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From in- +‎ field.


  • (noun, adjective, adverb) IPA(key): /ˈɪnfiːld/
  • (verb) IPA(key): /ɪnˈfiːld/
  • (file)


infield (plural infields)

  1. The area inside a racetrack or running track.
    • 1929, Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, Folio Society 2008, p. 126:
      We left the carriage, bought programs, and walked across the infield and then across the smooth thick turf of the course to the paddock.
  2. A constrained scope or area.
    Let’s keep this problem in the infield.
  3. (agriculture) An area to cultivate: a field
  4. (baseball) The region of the field roughly bounded by the home plate, first base, second base and third base.
    They covered the infield with a tarp when it started to rain.
  5. (baseball) (as a modifier, functioning as an adjective) Of an event, happening in the infield.
    Jones ran out an infield single.
  6. (cricket) The region of the field roughly bounded by the wicket keeper, slips, gully, point, cover, mid off, mid on, midwicket and square leg.


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infield (third-person singular simple present infields, present participle infielding, simple past and past participle infielded)

  1. (transitive) To enclose (a piece of land); make a field of.


infield (comparative more infield, superlative most infield)

  1. Toward or into the infield.
    • 2018 February 24, Paul Rees, “Finn Russell masterminds historic Scotland victory over England”, in The Guardian[1], London, archived from the original on 22 April 2018:
      [Huw] Jones was also involved in the second try, which started when [Finn] Russell received the ball near his own 22 and immediately detected that England’s defence was narrow, with Jonny May having strayed infield.




infield m (plural infields)

  1. (baseball) infield