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[ bawl-pahrk ]
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  1. a tract of land where ball games, especially baseball, are played.

  2. a baseball stadium.

  1. Informal. being an approximation, based on an educated guess: Give me a ballpark figure on our total expenses for next year.

Idioms about ballpark

  1. in the ballpark, Informal. within reasonable, acceptable, or expected limits: The price may go up another $10, but that's still in the ballpark.

Origin of ballpark

An Americanism dating back to 1895–1900; ball1 + park

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How to use ballpark in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for ballpark


/ (ˈbɔːlˌpɑːk) /

  1. US and Canadian a stadium used for baseball games

  2. informal

    • approximate range: in the right ballpark

    • (as modifier): a ballpark figure

  1. informal a situation; state of affairs: it's a whole new ballpark for him

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