What does baseball mean?

Definitions for baseball
ˈbeɪsˌbɔlbase·ball

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. baseball, baseball gamenoun

    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. baseballnoun

    a ball used in playing baseball

Wiktionary

  1. baseballnoun

    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.

    Etymology: base + ball

  2. baseballnoun

    The ball used to play the sport of baseball.

    Etymology: base + ball

  3. baseballnoun

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

    Etymology: base + ball

Wikipedia

  1. Baseball

    Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two opposing teams who take turns batting and fielding. The game proceeds when a player on the fielding team, called the pitcher, throws a ball which a player on the batting team tries to hit with a bat. The objective of the offensive team (batting team) is to hit the ball into the field of play, allowing its players to run the bases, having them advance counter-clockwise around four bases to score what are called "runs". The objective of the defensive team (fielding team) is to prevent batters from becoming runners, and to prevent runners' advance around the bases. A run is scored when a runner legally advances around the bases in order and touches home plate (the place where the player started as a batter). The team that scores the most runs by the end of the game is the winner. The first objective of the batting team is to have a player reach first base safely. A player on the batting team who reaches first base without being called "out" can attempt to advance to subsequent bases as a runner, either immediately or during teammates' turns batting. The fielding team tries to prevent runs by getting batters or runners "out", which forces them out of the field of play. Both the pitcher and fielders have methods of getting the batting team's players out. The opposing teams switch back and forth between batting and fielding; the batting team's turn to bat is over once the fielding team records three outs. One turn batting for each team constitutes an inning. A game is usually composed of nine innings, and the team with the greater number of runs at the end of the game wins. If scores are tied at the end of nine innings, extra innings are usually played. Baseball has no game clock, although most games end in the ninth inning. Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games already 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 popular in North America and parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, and East Asia, particularly in Japan, South Korea and Taiwan. In the United States and Canada, professional Major League Baseball (MLB) teams are divided into the National League (NL) and American League (AL), each with three divisions: East, West, and Central. The MLB champion is determined by playoffs that culminate in the World Series. The top level of play is similarly split in Japan between the Central and Pacific Leagues and in Cuba between the West League and East League. The World Baseball Classic, organized by the World Baseball Softball Confederation, is the major international competition of the sport and attracts the top national teams from around the world.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Baseballnoun

    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. Baseballnoun

    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.

Editors Contribution

  1. baseball

    A team sport with a specific number of players, played according to specific rules.

    Baseball is a popular sport in America.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 4, 2017  

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How to pronounce baseball?

  1. Alex
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    Daniel
    British
    Karen
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    Veena
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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of baseball in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of baseball in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of baseball in a Sentence

  1. David Howman:

    You mold your style according the presidential requirements, i was a lawyer, a barrister who went to court every day. Every judge is different and you adapt your argument according to the judge so it sort of comes naturally. Howman, who often represented athletes in New Zealand who could not afford his services and paid in cricket bats and All-Blacks rugby jerseys, has been there through all the highs and lows. When WADA opened in 2003, drugs in sport had already become a worldwide epidemic and fair play was merely a quaint idea. Doping was firmly entrenched in the sporting culture, largely tolerated, if not tacitly accepted, by those who competed in everything from cycling's Tour de France to baseball's World Series. With no meaningful out-of-competition testing, a mish-mash of sanctions and banned substance lists, entrepreneurs such as BALCO mastermind Victor Conte operated in near impunity, pushing out designer steroids faster than tests could be developed to detect them. From a small headquarters in Montreal, WADA has grown into a global agency with four regional offices and 35 laboratories, although four are currently under suspension.

  2. Bernie Sanders:

    I am delighted that in Congress we actually have done something in a bipartisan way. Doesnt happen very often nowadays. But, on this issue, youve got Democrats and youve got Republicans from all over this country saying to Major League Baseball, do not take away minor league baseball from 42 communities all over this country. Aint going to happen, if it does happen, youre going to have to deal with a number of us in Congress who will respond accordingly.

  3. Hank Aaron:

    Frank Robinson and I were more than baseball buddies. We were friends, frank Robinson was a hard nosed baseball player who did things on the field that people said could never be done.

  4. Kevin Gil:

    2015, to be in the World Series, this is just a bonus. I get to celebrate baseball in October.

  5. Neal Pilson:

    You can have all the commissioners in the world, but he's not going to control the economics of the sport, which dictate that the ownership has to take the horses out of competition in order to recover their investment, baseball players play for 20 years, football players play for five or 10 years, these horses run for one year.

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