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In baseball, you pack your uniform in the clubhouse after a ball game, and you see it hanging up in your locker when you get to your next city.
Harmon Killebrew

Meaning of "ball game" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BALL GAME

ball game play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BALL GAME

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determiner
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Ball game is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BALL GAME MEAN IN ENGLISH?

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 four 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...

Definition of ball game in the English dictionary

The first definition of ball game in the dictionary is any game played with a ball. Other definition of ball game is a game of baseball. Ball game is also a situation; state of affairs.

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BALL GAME

ball
ball ammunition
ball and chain
ball bearing
ball boy
ball cartridge
ball cock
ball control
ball girl
ball gown
ball hockey
ball joint
ball lightning
ball mill
ball of fire
ball of muscle
ball pen
ball race
ball tearer
ball valve

WORDS THAT END LIKE BALL GAME

arcade game
beautiful game
big game
board game
card game
computer game
con game
fair game
football game
game
guessing game
home game
name of the game
party game
perfect game
play the game
role-playing game
small game
video game
war game
word game

Synonyms and antonyms of ball game in the English dictionary of synonyms

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Translation of «ball game» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BALL GAME

Find out the translation of ball game to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of ball game from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «ball game» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

球类运动
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

juego de pelota
570 millions of speakers

English

ball game
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

गेंद के खेल
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

لعبة الكرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

игра с мячом
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

jogos com bola
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

গোলা নিক্ষেপ খেলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

jeu de ballon
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

permainan bola
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ballspiel
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

球技
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

구기
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Game bal
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

trò chơi bóng
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

பந்து விளையாட்டு
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

चेंडूचा खेळ
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

top oyunu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

gioco di palla
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

gra w piłkę
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

гра з м´ячем
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

joc cu bile
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

παιχνίδι μπάλα
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

bal spel
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bollspel
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ballspill
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ball game

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BALL GAME»

The term «ball game» is quite widely used and occupies the 40.295 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BALL GAME» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ball game» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ball game» appears in digitalised printed sources in English between the year 1500 and the present day.

Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about ball game

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10 QUOTES WITH «BALL GAME»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ball game.
1
Mackenzie Astin
When I am working it is up early and coffee and 15 hours of being on the set. When I am not working, it is up late and coffee, golf or softball and hopefully a ball game on the television.
2
Ernie Banks
It's a great day for a ball game; let's play two!
3
Lou Brock
There is a definite loneliness in the game. Most people stay away from you since they think they're intruding upon your time. And after the ball game, when it's 11 o'clock and you want to eat dinner some place, the restaurants are closed.
4
Bootsy Collins
It's a whole other ball game and I am glad that I fit into that space where, whatever it is that you want to do and you are doing as long as you are happy with it, then you know What the Heck!
5
Charles Comiskey
The fellow who can pay only twenty-five cents to see a ball game always will be just as welcome at Comiskey Park as the box seat holder.
6
Jasmine Guy
One disco, one soft ball game, one lost love, one gay pride rally at a time.
7
Alan Hansen
When I was playing football, I always felt in complete control. When I play golf and come under pressure, it's a completely different ball game.
8
Harmon Killebrew
In baseball, you pack your uniform in the clubhouse after a ball game, and you see it hanging up in your locker when you get to your next city.
9
Ring Lardner
The only real happiness a ballplayer has is when he is playing a ball game and accomplishes something he didn't think he could do.
10
Jim Lehrer
If you go to the ball game, you don't need to read the game story.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BALL GAME»

