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inning

[in-ing]
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noun
  1. Baseball. a division of a game during which each team has an opportunity to score until three outs have been made against it.
  2. a similar opportunity to score in certain other games, as horseshoes.
  3. an opportunity for activity; a turn: Now the opposition will have its inning.
  4. innings, (used with a singular verb)
    1. Cricket.a unit of play in which each team has a turn at bat, the turn of a team ending after ten players are put out or when the team declares.
    2. land reclaimed, especially from the sea.
  5. the act of reclaiming marshy or flooded land.
  6. enclosure, as of wasteland.
  7. the gathering in of crops.
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Origin of inning

before 900; Middle English inninge, Old English innung a getting in, equivalent to inn(ian) to go in + -ung -ing1

in

[in]
preposition
  1. (used to indicate inclusion within space, a place, or limits): walking in the park.
  2. (used to indicate inclusion within something abstract or immaterial): in politics; in the autumn.
  3. (used to indicate inclusion within or occurrence during a period or limit of time): in ancient times; a task done in ten minutes.
  4. (used to indicate limitation or qualification, as of situation, condition, relation, manner, action, etc.): to speak in a whisper; to be similar in appearance.
  5. (used to indicate means): sketched in ink; spoken in French.
  6. (used to indicate motion or direction from outside to a point within) into: Let's go in the house.
  7. (used to indicate transition from one state to another): to break in half.
  8. (used to indicate object or purpose): speaking in honor of the event.
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adverb
  1. in or into some place, position, state, relation, etc.: Please come in.
  2. on the inside; within.
  3. in one's house or office.
  4. in office or power.
  5. in possession or occupancy.
  6. having the turn to play, as in a game.
  7. Baseball. (of an infielder or outfielder) in a position closer to home plate than usual; short: The third baseman played in, expecting a bunt.
  8. on good terms; in favor: He's in with his boss, but he doubts it will last.
  9. in vogue; in style: He says straw hats will be in this year.
  10. in season: Watermelons will soon be in.
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adjective
  1. located or situated within; inner; internal: the in part of a mechanism.
  2. Informal.
    1. in favor with advanced or sophisticated people; fashionable; stylish: the in place to dine; Her new novel is the in book to read this summer.
    2. comprehensible only to a special or ultrasophisticated group: an in joke.
  3. well-liked; included in a favored group.
  4. inward; incoming; inbound: an in train.
  5. plentiful; available.
  6. being in power, authority, control, etc.: a member of the in party.
  7. playing the last nine holes of an eighteen-hole golf course (opposed to out): His in score on the second round was 34.
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noun
  1. Usually ins. persons in office or political power (distinguished from outs).
  2. a member of the political party in power: The election made him an in.
  3. pull or influence; a social advantage or connection: He's got an in with the senator.
  4. (in tennis, squash, handball, etc.) a return or service that lands within the in-bounds limits of a court or section of a court (opposed to out).
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verb (used with object), inned, in·ning. British Dialect.
  1. to enclose.
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Idioms
  1. be in for, to be bound to undergo something, especially a disagreeable experience: We are in for a long speech.
  2. in for it, Slang. about to suffer chastisement or unpleasant consequences, especially of one's own actions or omissions: I forgot our anniversary again, and I'll be in for it now.Also British, for it.
  3. in that, because; inasmuch as: In that you won't have time for supper, let me give you something now.
  4. in with, on friendly terms with; familiar or associating with: They are in with all the important people.
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Origin of in

before 900; 1925–30 for def 28; Middle English, Old English; cognate with German, Dutch, Old Frisian, Old Saxon, Gothic in, Old Norse ī, Latin in, Greek en, Lithuanian į
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Related Words for inning

stretch, shot, round, stint, move, period, hitch, say, go, deed, try, service, favor, crack, bout, spell, fling, act, watch, bit

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British Dictionary definitions for inning

inning

noun
  1. baseball a division of the game consisting of a turn at bat and a turn in the field for each side
  2. archaic the reclamation of land from the sea
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Word Origin for inning

Old English innung a going in, from innian to go in

In

the chemical symbol for
  1. indium
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IN

abbreviation for
  1. Indiana
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in

