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

outfield

play
noun out·field \-ˌfēld\

Simple Definition of outfield

  • : the part of a baseball field that includes the area beyond the infield and between the foul lines

  • : the part of a cricket field that is away from the wickets

  • : the players who are positioned in the outfield

Full Definition of outfield

  1. 1 :  the part of a baseball field beyond the infield and between the foul lines

  2. 2 :  the baseball defensive positions comprising right field, center field, and left field; also :  the players who occupy these positions

out·field·er play \-ˌfēl-dər\ noun

Examples of outfield

  1. He threw the ball to home plate from the outfield.

  2. The team has one of the best outfields in the league.



1868

First Known Use of outfield

1868


OUTFIELDER Defined for Kids

outfielder

noun out·field·er \ˈau̇t-ˌfēl-dər\

Definition of outfielder

  1. :  a baseball player who plays in the outfield




Learn More about outfield


Seen and Heard

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

WORD OF THE DAY

February 9, 2016

marked by high spirits and laughter

Get Word of the Day daily email!

WORD GAMES

Take a 3-minute break and test your skills!

image1037863653

Which of the following refers to thin, bending ice, or to the act of running over such ice?

spindrift kittly-benders pince-nez duvet
Name That Thing

10 quick questions: hear them, spell them, and see how your skills compare to the crowd.

TAKE THE QUIZ
SCRABBLE® Sprint

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

TAKE THE QUIZ