Discover the use of ball game in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ball game and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
A Whole Different Ball Game: The Inside Story Of The ...
Marvin Miller became the first executive director of the newly formed Major League Baseball Players Association.
Marvin Miller, 2004
2
A Whole New Ball Game: The Story of the All-American Girls ...
This is their story in their own words, a tale of no-hitters and chaperones, stolen bases and practical jokes, home runs and run-ins with fans. Life in the league, however, was not all fun.
Sue Macy, 2013
3
Eloise at the Ball Game
Nanny and Eloise attend a baseball game, where Eloise eats a lot of junk food and sees her favorite player.
Kay Thompson, Hilary Knight, 2008
4
A Whole New Ball Game: An Interpretation of American Sports
Traces the development of modern collegiate and professional sports, explains how they reflect American culture, and looks at the role sports have played in Americanizing immigrants
Allen Guttmann, 1988
5
The Old Ball Game: How John McGraw, Christy Mathewson, and ...
The early days of baseball are chronicled in this story of the friendship between Christy Mathewson, one of baseball's first superstars, and New York Giants manager John McGraw, in a volume celebrating the centennial of the first World ...
Frank Deford, 2006
6
Anetso, the Cherokee Ball Game: At the Center of Ceremony ...
"This is a careful and innovative consideration of a remarkable and enduring Native American ritual.
Michael J. Zogry, 2010
7
Take Me Out to the Ball Game
Text and illustrations present the well-known song about baseball games.
Jack Norworth, 2011
8
The Ball Game Biz: An Introduction to the Economics of ...
"This work uses economic theory, simple probability, statistical concepts and game theory to analyze the economics of professional sports.
David George Surdam, 2010
9
The Great Ball Game: A Muskogee Story
Bat, who has both wings and teeth, plays an important part in a game between the Birds and the Animals to decide which group is better.
‎1994
10
Take Me Out to the Ball Game: The Story of the Sensational ...
For anyone who has ever sung ?Take Me Out to the Ball Game? during the seventh-inning stretch and wondered why we sing it when we are already at the ball game, this entertaining book supplies the answers.
Amy Whorf McGuiggan, 2009

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BALL GAME»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ball game is used in the context of the following news items.
1
Fight At A Ball Game Leads To Assualt Charges
A weekend scuffle at a baseball game has lead to assault charges for a Bruce Peninsula man. Grey County OPP were called out to ballpark on ... «BlackburnNews.com, Jul 15»
2
'Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden' Sweetens The Deal With A New …
It's a classic Dragon Ball game though and is widely regarded, at least in Japan anyway, as one of the best tie-in games the series ever ... «Forbes, Jul 15»
3
Quick air put to test in dodge ball game hosted by Fair Lawn …
PHOTOS: A dodge ball game gave the host Fair Lawn firefighters and their guests from Glen Rock, Hawthorne and Saddle Brook a chance to ... «Cliffviewpilot.com, Jul 15»
4
Pink ball Test: former Australia coach John Buchanan believes …
“As a coach, I was always aware that changing from red ball game to white ball game, or vice versa, took players time to adjust. How will this ... «Courier Mail, Jul 15»
5
Cubs play video of Harry Caray singing 'Take Me Out to the Ball Game'
When the Chicago Cubs initially announced the Wrigley Field renovations, not everyone was on board. Some argued that Wrigley had so much ... «Yahoo Sports, Jul 15»
6
Buzzer Beater: Take yourself out to the ball game
In the Truro Bearcats senior baseball season opener, the team battled through 11 innings with their most heated rival, mounting a massive ... «Truro Daily News, Jul 15»
7
Take me out to the 1867 ball game
Away from the industry of modern sports and under the shade of walnut trees, teams of dedicated baseball players compete in the game as it was in 1867; ... «Toledo City Paper, Jul 15»
8
Ball Game or Bust: 13 Products for Baseball Fans
One of the joys of baseball season is pulling on your favorite team cap or jersey. But now, there are even more (and creative!) ways to support ... «Parade, Jul 15»
9
23 More Rules for Fourth of July Wiffle Ball
Sure, you can do play-by-play of your Fourth of July Wiffle ball game. But you do not sound like Vin Scully. Nobody on the planet sounds as ... «Wall Street Journal, Jul 15»
10
Changes needed ...At the old ball game
It's easier to get boys out to a skate park than a ballpark these days. For that matter, it's easier to get them to go to a state park, national park, ... «Kennebec Journal & Morning Sentinel, Jul 15»

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« EDUCALINGO. Ball game [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/ball-game>. Feb 2024 ».
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