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Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
baseball
noun
COLLOCATIONS FROM OTHER ENTRIES
a baseball cap (=that people wear for baseball and for fashion)
▪ He was wearing a sweater and a baseball cap.
a baseball glove
▪ He rubbed oil into his baseball glove to make it softer.
a basketball/baseball etc game
▪ He was watching a baseball game on TV.
a football/tennis/baseball etc fan
▪ Jack is a keen football fan.
baseball cap
baseball/outdoors/sailing etc enthusiast
▪ a keep-fit enthusiast
COLLOCATIONS FROM CORPUS
■ ADJECTIVE
good
▪ The allegedly good baseball weather is overrated, especially at night.
▪ It seems like the perfect toy, better than playing baseball catch with Dad.
▪ But I also think it would be good for baseball if we started earlier.
▪ He was the best baseball player, the best student, the best looking of all the boys.
▪ Earl Weaver was everything good about baseball in a single package.
▪ Are we saying that Seattle is a better baseball town than New York?
▪ The best baseball was in the predominantly white neighborhoods.
▪ Old men always make the best baseball music.
great
▪ But remember, these are great times for baseball.
▪ He said Qualcomm Stadium is a great stadium for baseball.
major
▪ This is a much more predictable menace, however, at least to those in major league baseball.
▪ Tuesday marks year number 50 since Jackie Robinson broke the color line in major league baseball.
▪ There will never be a wild card in major league baseball, skeptics scoffed.
▪ When major league baseball began divisional play in 1969, there was, after some initial grumbling, little complaint.
▪ The concept of interleague play in major league baseball is certainly intriguing, worthy of serious consideration.
▪ The new economics of major league baseball also work against inner-city talent, Towers says.
new
▪ He pointed to his new, white baseball shoes.
▪ We can turn Anaheim Stadium into what would appear to be a new stadium for baseball.
▪ Detroit voted to tax itself for a new baseball stadium.
professional
▪ Two professional baseball players find their lives drawn together in unusual circumstances.
▪ Yes, Jason Kidd said, he was quite serious about trying his hand at professional baseball.
▪ Smith played professional baseball after high school, spending a year in the Tigers' organization as a shortstop.
■ NOUN
bat
▪ On the morning of the delivery he hid in an alley armed with a baseball bat concealed under his raincoat.
▪ They use personalized K. C. Slammers baseball bats, and now you can get your own customized bat, too.
▪ The murder is perfectly executed, except that the baseball bat left at the scene of the crime is sticky with fingerprints.
▪ Families with children carrying picnic baskets, thermoses, baseball bats, shoulder bags.
▪ Get tooled up with baseball bats and go smash some windows in some club.
▪ Three of the seven players told investigators they put Tiger in a bag and beat her with baseball bats.
▪ A few feet away, a baseball bat crushed a schoolteacher's head, smashed his skull into a pulpy mess.
▪ It feels like a kick in the stomach or a blow with a baseball bat.
cap
▪ The temperature had reached 30 degrees, but one of the athletes completed training still in his full tracksuit and baseball cap.
▪ No chains, no baseball cap, no eight-ball jacket.
▪ She stopped beside a man wearing T-shirt, plus fours, cartridge belt, and baseball cap back to front.
▪ He wore a blue baseball cap backward and a gold hoop in his left ear.
▪ And I usually pin my hair up and stick it under a baseball cap.
▪ Witnesses said they saw McVeigh with the somber, dark-complected man with a baseball cap.
▪ Opposite, number 47 in huge green wellingtons and baseball cap was talking to number 60.
▪ We eat, and then little Charlie gets his baseball cap, which turns out to be a bit small.
card
▪ Instead, I was sitting on my couch examining baseball cards and looking them up in the encyclopedia.
▪ For example, my nephew Peter loves sports; he collects baseball cards, and creates imaginary teams in his mind.
▪ George hit upon the idea of buying a few baseball cards.
▪ His baseball card collection was near and dear to him.
▪ Readers of series books often collect books as eagerly as they collect baseball cards.
▪ Then, discarding me like a broken toy, they clustered around Fred Kowalski, engrossed in baseball cards.
▪ On Monday, and when Marty looked for his baseball cards Thursday night they were gone.
