ballpark

A ballpark is the area where baseball is played. When you go to the ballpark, you can sit in the stands, eat a hot dog, and cheer for your favorite team.

Ballpark is an American word from the late 1800s, originally a shortened form of baseball park. The ballpark is familiar to baseball fans, their equivalent of a football stadium or a tennis court. Colloquially, you can be "in the ballpark" when you're close or within a certain range: "I'm just guessing how much that car costs, but I bet I'm in the ballpark."

Definitions of ballpark
  1. noun
    a facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games)
    “take me out to the ballpark
    synonyms: park
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    type of:
    arena, bowl, sports stadium, stadium
    a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments
  2. noun
    near to the scope or range of something
    “his answer wasn't even in the right ballpark
    synonyms: approximate range
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    type of:
    ambit, compass, orbit, range, reach, scope
    an area in which something acts or operates or has power or control: "the range of a supersonic jet"
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