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.

  2. baseballnoun

    The ball used to play the sport of baseball.

  3. baseballnoun

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

  4. 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.

ChatGPT

  1. baseball

    Baseball is a team sport, popular in North America, Central America, the Caribbean, and East Asia, in which two teams of nine players each take turns batting and fielding. The game is played in a field composed of four bases arranged in a diamond shape, with teams scoring runs by having their batters advance around the bases and reach home plate. The team in the field attempts to prevent runs from being scored through methods such as striking out the batter or catching their hits before they touch the ground. The game generally lasts nine innings or until a tie is broken. The professional league for this sport in the United States is Major League Baseball.

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

Wikidata

  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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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. Cubs Chairman Tom Ricketts:

    Words can not express how important Ernie Banks will always be to the Chicago Cubs, the city of Chicago and Major League Baseball, ernie Banks was a pioneer in the major leagues. And more importantly, Ernie Banks was the warmest and most sincere person I've ever known.

  2. Nancy Hogshead-Makar:

    It tells the baseball players you're more important, that's equally as unhealthy, as for a girl to hear that she's not as important as for him to hear that he's more important.

  3. Pete Rose:

    I'd walk through hell in a gasoline suit to play baseball.

  4. Don Newcombe:

    What I have done after my baseball career and being able to help people with their lives and getting their lives back on track and they become human beings again means more to me than all the things I did in baseball.

  5. Major League Baseball:

    Major League Baseball is thrilled to be back in Mexico City, and we are particularly excited to showcase two of our clubs that play in such close proximity to Mexico, as we further strengthen the relationship between Major League Baseball and Mexico, it is our hope that we can continue to present our game and its bright young stars to the fans of our southern neighbor for years to come.

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