must endeavor to make after striking the ball

  2. Baseball(noun)

    the ball used in this game

Freebase

  1. Baseball

    Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players who take turns batting and baserunning. The offense attempts to score more runs than its opponents by hitting a ball thrown by the pitcher with a bat and moving counter-clockwise around a series of four bases: first, second, third and home plate. A run is scored when the runner advances around the bases and returns to home plate. Players on the batting team take turns hitting against the pitcher of the fielding team, which tries to prevent runs by getting hitters out in any of several ways. A player on the batting team can stop at any of the bases and later advance on a teammate's hit or other means. The teams switch between batting and fielding whenever the fielding team records three outs. One turn at bat for both teams, beginning with the visiting team, constitutes an inning, and nine innings a game. The team with the most runs at the end of the game wins. Evolving from older bat-and-ball games, an early form of baseball was being played in England by the mid-18th century. This game was brought by immigrants to North America, where the modern version developed. By the late 19th century, baseball was widely recognized as the national sport of the United States. Baseball is now popular in North America and parts of Central and South America and the Caribbean, East Asia and Europe.

U.S. National Library of Medicine

  1. Baseball

    A competitive nine-member team sport including softball.

The Foolish Dictionary, by Gideon Wurdz

  1. BASEBALL

    A game in which the young man who bravely strikes out for himself receives no praise for it.


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