inning

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noun in·ning \ˈi-niŋ\

Definition of inning

  1. 1a innings plural in form but singular or plural in construction :  a division of a cricket matchb :  a division of a baseball game consisting of a turn at bat for each team; also :  a baseball team's turn at bat ending with the third outc :  a player's turn (as in horseshoes, pool, or croquet)

  2. 2 :  a chance or opportunity for action or accomplishment —usually used in plural but singular or plural in construction that momentous innings which was to project him into world politics — The Times Literary Supplement (London)

Examples of inning in a Sentence

  1. She hit a double in the fourth inning.

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Origin and Etymology of inning

2in + 1-ing



INNING Defined for English Language Learners

inning

play
noun

Definition of inning for English Language Learners

  • baseball : one of the usually nine parts of a game in which each team bats until three outs are made


INNING Defined for Kids

inning

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noun in·ning \ˈi-niŋ\

Definition of inning for Students

  1. :  a division of a baseball game that consists of a turn at bat for each team



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