noun in·ning \ˈi-niŋ\

baseball : one of the usually nine parts of a game in which each team bats until three outs are made

Full Definition of INNING

a plural but sing or plural in constr :  a division of a cricket match
b :  a division of a baseball game consisting of a turn at bat for each team; also :  a baseball team's turn at bat ending with the third out
c :  a player's turn (as in horseshoes, pool, or croquet)
:  a chance or opportunity for action or accomplishment —usually used in plural but singular or plural in construction <that momentous innings which was to project him into world politics — Times Literary Supplement>

Examples of INNING

  1. She hit a double in the fourth inning.

Origin of INNING

2in + 1-ing
First Known Use: 1735

Rhymes with INNING

INNING Defined for Kids


noun in·ning \ˈi-niŋ\

Definition of INNING for Kids

:  a division of a baseball game that consists of a turn at bat for each team


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