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The ballplayer who loses his head, who can't keep his cool, is worse than no ballplayer at all.
Lou Gehrig

Meaning of "ballplayer" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BALLPLAYER

ballplayer  [ˈbɔːlˌpleɪə] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BALLPLAYER

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Ballplayer 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 BALLPLAYER 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 ballplayer in the English dictionary

The definition of ballplayer in the dictionary is a player, esp in soccer, with outstanding ability to control the ball. Other definition of ballplayer is a baseball player, esp a professional.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BALLPLAYER


bilayer
ˈbaɪˌleɪə
bricklayer
ˈbrɪkˌleɪə
counterplayer
ˈkaʊntəˌpleɪə
displayer
dɪsˈpleɪə
Himalaya
ˌhɪməˈleɪə
horseplayer
ˈhɔːsˌpleɪə
i-Player
ˈaɪˌpleɪə
layer
ˈleɪə
Malaya
məˈleɪə
MD-player
ˈɛmˈdiːˌpleɪə
Meghalaya
ˌmeɪɡəˈleɪə
monolayer
ˈmɒnəʊˌleɪə
MP3-player
ˌempiːˈθriːˌpleɪə
multilayer
ˈmʌltɪˌleɪə
multiplayer
ˈmʌltɪˌpleɪə
player
ˈpleɪə
slayer
ˈsleɪə
swordplayer
ˈsɔːdˌpleɪə
underlayer
ˈʌndəˌleɪə

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BALLPLAYER

ballot paper
ballot rigging
ballot-box stuffing
ballotee
balloter
balloting
ballotini
ballottement
ballow
ballpark
ballpoint
ballpoint pen
ballroom
ballroom dance
ballroom dancer
ballroom dancing
balls
balls-up
ballsiness
ballsy

WORDS THAT END LIKE BALLPLAYER

basketball player
bass player
boundary layer
cassette player
CD player
DVD player
football player
front-line player
hockey player
key player
MP3 player
ozone layer
pool player
prayer
record player
rugby player
soccer player
team player
tennis player
video player
violin player

Synonyms and antonyms of ballplayer in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «ballplayer» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BALLPLAYER

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

Translator English - Chinese

棒球手
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

pelotero
570 millions of speakers

English

ballplayer
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

ballplayer
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

اعب كرة
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

профессиональный игрок
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

ballplayer
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

ballplayer
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

joueur de baseball
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pemain bola
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Ballspieler
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

野球選手
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

야구 선수
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Ballplayer
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

ballplayer
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

ballplayer
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

बॉलप्लेअर
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

ballplayer
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

giocatore di baseball
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

Ballplayer
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

професійний гравець
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

basketbalist
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

επιτύμβιου
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

ballplayer
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

basebollspelare
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

ballspiller
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of ballplayer

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BALLPLAYER»

The term «ballplayer» is regularly used and occupies the 61.917 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BALLPLAYER» OVER TIME

The graph expresses the annual evolution of the frequency of use of the word «ballplayer» during the past 500 years. Its implementation is based on analysing how often the term «ballplayer» 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 ballplayer

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10 QUOTES WITH «BALLPLAYER»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word ballplayer.
1
Roberto Alomar
A ballplayer doesn't make excuses.
2
Roberto Clemente
I want to be remembered as a ballplayer who gave all I had to give.
3
Joe DiMaggio
I'm just a ballplayer with one ambition, and that is to give all I've got to help my ball club win. I've never played any other way.
4
Joe DiMaggio
I'm a ballplayer, not an actor.
5
Curt Flood
But I want you to know that what I'm doing here I'm doing as a ballplayer, a major league ballplayer.
6
Nomar Garciaparra
Back then, my idol was Bugs Bunny, because I saw a cartoon of him playing ball - you know, the one where he plays every position himself with nobody else on the field but him? Now that I think of it, Bugs is still my idol. You have to love a ballplayer like that.
7
Steve Garvey
The difference between the old ballplayer and the new ballplayer is the jersey. The old ballplayer cared about the name on the front. The new ballplayer cares about the name on the back.
8
Lou Gehrig
The ballplayer who loses his head, who can't keep his cool, is worse than no ballplayer at all.
9
Dwight Gooden
My father helped me become a ballplayer and take the good with the bad.
10
Chad Harbach
I was a ballplayer, but only for a limited time. I grew up playing in Wisconsin. It's a very sports-centric part of the country that I grew up in and I played a lot of sports, but baseball first and foremost. I played through high school. I was a middle-infielder.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BALLPLAYER»

