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midfield

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noun mid·field \ˈmid-ˌfēld, ˌmid-ˈ\

Simple Definition of midfield

  • : the area of a playing field in sports like American football and soccer that is in the middle between the two goals

  • : the players on a soccer team who normally play in the midfield

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of midfield

  1. 1 :  the middle portion of a field; especially :  the portion of a playing field (as in football) that is midway between goals

  2. 2 :  the players on a team (as in lacrosse or soccer) that normally play in the midfield

Examples of midfield in a sentence

  1. The team captains shook hands at midfield.

  2. The ball went out of bounds near midfield.

  3. They have a talented midfield this year.



15th Century

First Known Use of midfield

15th century


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