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Definition 1: a field game played with a ball (especially baseball) - [noun denoting act]

Synonyms for ballgame in the sense of this definition

(ballgame is a kind of ...) an outdoor game played on a field of specified dimensions

(ballgame belongs to category ...) a 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" "there was a desire for National League ball in the area" "play ball!"

(ballgame is the domain which ... is member of) change one's body stance so that the forward shoulder and foot are closer to the intended point of impact

Definition 2: a particular situation that is radically different from the preceding situation - [noun denoting state]

Samples where ballgame or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • HDTV looks the same but it's really a whole new ballgame

Synonyms for ballgame in the sense of this definition

(ballgame is a kind of ...) the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time

"the present international situation is dangerous" "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about" "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"

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