Definition of ballpark in English:


Syllabification: ball·park
Pronunciation: /ˈbôlˌpärk


  • 1North American A baseball stadium or field.
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    • ‘It's the biggest ballpark in baseball right now,’ Gonzalez moaned.
    • It's all about baseball and road trips and cities we'd never visit if they didn't have Major League Baseball ballparks.
    • Lively baseballs, sluggers, and big ballparks lifted baseball's popularity to new heights.
  • 1.1 informal A particular area or range: we can make a pretty good guess that this figure’s in the ballpark
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    • That's a rough estimate, but it's in the correct ballpark.
    • This is likely to be in the correct ballpark.
    • Somewhere in the middle is the likely ballpark for health spending in our lifetimes.


[attributive] informal Back to top  
  • (Of prices or costs) approximate; rough: the ballpark figure is $400–500
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    • Hibs are coy about the cost, but the ballpark figure for such stadium developments is typically 1million per 1,000 seats.
    • This 40 per cent ballpark figure gives us 10 per cent of GDP or €11 billion which we might spend.
    • Detailed below are the characteristics and ballpark costs of each.

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