synonyms
  • definitions

in the ball park

[ bawl-pahrk ]SEE DEFINITION OF in the ball park
  • as inclose
  • as inroughly
  • as inabout

Synonyms for in the ball park

  • adjacent
  • convenient
  • warm
  • abutting
  • adjoining
  • approaching
  • handy
  • impending
  • nearest
  • neighboring
  • nigh
  • across the street
  • around the corner
  • at hand
  • contiguous
  • give or take a little
  • hard by
  • immediate
  • imminent
  • in spitting distance
  • near-at-hand
  • nearly
  • next
  • proximate
  • under one's nose
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Antonyms for in the ball park

  • distant
  • far
  • remote
  • away
  • beyond
  • cool
  • detached
  • dry
  • faraway
  • generous
  • giving
  • imprecise
  • inaccurate
  • loose
  • open
  • uncramped
  • unfriendly
  • unreserved
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WORD ORIGIN

"baseball stadium," 1899, from (base)ball + park (n.). Figurative sense of "acceptable range of approximation" first recorded 1954, originally in the jargon of atomic weapons scientists, perhaps originally referring to area within which a missile was expected to return to earth; the reference is to broad but reasonably predictable dimensions.

MORE RELATED WORDS FOR IN THE BALL PARK

about

prepositionnear an amount, quantity
  • almost
  • approximately
  • in general
  • in the ball park
  • in the neighborhood
  • nearly
  • practically
  • pretty nearly
  • roughly

close

adjectivenear, nearby
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