noun \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


Next Word in the Dictionary: midfielder
Previous Word in the Dictionary: middy
All Words Near: midfield

Seen & Heard

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