▪ He started talking about how valuable baseball cards were, and how easy it was to sell them.
cards
▪ Instead, I was sitting on my couch examining baseball cards and looking them up in the encyclopedia.
▪ For example, my nephew Peter loves sports; he collects baseball cards, and creates imaginary teams in his mind.
▪ George hit upon the idea of buying a few baseball cards.
▪ Readers of series books often collect books as eagerly as they collect baseball cards.
▪ Then, discarding me like a broken toy, they clustered around Fred Kowalski, engrossed in baseball cards.
▪ On Monday, and when Marty looked for his baseball cards Thursday night they were gone.
▪ He started talking about how valuable baseball cards were, and how easy it was to sell them.
fan
▪ His 70 homers that season captured the attention of even non-baseball fans.
▪ It began because baseball fans started thinking about baseball and its stars in terms of dollar values.
▪ Yeah, just wait for that first three-game losing streak next year and see how good their baseball fans are.
▪ Many baseball fans in Cleveland beg to differ.
▪ Now 37, Berghuis plays a lot of tennis and is a big baseball fan.
field
▪ I remember that I liked ice skating on the flooded baseball field in winter.
▪ But the baseball field had a lot of grass.
▪ A picture swirls on to the screen of a parrot out on the baseball field singing razor-blade songs.
game
▪ With the roar of the crowd at a Blue Jays baseball game?
▪ A: Our financial plan on which this whole thing is modeled is based on 81 baseball games and nothing else.
▪ He will be permitted to meet members of Congress as well as visiting Wall Street and watching a baseball game.
▪ It has spent more millions on improvements to Hi Corbett Field to benefit a few weeks of spring training baseball games.
▪ A family of four can expect to spend $ 100 for a baseball game and snacks.
▪ In reality, there are probably more important things in life than baseball games.
▪ In July 1956, the administration banned all golf, baseball games, and dances between the patients and outsiders.
▪ Re-creations were used from time to time on radio programs other than baseball games.
games
▪ A: Our financial plan on which this whole thing is modeled is based on 81 baseball games and nothing else.
▪ It has spent more millions on improvements to Hi Corbett Field to benefit a few weeks of spring training baseball games.
▪ In reality, there are probably more important things in life than baseball games.
▪ In July 1956, the administration banned all golf, baseball games, and dances between the patients and outsiders.
▪ Re-creations were used from time to time on radio programs other than baseball games.
▪ She used to run on to the field at baseball games.
▪ Very rarely do baseball games start at midnight.
▪ Also a terrific pitcher in our Saturday afternoon baseball games up at the lots on Vanderveer Street.
hat
▪ The full kit is flexible enough to print on T-shirts, baseball hats, key-rings, mugs, aprons and tea towels.
▪ We have three limited edition silk bomber jackets, five sweatshirts and five baseball hats to give away this week.
league
▪ The new economics of major league baseball also work against inner-city talent, Towers says.
▪ Louis Cardinals major league baseball team.
▪ This is a much more predictable menace, however, at least to those in major league baseball.
▪ The 2001 season was canceled when a potential owner of the independent-#league baseball team pulled out of a deal.
▪ Tuesday marks year number 50 since Jackie Robinson broke the color line in major league baseball.
▪ There will never be a wild card in major league baseball, skeptics scoffed.
▪ During the summer between fourth and fifth grades, I played Little League baseball.
▪ Actually, during the summers between just about all grades, I played Little League baseball.
owner
▪ C., to Texas in 1972, Moores believes baseball owners may have sympathy for the Padres.
▪ There was speculation that it was going to be in two weeks when baseball owners were scheduled to meet in Philadelphia.
park
▪ We thought we were building a baseball park.
player
▪ Two professional baseball players find their lives drawn together in unusual circumstances.
▪ Examples today may not be as clear as the ignoring of most black baseball players after the major leagues became integrated.
▪ Roy dreams of being a baseball player, or an architect, or a fisherman.
▪ When it comes to marketability, some things just naturally work against baseball players.
