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Definition of the noun ballgame

What does ballgame mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: ballgames

  1. a particular situation that is radically different from the preceding situation
    • example: HDTV looks the same but it's really a whole new ballgame
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • synonym of ballgame: new ballgame
    • more generic terms: situation / state of affairs = the general state of things
  2. a field game played with a ball (especially baseball)


"Ballgame" is a book by Nicholas M. Hellmuth.

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Google previewOaxaca: Archaeology - Colonial Art - Traditions (1994)

The Ballgame is a typical culture trait of Mesoamerica. The.

Google previewThe Ark of Millions of Years (2008)

by E. J. Clark, Alexander Agnew

The Mayan sacred ballgame is a cosmic reenactment of the future winter solstice sun alignment in 2012. The human head emerging from between the splayed legs represents rebirth or a resurrection on that date much as a woman gives birth ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of Mesoamerica (2012)

by Walter Robert Thurmond Witschey, Clifford T. Brown

In the Maya region, the Quiché story of Maya origins, the Popol Vuh, relates how terrestrial heroes vied for supremacy with the lords of the underworld in a ritual ballgame. The game was played by opposing teams in a specially built court ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of World Sport (1999)

From Ancient Times to the Present by David Levinson, Karen Christensen

Mesoamerican ballgame is a nearly extinct sport played in ancient Mesoamerica. Its distinguishing features were use of a hard rubber ball and the practice of propelling the ball only with the hips. Once a ritual, divinitory, and symbolic game, ...

Google previewDictionary of Nature Myths (2000)

Legends of the Earth, Sea, and Sky by Tamra Andrews

BALLGAME 23 The death of Balder at the summer solstice symbolized the beginning of the sun's descent into winter. In many lands, the time when the sun reached the high point of its yearly path and began its descent was likened to a death ...

Google previewAn Ethnologic Dictionary of the Navaho Language (1910)

Ballgame. 181. Ball race. 181. Bancroft. H. H.. 27. Bandclicr. A. F..

Google previewThe New Werner Twentieth Century Edition of the Encyclopaedia Britannica (1906)

A Standard Work of Reference in Art, Literature, Science, History, Geography, Commerce, Biography, Discovery and Invention... with New American Supplement, Complete in Thirty Volumes

Ballgame—Where distant vision remains unaltered, but, owing to gradual failure of the accommodative apparatus of the eye, clear vision within 8 inches mes impossible, convex lenses should be used for reading of such a strength as to ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia: The Century dictionary ... prepared under the superintendence of William Dwight Whitney ... rev. & enl. under the superintendence of Benjamin E. Smith (1911)

Ballgame. See trail L—Oattle and arm disease. See *dwease.—Con3u1tat10n game, ee *comullation.—Doublet game, in French billiards, ii game in which caronis and pockets count. but the latteronly in case the holed object-brill has first ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1911)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and General Information

The ballgame of the Mexicans, called thachtli, was, like tennis, the pastime of princes and nobles; special courts were built for it, and the ball of india-rubber ( perhaps the first object in which Europeans became acquainted with this valuable ...

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Scrabble value of B3A1L1L1G2A1M3E1

The value of this 8-letter word is 13 points. It is included in the second edition of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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