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Ball game   /bɔl geɪm/   Listen
Ball game

noun
1.
A field game played with a ball (especially baseball).  Synonym: ballgame.



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"Ball game" Quotes from Famous Books



... corporation propagating perverted views of truth, even the desire to advance principles and forms of belief deemed to be important, were infused with a spirit of partisanship as little spiritual as the enthusiasm which animates the struggles and the shouters at a foot-ball game. The devoted pioneer of the gospel on the frontier, seeing his work endangered by that of a rival denomination, writes to the central office of his sect; the board of missions makes its appeal to the contributing churches; the churches respond with subsidies; and the local rivalry in the mission ...
— A History of American Christianity • Leonard Woolsey Bacon

... look at it for yourself. Master Jervie dropped in again last Friday—but he chose a most unpropitious time, for Sallie and Julia and I were just running to catch a train. And where do you think we were going? To Princeton, to attend a dance and a ball game, if you please! I didn't ask you if I might go, because I had a feeling that your secretary would say no. But it was entirely regular; we had leave-of-absence from college, and Mrs. McBride chaperoned us. We had a charming time—but I shall have to omit details; ...
— Daddy-Long-Legs • Jean Webster



Words linked to "Ball game" :   close, ballgame, baseball, field game, baseball game



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