▪ A baseball player doesn't have to pay for transport.
▪ All you can do as a baseball player is your best.
▪ Next, for a short time, he fancied becoming a baseball player.
▪ By contrast, look which baseball player is getting seemingly all the commercials.
stadium
▪ Liz, Larry and Billie-Jean were among thousands who packed the Shea baseball stadium to see Elton play.
▪ It is exhilarating, like the first glimpse of green grass when entering a baseball stadium.
▪ Detroit voted to tax itself for a new baseball stadium.
▪ She tells them the baseball stadium is eight blocks to the north.
team
▪ They support their local baseball team, the Hanshin Tigers.
▪ Louis Cardinals major league baseball team.
▪ Joe Upex was engineer in charge of the press and he was also captain of the Times-Herald baseball team.
▪ In our sophomore year, for example, Fanshawe was the only member of our class to make the varsity baseball team.
▪ If we didn't play music we'd probably get a baseball team together.
▪ We know this because over the last three weeks, Miami has fallen in love with its baseball team.
▪ He was in the photograph of the baseball team too, looking proud, a giant glove on one hand.
▪ The 2001 season was canceled when a potential owner of the independent-league baseball team pulled out of a deal.
■ VERB
build
▪ We thought we were building a baseball park.
love
▪ Lawson, 78, loves baseball.
▪ On Tuesday, nearly five months later, the second baseman smiled and laughed and loved baseball again.
▪ There is good news for those of you who love baseball.
play
▪ Five days afterwards, callous Paul used the same bat to play baseball.
▪ It seems like the perfect toy, better than playing baseball catch with Dad.
▪ Kids who used to play baseball are now playing basketball.
▪ You wear a uniform to play baseball, you wear a uniform to play soccer.
▪ Kids were playing baseball and tag and war on the dirt and brown grass.
▪ So goes life for an aspiring teen-age pop star who still wants to play baseball in his senior year of high school.
talk
▪ Yeah, but how do you wander around talking baseball?
▪ He started talking about how valuable baseball cards were, and how easy it was to sell them.
watch
▪ He will be permitted to meet members of Congress as well as visiting Wall Street and watching a baseball game.
▪ The opening came when Robbie was watching the local baseball team on television.
▪ This isn't like watching baseball or even a distant cousin.
▪ In the summer he watched baseball on television; in the winter he went to the opera.
▪ Who wouldn't trade a good drool-on-the-pillow nap for three hours of watching baseball?
wear
▪ My niece is only little, but already she is susceptible to it, wearing T-shirts and baseball caps.
▪ A graying guy wore a baseball shirt for a team called the Users.
▪ He was wearing a baseball type cap, dark casual jacket and possibly jeans.
▪ He wore a blue baseball cap backward and a gold hoop in his left ear.
▪ He had a round face and was wearing a baseball cap.
▪ One boy is slouched down in his chair, wearing a baseball cap, the bill turned backward.
▪ One person decides to wear a baseball cap back to front, and then others do likewise without bothering to ask why.
▪ He was also shot in the head by a gunman wearing a baseball cap.
PHRASES FROM OTHER ENTRIES
football/baseball etc card
▪ Finding that Stu Miller baseball card you wanted so badly.
▪ For example, my nephew Peter loves sports; he collects baseball cards, and creates imaginary teams in his mind.
▪ George hit upon the idea of buying a few baseball cards.
▪ His baseball card collection was near and dear to him.
▪ Instead, I was sitting on my couch examining baseball cards and looking them up in the encyclopedia.
▪ Readers of series books often collect books as eagerly as they collect baseball cards.
▪ When my kid was old enough to be interested, I gave him my old baseball cards to play with.
EXAMPLES FROM CORPUS
▪ A few feet away, a baseball bat crushed a schoolteacher's head, smashed his skull into a pulpy mess.
▪ Louis Cardinals major league baseball team.
▪ No chains, no baseball cap, no eight-ball jacket.
▪ Peggy took a baseball bat to the Vic.
▪ The players wore short-sleeve white shirts, long white pants and dark bow ties, with baseball caps and white sneakers.
▪ Which is sort of where baseball fans and industrialists sit today vis-a-vis the Florida Marlins.
▪ Without his baseball cap, he looks different.
The Collaborative International Dictionary
Baseball

