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WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

1: 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!" [syn: baseball, baseball game]
2: a ball used in playing baseball

Merriam Webster's

noun Usage: often attributive Date: circa 1815 a game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players each on a large field having four bases that mark the course a runner must take to score; also the ball used in this game

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. 1 a game played esp. in the US with teams of nine, a bat and ball, and a circuit of four bases which the batsman must complete. 2 the ball used in this game.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Baseball Base"ball", n. 1. 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. The ball used in this game.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

(baseballs) Frequency: The word is one of the 3000 most common words in English. 1. In America, baseball is a game played by two teams of nine players. Each player from one team hits a ball with a bat and then tries to run around three bases and get to the home base before the other team can get the ball back. N-UNCOUNT 2. A baseball is a small hard ball which is used in the game of baseball. N-COUNT

Foolish Dictionary

A game in which the young man who bravely strikes out for himself receives no praise for it.

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