[ in-feeld ]

  1. Baseball.

    • the diamond.

    • the positions played by the first baseman, second baseman, third baseman, and shortstop, taken collectively.

    • the infielders considered as a group (contrasted with outfield).

  2. Track, Horse Racing. the area enclosed by a track.

  1. Agriculture.

    • the part of the land of a farm nearest the farmhouse.

    • land regularly tilled.: Compare outfield (def. 3).

Origin of infield

First recorded in 1600–10; in-1 + field

Words Nearby infield Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2024

How to use infield in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for infield


/ (ˈɪnˌfiːld) /

  1. cricket the area of the field near the pitch: Compare outfield

  2. baseball

    • the area of the playing field enclosed by the base lines and extending beyond them towards the outfield

    • the positions of the first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, and sometimes the pitcher, collectively: Compare outfield

  1. agriculture

    • the part of a farm nearest to the farm buildings

    • land from which crops are regularly taken

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