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.

Douglas Harper's Etymology Dictionary
baseball

in the modern sense, 1845, American English, from base (n.) + ball (n.1). Earlier references, such as in Jane Austen's "Northanger Abbey," refer to the game of "rounders," of which baseball is a more elaborate variety. Legendarily invented 1839 by Abner Doubleday in Cooperstown, N.Y. Base was used for "start or finish line of a race" from 1690s; and the sense of "safe spot" found in modern children's game of tag can be traced to 14c. (the sense in baseball is from 1868).

Wiktionary
baseball

n. 1 A sport common in North America, the Caribbean, and Japan, in which the object is to strike a ball so that one of a nine-person team can run counter-clockwise among four bases, resulting in the scoring of a run. The team with the most runs after termination of play, usually nine innings, wins. 2 The ball used to play the sport of baseball. 3 A variant of poker in which cards with baseball-related values have special significance.

WordNet
baseball
  1. n. a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of 9 players; teams take turns at bat trying to score run; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empy lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!" [syn: baseball game, ball]

  2. a ball used in playing baseball

Wikipedia
Baseball

Baseball is a bat-and-ball game played between two teams of nine players each, who take turns batting and fielding.

The batting team attempts to score runs by hitting a ball that is thrown by the pitcher with a bat swung by the batter, then running counter-clockwise around a series of four bases: first, second, third, and home plate. A run is scored when a player advances around the bases and returns to home plate.

Players on the batting team take turns hitting against the pitcher of the fielding team, which tries to prevent runs by getting hitters out in any of several ways. A player on the batting team who reaches a base safely can later attempt to advance to subsequent bases during teammates' turns batting, such as on a hit or by other means. The teams switch between batting and fielding whenever the fielding team records three outs. One turn batting for both teams, beginning with the visiting team, constitutes an inning. A game is composed of nine innings, and the team with the greater number of runs at the end of the game wins. Baseball has no game clock, although almost all games end in the ninth inning.

Baseball evolved from older bat-and-ball games already being played in England by the mid-18th century. This game was brought by immigrants to North America, where the modern version developed. By the late 19th century, baseball was widely recognized as the national sport of the United States. Baseball is now popular in North America and parts of Central and South America, the Caribbean, and East Asia.

In the United States and Canada, professional Major League Baseball (MLB) teams are divided into the National League (NL) and American League (AL), each with three divisions: East, West, and Central. The major league champion is determined by playoffs that culminate in the World Series. The top level of play is similarly split in Japan between the Central and Pacific Leagues and in Cuba between the West League and East League.

Baseball (ball)

A baseball is a ball used in the sport of the same name, baseball. The ball features a rubber or cork center, wrapped in yarn, and covered, in the words of the Official Baseball Rules "with two strips of white horsehide or cowhide, tightly stitched together." It is in circumference, ( in diameter), and masses from . The yarn or string used to wrap the baseball can be up to one mile (1.6 km) in length. Some are wrapped in a plastic-like covering.

A significant characteristic of the baseball is the stitching that holds together the covering of the ball. After a ball has been pitched, these raised stitches act like wings on a plane, catching the wind and causing the ball to swerve slightly on its way to the catcher. Whether the ball swerves to the right, to the left, downward, or a combination thereof, and whether it swerves sharply or gradually, depends on which direction, and how fast, the stitches have been made to spin by the pitcher. See, for example, curveball, slider, two-seam fastball, four-seam fastball, sinker, cutter.

Baseball (TV series)

Baseball is a 1994 American Emmy Award-winning television documentary miniseries created by Ken Burns about the game of baseball. First broadcast on PBS, this was Burns' ninth documentary and won the 1995 Primetime Emmy Award for Outstanding Informational Series.

Baseball (1983 video game)

is a 1983 video game from Nintendo, one of the first early titles for the Family Computer. In 1985, the game was featured prominently amongst the 18 titles at the Manhattan test market launch of the Nintendo Entertainment System, being demonstrated on a large projector screen by real Major League Baseball players. The game's launch position and the universal appeal of its namesake sport are said to have made Baseball a key to the NES's overall success, and an important piece of Nintendo history.

