Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun ballgame

2 senses of ballgame

Sense 1
ballgame, new ballgame -- (a particular situation that is radically different from the preceding situation; "HDTV looks the same but it's really a whole new ballgame")
       => situation, state of affairs -- (the general state of things; the combination of circumstances at a given time; "the present international situation is dangerous"; "wondered how such a state of affairs had come about"; "eternal truths will be neither true nor eternal unless they have fresh meaning for every new social situation"- Franklin D.Roosevelt)

Sense 2
ball game, ballgame -- (a field game played with a ball (especially baseball))
       => field game -- (an outdoor game played on a field of specified dimensions)

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