HyperDic: baseball

English > 2 senses of the word baseball:
NOUNactbaseball, baseball game, balla ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players
artifactbaseballa ball used in playing baseball
baseball > pronunciation
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English > baseball: 2 senses > noun 1, act
MeaningA 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"
Synonymsbaseball game, ball
Category ofTexas leaguer(baseball) a fly ball that falls between and infielder and an outfielder
aboardOn first or second or third base
assist(sports) the act of enabling another player to make a good play
away, outside(of a baseball / baseball pitch) on the far side of home plate from the batter
backstop(baseball) a fence or screen (as behind home plate) to prevent the ball from traveling out of the playing field
backstopact as a backstop
ball-hawkingUsed of a player skilled in stealing the ball or robbing a batter of a hit
ball game, ballgameA field game played with a ball (especially baseball)
ballpark, parkA facility in which ball games are played (especially baseball games)
ballplayer, baseball playerAn athlete who plays baseball
base hit, safety(baseball) the successful act of striking a baseball in such a way that the batter reaches base safely
base on balls, walk, pass(baseball) an advance to first base by a batter who receives four balls
base runner, runnerA baseball player on the team at bat who is on base (or attempting to reach a base)
baseball coach, baseball managerA coach of baseball players
baseball diamond, diamond, infieldThe area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate
baseball equipmentequipment used in playing baseball
baseball play(baseball) a play executed by a baseball team
bat, at-bat(baseball) a turn trying to get a hit
batstrike with, or as if with a baseball bat
batUse a bat
batHave a turn at bat
bat boy(baseball) a boy who takes care of bats and other baseball equipment
batter, hitter, slugger, batsman(baseball) a ballplayer who is batting
batting(baseball) the batter's attempt to get on base
batting average, hitting average(baseball) a measure of a batter's performance
batting average(an extension of the baseball term) the proportion of times some effort succeeds
batting coach(baseball) someone who teaches batters how to bat better
batting order, card, lineup(baseball) a list of batters in the order in which they will bat / bat
bear downExert full strength
blastA very long fly ball
bobbleThe momentary juggling of a batted or thrown baseball
bounce outbounce a ball so that it becomes an out
bunt(baseball) the act of hitting a baseball lightly without swinging the bat
bunt, drag a bunthit a ball in such a way so as to make it go a short distance
catchBe the catcher
catcher, backstop(baseball) the person who plays the position of catcher
catching(baseball) playing the position of catcher on a baseball team
cleanup, cleanup position, cleanup spot(baseball) the fourth position in the batting order (usually filled by the best batter on the team)
closer, finisher(baseball) a relief pitcher who can protect a lead in the last inning or two of the game
connecthit or play a ball successfully
cut down, cut outintercept (a player)
dieTo be on base at the end of an inning, of a player
doublehit a two-base hit
draw, getearn or achieve a base by being walked by the pitcher
drive inCause a run or runner to be scored
earned run average, ERA(baseball) a measure of a pitcher's effectiveness
error, misplay(baseball) a failure of a defensive player to make an out when normal play would have sufficed
fair(of a baseball) hit between the foul lines
fair ball(baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it stays between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field
fanstrike out (a batter) , (of a pitcher)
farm team, farm clubA minor-league team that is owned by a major-league team (especially in baseball)
fastball, heater, smoke, hummer, bullet(baseball) a pitch thrown with maximum velocity
fielding(baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field
fielding average(baseball) a measure of a fielder's performance
first baseman, first sacker(baseball) the person who plays first base
flare(baseball) a fly ball hit a short distance into the outfield
fly, fly ball(baseball) a hit that flies up in the air
flyhit a fly
force out, force-out, force play, forceA putout of a base runner who is required to run
foul(of a baseball) not hit between the foul lines
foulhit a foul ball
foul ball(baseball) a ball struck with the bat so that it does not stay between the lines (the foul lines) that define the width of the playing field
fumble, muff(sports) dropping the ball
fumbleDrop or juggle or fail to play cleanly a grounder
groundhit onto the ground
groundhit a groundball
ground outmake an out by hitting the ball on the ground
ground rule(baseball) a special rule (as in baseball) dealing with situations that arise due to the nature of the playing grounds
grounder, ground ball, groundball, hopper(baseball) a hit that travels along the ground
hit(baseball) a successful stroke in an athletic contest (especially in baseball)
