Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Medical
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

left field

noun

Simple Definition of left field

  • : the part of a baseball outfield that is to the left when you are looking out from home plate; also : the position of the player defending left field

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of left field

  1. 1 :  the position of the player defending left field

  2. 2 :  the part of the baseball outfield to the left looking out from the plate

  3. 3 a :  a state or position far from the mainstream (as of prevailing opinion) <they were really out in left field with that idea> b :  a source of the unexpected or illogical <that question came out of left field>

left fielder noun

Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up left field? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to defraud especially of money

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image567572573

Which of these is a synonym of unctuous?

prompt maudlin angry oily
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