- 1. noun
Let’s get in the ballpark, then worry about the fine details.
Some people say a lie is just a lie / But I say the cross is in the ballpark / Why deny the obvious, child?2. adjective3. verb
If you don’t have the exact expense total, just ballpark it.
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ballpark — ball‧park [ˈbɔːlpɑːk ǁ ˈbɒːlpɑːrk] also ball park noun 1. ballpark estimate/figure a number or amount that is approximately correct, though not exact: • A spokeswoman said that the two ministers had discussed a ballpark figure for financial aid … Financial and business terms
ballpark — chiefly N. Amer. ► NOUN 1) a baseball ground. 2) informal a particular area or range. ► ADJECTIVE informal ▪ approximate: a ballpark figure … English terms dictionary
ballpark — ☆ ballpark [bôl′pärk΄ ] n. a stadium, outdoor arena, or other facility for contests between athletic teams, esp. baseball or football teams adj. Informal designating an estimate, figure, etc. that is thought to be fairly accurate designating an… … English World dictionary
ballpark — (n.) baseball stadium, 1899, from (base)ball + PARK (Cf. park) (n.). Figurative sense of acceptable range of approximation first recorded 1954, originally in the jargon of atomic weapons scientists, perhaps originally referring to area within… … Etymology dictionary
ballpark — [[t]bɔ͟ːlpɑː(r)k[/t]] ballparks also ball park 1) N COUNT A ballpark is a park or stadium where baseball is played. 2) ADJ: ADJ n A ballpark figure or ballpark estimate is an approximate figure or estimate. I can t give you anything more than… … English dictionary
ballpark — ball game, ballpark 1. Ball game, an American name for baseball, has formed the core of several colloquial idioms in which it means ‘a state of affairs’, as in a whole new ball game. Because of its wide scope of alternative reference, it seems to … Modern English usage
ballpark — I = ball park ballpark UK [ˈbɔːlˌpɑː(r)k] / US [ˈbɔlˌpɑrk] or ball park UK / US noun [countable] Word forms ballpark : singular ballpark plural ballparks mainly American a place where baseball games are played • in the ballpark II UK… … English dictionary
ballpark — I. noun Date: 1897 1. a park in which ball games (as baseball) are played 2. a range (as of prices or views) within which comparison or compromise is possible II. adjective Etymology: from the phrase in the ballpark Date: 1967 approximately… … New Collegiate Dictionary
ballpark — /bawl pahrk /, n. 1. a tract of land where ball games, esp. baseball, are played. 2. a baseball stadium. 3. in the ballpark, Informal. within reasonable, acceptable, or expected limits: The price may go up another $10, but that s still in the… … Universalium
ballpark — /ˈbɔlpak / (say bawlpahk) –noun 1. US a park in which games, especially baseball, are played. –adjective 2. Colloquial broadly estimated: a ballpark figure. –phrase Colloquial 3. in the ballpark, within acceptable limits; relatively close to a… … Australian English dictionary