Discover the use of ballplayer in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to ballplayer and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Name That Ballplayer: The Ultimate Baseball "Whodunnit?" ...
Taking a cue from the legendary TV game show Name That Tune, Wayne Stewart's Name That Ballplayer is a unique baseball quiz book. This is not just a list of questions followed by the answers.
Wayne Stewart, 2013
2
Pete Reiser: The Rough-and-Tumble Career of the Perfect ...
"This biography provides the full story on Reiser, with special emphasis on the highlights of his playing days and the factors that kept him from fulfilling his enormous potential.
Sidney Jacobson, 2004
3
Memories of a Ballplayer: Bill Werber and the 1930s
I was with Carl Hubbell, Hank Leiber, and Hal Schumacher, and we had in front of us an article in The Saturday Evening Post by noted sportswriter Tom Meany and Phil Rizzuto, entitled, “They Made Me a Big League Ballplayer.” Rizzuto had  ...
Bill Werber, C. Paul Rogers III, 2013
4
Billy Southworth: A Biography of the Hall of Fame Manager ...
Billy Southworth was the most successful major league baseball manager of the 1940s including the three straight years in which his St. Louis Cardinal teams won more than 100 games.
John C. Skipper, 2013
5
Bo knows Bo: the autobiography of a ballplayer
The candid autobiography of professional athlete Bo Jackson describes his troubled youth, his discovery of sports, his struggle to attend college, his athletic achievements, his family life, and his success on and off the field
Bo Jackson, Dick Schaap, 1990
6
If You Were a Ballplayer
Introduces the skills, equipment and training that are part of competition in the sports of baseball, basketball, soccer, and football.
Virginia Schomp, 2000
7
The Heart of the Game: The Education of a Minor-League ...
With charm, grace, and style, Paul Hemphill tells this story like no one else can. Once a second baseman himself, Hemphill enjoyed a very brief career in the minor leagues.
Paul Hemphill, 1996
8
The Game from Where I Stand: A Ballplayer's Inside View
Offers insight into the human aspect of professional baseball, including how players deal with family and teamwork issues, prepare for games, cope with slumps, and manage the competitive trade.
Doug Glanville, 2010
9
The Cooperstown Symposium on Baseball and American Culture, 2001
The. Actor. as. Ballplayer,. the. Ballplayer. as. Actor. George. Grella. Anyone who has ever watched a baseball game of any kind at any level of competition, and anyone who has ever seen a baseball movie of any level of quality — a broad ...
William M. Simons, Alvin L. Hall, 2002
10
Mneme's Place: Book One
The bodacious boyo with his blithering, blathering bar biases. Hoity-toity finicalities! Now as to whether hisself ever performed on the diamond, 'tis like Onan's sport something not to be dismissed out of hand. If a ballplayer, after al1, be a man ...
Glenn P. Wolfe, 2011

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BALLPLAYER»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term ballplayer is used in the context of the following news items.
1
The 7 Cushiest Jobs in Sports
He won't get into a game, but he'll earn upwards of $100,000 a year to be a part-time ballplayer. Playoff shares are a nice bonus incentive, and ... «Men's Journal, Jul 15»
2
How to get 'refocused' at work after long weekend
“Imagine a ballplayer. He's had two fast ones go right past him. He starts thinking about himself too much rather than just see the ball and hit it," said Bea. «WDIV Detroit, Jul 15»
3
Yankees Prospects: Trenton Thunder game notes 6/28 - 7/3
Dalton Pompey - Oh boy. Pompey just looks like a good ballplayer. He's got the speed, he's got the swing. He was also ejected for arguing balls ... «Pinstripe Alley, Jul 15»
4
Houston Astros OF Preston Tucker tracks Boston Red Sox prospect …
So I think he's a real good ballplayer." Johnson features a fastball (predominantly four-seamer but can throw the two-seamer, too), curveball, ... «MassLive.com, Jul 15»
5
Royals Face Tough Roster Decisions Ahead
Rios is a good enough ballplayer with a strong track record that suggests he's either still recovering from that hand injury or ready to break out ... «Today's Knuckleball, Jul 15»
6
Polygamy on the Docket? A Suggestion for Obama; Terrorism and …
Indeed, “Silent Cal” is probably a better nickname for a ballplayer than a politician. Alice Roosevelt said his facial expression looked like his ... «RealClearPolitics, Jul 15»
7
Late homer by Friederich lifts Waterloo past Millstadt
Jake's been a great ballplayer for a long time,'' Moehrs said. “This feels good. Millstadt is a heck of a team and they played well again today. «Belleville News-Democrat, Jul 15»
8
Frebis' baseball roots run deep
“(The scout said) 'I hear you're a pretty good ballplayer so I'll buy you a ticket to go to Florida and see if you can make it or not',” Frebis Sr. said. “But didn't have ... «Ripley Bee, Jul 15»
9
New York Yankees Editorial: Why Does Stephen Drew Remain In …
Yes, this seems as a sort of sellout, or freebie, for Drew. A major league ballplayer should have the consistency to hit for a respectable average, ... «Yanks Go Yard, Jul 15»
10
2015 Gazette softball player of the year: Madison Armstrong …
“She's just got natural ability,” Highland Tech coach Curtis Owens said. “She knows the game. She's probably the most educated ballplayer I've ... «Gaston Gazette, Jul 15»

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