from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. A variation of baseball played on a smaller diamond with a larger, softer ball that is pitched underhand.
  • n. The ball used in this game.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A game similar to baseball but played with a larger and softer ball which can be thrown overhand or underhand.
  • n. A question designed to be easy to answer.
  • n. The ball used to play the sport.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. ball used in playing softball
  • n. a game closely resembling baseball that is played on a smaller diamond and with a ball that is larger and softer


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