baseball etymology

English word baseball comes from English ball, English base

Detailed word origin of baseball

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ball English (eng) (anatomy) The front of the bottom of the foot, just behind the toes.. (ballistics) A solid, spherical nonexplosive missile for a cannon, etc.. (cricket) A single delivery by the bowler, six of which make up an over.. (farriery, historical) A large pill, a form in which medicine was given to horses; a bolus.. (mathematics) The set of points in a metric space lying within a given distance (the [...]
base English (eng) (archaic) Of low social standing or rank; vulgar, common.. (legal) Not held by honourable service.. (now, rare) Inferior; unworthy, of poor quality.. (obsolete) Low in height; short.. (obsolete) Of illegitimate birth; bastard.. (obsolete) Of low value or degree.. Alloyed with inferior metal; debased.. Designating those metals which are not classed as precious or noble.. Low in place or [...]
baseball English (eng) A sport common in North America, the Caribbean, and Japan, in which the object is to strike a ball so that one of a nine-person team can run counter-clockwise among four bases, resulting in the scoring of a run. The team with the most runs after termination of play, usually nine innings, wins.. A variant of poker in which cards with baseball-related values have special significance.. The [...]

Words with the same origin as baseball

Descendants of base
basic basically