1
preposition
  1. inside; withinno smoking in the auditorium
  2. at a place where there islying in the shade; walking in the rain
  3. indicating a state, situation, or conditionin a deep sleep; standing in silence
  4. before or when (a period of time) has elapsedcome back in one year
  5. using (a language, etc) as a means of communicationwritten in code
  6. concerned or involved with, esp as an occupationin journalism
  7. expressing a ratio, proportion, or probabilityone in five boys
  8. while or by performing the action of; as a consequence of or by means ofin crossing the street he was run over
  9. used to indicate goal or purposein honour of the president
  10. (used of certain animals) about to give birth to; pregnant with (specified offspring)in foal; in calf
  11. a variant of into she fell in the water; he tore the paper in two
  12. have it in one (often foll by an infinitive) to have the ability (to do something)
  13. in it Australian informal joining in; taking part
  14. in that or in so far as (conjunction) because or to the extent that; inasmuch asI regret my remark in that it upset you
  15. nothing in it no difference or interval between two things
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adverb (particle)
  1. in or into a particular place; inward or indoorscome in; bring him in
  2. so as to achieve office, power, or authoritythe Conservatives got in at the last election
  3. so as to encloseblock in; cover in a hole
  4. (in certain games) so as to take one's turn or one's team's turn at a certain aspect of the play; taking one's inningsyou have to get the other side out before you go in
  5. British (of a fire) alightdo you keep the fire in all night?
  6. (in combination) indicating an activity or gathering, esp one organized to protest against somethingteach-in; work-in
  7. in at present at (the beginning, end, etc)
  8. in between between
  9. in for about to be affected by (something, esp something unpleasant)you're in for a shock
  10. in on acquainted with or sharing inI was in on all his plans
  11. in with associated with; friendly with; regarded highly by
  12. have it in for or have got it in for informal to wish or intend harm towards
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adjective
  1. (stressed) fashionable; modishthe in thing to do
  2. NZ competingyou've got to be in to win
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noun
  1. ins and outs intricacies or complications; detailsthe ins and outs of a computer system
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Word Origin for in

Old English; compare Old High German in, Welsh yn, Old Norse ī, Latin in, Greek en

in

2
the internet domain name for
  1. India
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Word Origin and History for inning

n.

Old English innung "a taking in, a putting in," gerundive of innian "get within, put or bring in," from inn (adv.) "in" (see in). Meaning "a team's turn in a game" first recorded 1735, usually plural in cricket, singular in baseball.

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in

Old English in (prep.) "in, into, upon, on, at, among; about, during;" inne (adv.) "within, inside," from Proto-Germanic *in (cf. Old Frisian, Dutch, German, Gothic in, Old Norse i), from PIE *en "in" (cf. Greek en, Latin in "in, into," Old Irish in, Welsh yn-, Old Church Slavonic on-). As an adjective from 1590s.

The forms merged in Middle English. Modern sense distinction between in and on is from later Middle English. Sense of "holding power" (the in party) first recorded c.1600; that of "exclusive" (the in-crowd, an in-joke) is from 1907 (in-group); that of "stylish, fashionable" (the in thing) is from 1960. The noun sense of "influence, access" (have an in with) first recorded 1929 in American English. In-and-out "copulation" is attested from 1610s.