Baseball (band)

Baseball were a self-managed indie punk band from Melbourne, Australia. Their influences ranged from Eastern European and Middle-Eastern Gypsy music and Sufi poetry to bands like The Ex, the Pixies and Led Zeppelin.

Baseball (disambiguation)

Baseball is a bat-and-ball sport played between two teams.

Baseball may also refer to:

Baseball (card game)

Baseball (or in some early editions, "Batter-Up Baseball") is a card game simulating the sport of baseball, played with special cards and a diagram of a baseball diamond. The game was created by Ed-u-Cards Manufacturing Corporation, New York.

Baseball (drinking game)

Beer-Baseball is a drinking game in which players shoot a ping-pong ball across a table with the intent of landing the ball in one of several cups of beer on the other end, doing so in a way combining beer pong and flip cup. The game typically consists of two teams of even numbers, one on each side of a table, and four cups set up on each side. The cups are lined up in a straight line representing the bases with the last cup at the edge of the table.

When a ball lands in a cup, the defending team must consume all of the beer inside that cup and all the cups below it, e.g. if the third cup is hit (a triple), the third, second and first cup are consumed. The cups are filled according to their position on the table. The cup closest to the opposing team is 1/4 full, the second cup is 1/2 full, the third cup is 3/4 full and the final cup nearest the edge is full. It is also common to have a glass of water with the purpose of cleaning the ball between throws. After consumption the cup is refilled to the appropriate level and placed back on the table.

The game consists of nine innings in which each team gets to "bat"; if a ball is thrown and does not hit or land in a cup this is an out; each team gets three outs per inning. The team with the greatest score after nine innings is considered the winner. Variation: the game can be played using "little league" rules in which the game is over after six innings.

Baseball (1977 video game)

Baseball is a baseball video game released for the RCA Studio II by RCA in 1977.

Baseball (Intellivision video game)

Baseball (released as Major League Baseball) is a multiplayer sports video game produced by Mattel and released for its Intellivision video game system in 1980. The best-selling title in the console's history, with over 1 million copies sold, Baseball put players in control of a nine-man baseball team competing in a standard nine-inning game. When first released, Mattel obtained a license from Major League Baseball, although the only trademarked item used was the MLB logo on the game's box art. No official team names or player names were used in the game.

Usage examples of "baseball".

Vaughn loaded the UHF satellite message buoy, roughly the size of a baseball bat, into the aft signal ejector, a small mechanism much like a torpedo tube set into the upper level of the aft compartment.

Alack alack, and my only excuse is that Americans are just as bad about baseball.

Daniels, a professor of apiculture at Odessa Ag College, became aware of a mass-stinging incident at a little league baseball game in nearby Abejo, Texas.

In reality, there was no such thing as an avenging blowfish, which made it a perfect name for a covert baseball team preparing for a game that might not exist.

In 1972, scouting for the Houston Astros, Bogie administered what he believes to have been the first ever baseball psychological test, to a pitcher named Dick Ruthven.

No more baseball and passes to go fishing for that Bowie Bowers and Elmo Mobley.

Philadelphia customers is armed with a brickbat and is just moving forward to maim Haystack Duggeler with this instrument, when who steps into the situation but Baseball Hattie, who is also on her way to the station to catch a train, and who is greatly horrified by the assault on the Giants.

TVs, early refrigerators, pot pipes, bugging devices, englassed moon rocks, and souvenir baseballs signed by the 1988 World Champion Fairbanks Braves.

For example, baseball slugger Rafael Palmeiro, who has served a spokesman for Viagra, said that somebody had to come forward to talk about the problem of erectile dysfunction.

A peg rack displayed his collection of baseball caps, and his old Evel Knievel poster hung on the wall.

Sports buffs replaced baseball with falconry and polo in their Sunday afternoon television repertoire, and the big Thanksgiving game changed from football to soccer.

Not a Hall of Famer, not the best baseball player in the big leagues, but far from the worst.

Vern Feck took off his baseball cap and put his pink face right into the pileup, little sparks of saliva jumping out of his whistle as he blew it right under my nose.

Vern Feck jumped in and out of the defensive huddle, checking on his boys, little pink face halfshady under the baseball cap, whistle bouncing off his wet Tshirt.

The short answer was: a lot more fungible than the people who ran baseball teams believed.