hitless(of a batter) without a hit
home plate, home base, home, plate(baseball) base consisting of a rubber / rubber slab where the batter stands
in-boundsBetween the first and third base lines
infielder(baseball) a person who plays a position in the infield
inning, frame(baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
lead(baseball) the position taken by a base runner preparing to advance to the next base
liner, line drive(baseball) a hit that flies straight out from the batter
major league, big league, majorsThe most important league in any sport (especially baseball)
minor league, minors, bush leagueA league of teams that do not belong to a major league (especially baseball)
mound, hill, pitcher's mound(baseball) the slight elevation on which the pitcher stands
nabTag the base runner to get him out
no-hitOf a game / game / game (or the pitching) in which a pitcher allows the opponent no hits
outnot allowed to continue to bat / bat or run
out(baseball) a failure by a batter or runner to reach a base safely in baseball
outfielder(baseball) a person who plays in the outfield
pinch hitter(baseball) a substitute for the regular batter
pitch, delivery(baseball) the act of throwing a baseball by a pitcher to a batter
pitcher, hurler, twirler(baseball) the person who does the pitching
pitching(baseball) playing the position of pitcher on a baseball team
pitching coachAn assistant baseball coach in charge of pitchers
plunk, plunker(baseball) hitting a baseball so that it drops suddenly
pophit a pop-fly
pop fly, pop-fly, pop-upA short high fly ball
pullhit in the direction that the player is facing when carrying through the swing
put outRetire
put out, retireCause to be out on a fielding play
putoutAn out resulting from a fielding play (not a strikeout)
retire, strike outCause to get out
right-handed pitcher, right-hander(baseball) a pitcher who throws with the right hand
run basesRun around the bases, in baseball
sacrifice(baseball) an out that advances the base runners
safeHaving reached a base without being put out
screwballer(baseball) a pitcher who throws screwballs
second baseman, second sacker(baseball) the person who plays second base
shoestring catch(baseball) a running catch made near the ground
shortstop(baseball) the person who plays the shortstop position
singlehit a single
starting pitcher(baseball) a pitcher who starts in a baseball game
stealSteal a base
strike outPut out or be put out by a strikeout
strike zone(baseball) the area over home plate between a batter's knees and shoulders through which a pitch must pass in order to be called a strike
strikeoutAn out resulting from the batter getting three strikes
submarineThrow with an underhand motion
switch-hitbat right-handed against a left-handed and left-handed against a right-handed pitcher
tag(sports) the act of touching a player in a game (which changes their status in the game)
tagtouch a player while he is holding the ball
third baseman, third sacker(baseball) the person who plays third base
triplehit a three-base hit
triple-crownunofficial championship title for player who heads the league in batting average and home runs and runs batted in
triple crown(baseball) an unofficial title won by a batter who leads the league in hitting average, runs batted in, and home runs
walkObtain a base on balls
walkGive a base on balls to
whiffstrike out by swinging and missing the pitch charged as the third
wind upGive a preliminary swing to the arm pitching
Narrowerdaisy cutterA batted or served ball that skims along close to the ground
five-hitter, 5-hitterA game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team 5 hits
four-hitter, 4-hitterA game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team 4 hits
hardballbaseball as distinguished from softball
no-hit game, no-hitterA game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team no hits
one-hitter, 1-hitterA game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only one hit
perfect gameA game in which a pitcher does not allow any opposing player to reach base
professional baseballPlaying baseball for money
roundersAn English ball game similar to baseball
softball, softball gameA game / game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond / diamond and with a ball that is larger / larger and softer
stealA stolen base
stickball, stickball gameA form of baseball played in the streets with a rubber / rubber ball and broomstick handle
three-hitter, 3-hitterA game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only 3 hits
two-hitter, 2-hitterA game in which a pitcher allows the opposing team only 2 hits
Broaderball game, ballgameA field game played with a ball (especially baseball)
Spanishbaseball, beisbol, béisbol
Catalanbaseball, beisbol
English > baseball: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
MeaningA ball used in playing baseball.
Broaderballround object that is hit or thrown or kicked in games / games
baseball equipmentequipment used in playing baseball
Spanishbeisbol, béisbol, pelota de béisbol
Catalanbeisbol, pilota de beisbol

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