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inning in Medicine

In

  1. The symbol for the elementindium
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inning in Science

In

  1. The symbol for indium.
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Idioms and Phrases with inning

in

In addition to the idioms beginning with in, also see under out of

  • in a bad light
  • in a bad mood
  • in a bad way
  • in a big way
  • in a bind
  • in a breeze
  • in absentia
  • in a cold sweat
  • in addition
  • in a dither
  • in advance
  • in a fix
  • in a flash
  • in a flutter
  • in a fog
  • in a good light
  • in a hole
  • in a huff
  • in a jam
  • in a lather
  • in all
  • in all one's born days
  • in all probability
  • in a manner of speaking
  • in and of itself
  • in a nutshell
  • in any case
  • in a pig's eye
  • in a pinch
  • in arms
  • in arrears
  • in a rut
  • in a sense
  • in a snit
  • in a state
  • in a stew
  • in a tight corner
  • in a tizzy
  • in at the death
  • in a walk
  • in a way
  • in awe of, be
  • in a while
  • in a word
  • in a world of one's own
  • in back of
  • in bad
  • in bad faith
  • in bad with, be
  • in behalf of
  • in between
  • in between times
  • in black and white
  • in brief
  • in bulk
  • in cahoots
  • in care of
  • in case
  • in cement
  • in character
  • in charge
  • in check
  • in chorus
  • in circles
  • in circulation
  • in clover
  • in cold blood
  • in cold storage
  • in commission
  • in common
  • in concert
  • in condition
  • in confidence
  • in conscience
  • in consequence
  • in consideration of
  • in creation
  • in deep
  • in default of
  • in defiance of
  • in demand
  • in depth
  • in detail
  • in dispute
  • in drag
  • in due course
  • in Dutch
  • in earnest
  • in effect
  • in effigy
  • in escrow
  • in essence
  • in evidence
  • in excess of
  • in exchange
  • in fact
  • in fashion
  • in favor of
  • in favor with
  • in fine feather
  • in for
  • in for a penny, in for a pound
  • in force
  • in front of
  • in full
  • in full swing
  • in general
  • in good condition
  • in good faith
  • in good hands
  • in good part
  • in good spirits
  • in good stead
  • in good time
  • in good with, be
  • in half
  • in hand
  • in harness
  • in heat
  • in high dudgeon
  • in honor of
  • in hopes of
  • in itself
  • in keeping with
  • in key
  • in kind
  • in large measure
  • in league with
  • in left field
  • in lieu of
  • in light of
  • in limbo
  • in line
  • in love
  • in luck
  • in memory of
  • in mind
  • in name only
  • in no case
  • in nothing flat
  • in no time
  • in no uncertain terms
  • in on, be
  • in one blow
  • in one breath
  • in one ear and out the other
  • in one fell swoop
  • in one piece
  • in one's
  • in one's behalf
  • in one's blood
  • in one's book
  • in one's cups
  • in one's element
  • in one's eyes
  • in one's favor
  • in one's glory
  • in one's hands
  • in one's heart of hearts
  • in one's interest
  • in one's mind's eye
  • in one's name
  • in one's own backyard
  • in one's own right
  • in one's own world
  • in one's pocket
  • in one's prime
  • in one's right mind
  • in one's shell
  • in one's tracks
  • in one stroke
  • in one's way
  • in orbit
  • in order
  • in other words
  • in over one's head
  • in part
  • in particular
  • in passing
  • in perpetuity
  • in person
  • in phase
  • in place
  • in place of
  • in plain English
  • in play
  • in pocket
  • in point
  • in practice
  • in principle
  • in print
  • in private
  • in progress
  • in proportion
  • in public
  • in question
  • in quest of
  • in reach
  • in reality
  • in reason
  • in reference to
  • in regard to
  • in relation to
  • in reserve
  • in residence
  • in respect to
  • in retrospect
  • in return
  • in round numbers
  • ins and outs
  • in search of
  • in season
  • in secret
  • in seventh heaven
  • in shape
  • in short
  • in short order
  • in short supply
  • inside of
  • inside out
  • inside track, the
  • in sight
  • in single file
  • in so many words
  • in some measure
  • in someone's
  • in someone's bad graces
  • in someone's face
  • in someone's good graces
  • in someone's hair
  • in someone's shoes
  • in someone's stead
  • in spades
  • in specie
  • in spite of
  • in state
  • in step
  • in stitches
  • in stock
  • in store
  • in stride
  • in style
  • in substance
  • in terms of
  • in that
  • in that case
  • in the act
  • in the aggregate
  • in the air
  • in the air
  • in the altogether
  • in the back
  • in the bag
  • in the balance
  • in the ballpark
  • in the bargain
  • in the black
  • in the blood
  • in the bud
  • in the buff
  • in the can
  • in the cards
  • in the care of
  • in the case of
  • in the chips
  • in the circumstances
  • in the clear
  • in the clouds
  • in the cold light of day
  • in the course of
  • in the dark
  • in the dock
  • in the doghouse
  • in the doldrums
  • in the driver's seat
  • in the dumps
  • in the dust, leave someone
  • in the end
  • in the event of
  • in the eye
  • in the eye of
  • in the face
  • in the face of
  • in the family way
  • in the final analysis
  • in the first place
  • in the flesh
  • in the flush of
  • in the fullness of time
  • in the groove
  • in the gutter
  • in the hands of
  • in the heat of
  • in the hole
  • in the hope
  • in the hot seat
  • in the interest of
  • in the interim
  • in the know
  • in the lap of luxury
  • in the least
  • in the limelight
  • in the long run
  • in the loop
  • in the lurch
  • in the main
  • in the making
  • in the market for
  • in the middle of
  • in the midst
  • in the money
  • in the mood
  • in the mouth
  • in the name of
  • in the near future
  • in the neck
  • in the neighborhood of
  • in the nick of time
  • in the offing
  • in the picture, be
  • in the pink
  • in the pipeline
  • in the public eye
  • in the raw
  • in the red
  • in there pitching
  • in the right, be
  • in the rough
  • in the round
  • in the running
  • in the saddle
  • in the same boat
  • in the same breath
  • in the same league
  • in the same mold
  • in the second place
  • in the short run
  • in the soup
  • in the street
  • in the swim
  • in the teeth of
  • in the throes
  • in the twinkling of an eye
  • in the unlikely event
  • in the wake of
  • in the way
  • in the wind
  • in the wings
  • in the works
  • in the world
  • in the worst way
  • in the wrong
  • in thing, the
  • in this day and age
  • in time
  • in time
  • in token of
  • in touch, be
  • in tow
  • in trouble with
  • in trust
  • in tune
  • in turn
  • in two shakes
  • in unison
  • in up to
  • in vain
  • in view
  • in view of
  • in wait
  • in waiting
  • in with, be
  • in your face

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