a tract of land where ball games, especially baseball, are played.
a baseball stadium.
Informal. being an approximation, based on an educated guess: Give me a ballpark figure on our total expenses for next year.
Idioms about ballpark
in the ballpark, Informal. within reasonable, acceptable, or expected limits: The price may go up another $10, but that's still in the ballpark.
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How to use ballpark in a sentence
At most ballparks and arenas, there’s a hot dog-buying, finding-my-seat murmur beneath the song.The pregame national anthem — in all its roiling contradictions — still has something to offer | Barry Svrluga | February 11, 2021 | Washington Post
So you know whether the affordability is going to be in the ballpark.Paying for College Can Be Overwhelming. Here's What You Need to Know to Find an Affordable Option | Sean Gregory | February 5, 2021 | Time
The team had been told by their affiliate Detroit Tigers to improve the ballpark, and they were responding, with a brand-new diamond and outfield, a team store, a left-field plaza and a kid zone on the way.How Three Minor League Teams Saved Hometown Baseball | Nick Fouriezos | February 3, 2021 | Ozy
Vogel returned to the ballpark Wednesday, and while the decorations have long been removed, the scene was no less festive.Meet the Nats fan who won team’s World Series ring raffle — and received his prize on the field | Scott Allen | January 19, 2021 | Washington Post
Emily Grubert, a professor of environmental engineering at Georgia Tech, wanted to get a ballpark picture of how many fossil power plants may be “stranded” by climate policy—that is, shuttered before they’ve recouped their costs.How long will it take to close every fossil fuel power plant in the US? | Tim McDonnell | December 3, 2020 | Quartz
At that moment the chant “We want Gehrig, we want Gehrig” started to rumble from every corner of the big ballpark.The Stacks: The Day Lou Gehrig Delivered Baseball’s Gettysburg Address | Ray Robinson | July 4, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
The AHA stepped up to the plate, but instead of an out-of-the-ballpark home run, it fouled out.
Still, the numbers give you a rough idea of the ballpark expenditure.See How Much It’ll Cost to Book Your Favorite Musical Act, From Taylor Swift to Phosphorescent | Marlow Stern | May 21, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
Happy birthday Wrigley Field, but are you too beautiful of a ballpark?100 Years of Wrigley Field: Are the Chicago Cubs Horrible Because of the Ballpark? | Luke Epplin | March 28, 2014 | THE DAILY BEAST
So what and how he is able to “act out” and the magnitude of his less-than-stellar decisions is a whole different ballpark.
British Dictionary definitions for ballpark
US and Canadian a stadium used for baseball games
approximate range: in the right ballpark
(as modifier): a ballpark figure
informal a situation; state of affairs: it's a whole new ballpark for him
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