Definition of ballpark in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈbôlˌpärk/


1North American A baseball stadium or field.
Example sentences
  • ‘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
More example sentences
  • 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
(Of prices or costs) approximate; rough: the ballpark figure is $400–500
More example sentences
  • 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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Syllabification: ball·park

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