baseball

Baseball is a game in which a player hits a ball with a bat and runs around the field, stepping on three bases before returning to where he started. Most baseball games last seven innings.

During a typical baseball game, two teams of nine players each take turns being at bat while the other team stands in the field attempting to catch any balls that are hit and tag running players out before they are safe on a base. Though baseball was first played in 19th century England in the form of "rounders," it's been considered the US national sport since the early 20th century.

Definitions of baseball
  1. noun
    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”
    synonyms: baseball game
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    ball
    the game of baseball
    professional baseball
    playing baseball for money
    hardball
    baseball as distinguished from softball
    perfect game
    a game in which a pitcher does not allow any opposing player to reach base
    no-hit game, no-hitter
    a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team no hits
    1-hitter, one-hitter
    a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only one hit
    2-hitter, two-hitter
    a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only 2 hits
    3-hitter, three-hitter
    a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only 3 hits
    4-hitter, four-hitter
    a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team 4 hits
    5-hitter, five-hitter
    a game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team 5 hits
    softball, softball game
    a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer
    rounders
    an English ball game similar to baseball
    stickball, stickball game
    a form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber ball and broomstick handle
    steal
    a stolen base; an instance in which a base runner advances safely during the delivery of a pitch (without the help of a hit or walk or passed ball or wild pitch)
    daisy cutter
    a batted or served ball that skims along close to the ground
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    ball game, ballgame
    a field game played with a ball (especially baseball)
  2. noun
    a ball used in playing baseball
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    ball
    round object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games
    baseball equipment
    equipment used in playing baseball
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