Meaning of “baseball” in the English Dictionary

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"baseball" in British English

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baseballnoun [ C or U ]

uk /ˈbeɪs.bɔːl/ us /ˈbeɪs.bɑːl/

A1 (the ball used in) a game played especially in North America by two teams of nine players, in which a player hits a ball with a bat (= stick) and tries to run around four bases on a large field before the other team returns the ball:

Jake never played baseball like the other kids.
He had a baseball and a couple of bats in his sports bag.

More examples

  • College baseball teams across the country are getting ready for the new season.
  • This 21-year-old is now perhaps the best player in baseball.
  • Joe is passionate about baseball .
  • He was a member of the varsity baseball team.
  • Where is the bag with the baseball bats in it?

(Definition of “baseball” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"baseball" in American English

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baseballnoun [ C/U ]

us /ˈbeɪsˌbɔl/

a game with two teams of nine players in which a ball, thrown by a pitcher, is hit by a player with a bat (= special stick) who then tries to run around four bases before being stopped by the other team

A baseball is the ball used in this game.

(Definition of “baseball” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)