Definition of Inning

1. Noun. (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat.

Exact synonyms: Frame
Category relationships: Baseball, Baseball Game
Generic synonyms: Division, Part, Section
Terms within: Top, Top Of The Inning, Bottom, Bottom Of The Inning
Group relationships: Period Of Play, Play, Playing Period



Definition of Inning

1. n. Ingathering; harvesting.

Definition of Inning

1. Noun. (baseball) A period of play in which members of a visiting baseball team attempt to hit a baseball pitched by the opposing home team until three players are called out, followed by a similar attempt by members of the home baseball team against the visiting team's pitching. There are nine or more innings in a regulation baseball game. ¹

2. Noun. (softball) A similar period of play. ¹

3. Noun. (billiards) A player (or team)'s turn at the table to make shots until ended by a miss or a foul. ¹

4. Noun. A chance or opportunity to perform some deed or act. ¹

5. Noun. (obsolete) Lands recovered from the sea. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Inning

1. a division of a baseball game [n -S]

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Literary usage of Inning

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1. The American Hoyle: Or, Gentleman's Hand-book of Games, Containing All the by William Brisbane Dick (1894)
"With the second ball of this fourth inning he knocks down only one pin, completing the score of his third inning with 19, making the score against the third ..."

2. Bulletin by School of Mines and Metallurgy, University of Missouri (1920)
"... 0 Birmingham 000 000 000—0 5 3 Batteries: New Orleans—Weaver and Hig- gins; Birmingham—Robertson and Hall. inning-BY-inning BASEBALL STORY FIRST inning ..."

3. Athletics at Princeton: A History by Frank Presbrey, James Hugh Moffatt (1901)
"Two more runs were made in the third inning, and it looked like a ... In the fourth inning, Blossom made his second hit, went to second base on an error of ..."

4. A Dictionary of the English Language: In which the Words are Deduced from ...by Samuel Johnson by Samuel Johnson (1805)
"Slit lip. SPinning Wheel, ni [from spin.'] The wheel by which, since the disuse of the rock, the thread is drawn. My if inning tubed and ..."

5. Supplement to Encyclopædia Britannica (ninth Edition): A Dictionary of Arts (1891)
"The "score" for this first inning is 3 nms to 1 in favor of the Philadelphias ... Three men are out, and the other part of the " inning " is finished. ..."

6. Palmer's Index to "The Times" NewspaperTimes (London, England) (1876)
"M-inning (l'anl.) Scheme to Unite the Ritualistic Clergy with the Roman Church. 4/5 с Manning (Dr. FJ) Tribute to Dr. Major, 9 ш U/ Denied by the Cardinal, ..."

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