noun mid·field \ˈmid-ˌfēld, ˌmid-ˈ\

: 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

Full Definition of MIDFIELD

:  the middle portion of a field; especially :  the portion of a playing field (as in football) that is midway between goals
:  the players on a team (as in lacrosse or soccer) that normally play in the midfield

Examples of MIDFIELD

  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.

First Known Use of MIDFIELD

15th century


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