1. the diamond.
  2. the positions played by the first baseman, second baseman, third baseman, and shortstop, taken collectively.
  3. the infielders considered as a group (contrasted with outfield).
Track, Horse Racing. the area enclosed by a track.
  1. the part of the land of a farm nearest the farmhouse.
  2. land regularly tilled.Compare outfield(def 3).

Nearby words

  1. infibulate,
  2. infibulation,
  3. infidel,
  4. infidelic,
  5. infidelity,
  6. infield hit,
  7. infield out,
  8. infielder,
  9. infighting,
  10. infill

Origin of infield

First recorded in 1600–10; in-1 + field Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for infield



cricket the area of the field near the pitchCompare outfield
  1. the area of the playing field enclosed by the base lines and extending beyond them towards the outfield
  2. the positions of the first baseman, second baseman, shortstop, third baseman, and sometimes the pitcher, collectivelyCompare outfield
  1. the part of a farm nearest to the farm buildings
  2. land from which crops are regularly taken
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Word Origin and History for infield



1733, "the land of a farm which lies nearest the homestead," from in + field. Baseball diamond sense first attested 1867. Related: Infielder.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper