mid·​field ˈmid-ˌfēld How to pronounce midfield (audio)
: 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 in a Sentence

The team captains shook hands at midfield. The ball went out of bounds near midfield. They have a talented midfield this year.
Recent Examples on the Web The Bobcats’s defense and midfield put on a masterclass, allowing Boerne (23-2-3) to tally two shots on goal. Charles Baggarly, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 11 Apr. 2024 Real Madrid, on the other hand, should next season be able to name a midfield of Camavinga, Tchouaméni and Bellingham, and a forward line of Rodrygo, Vinícius and Endrick. Rory Smith, New York Times, 5 Apr. 2024 United have spells in games where the midfield seems to disappear. James Nalton, Forbes, 28 Mar. 2024 Related Articles After a hectic first half, Bay settled down in the second half, controlling possession throughout but lacking the creativity through the midfield to create scoring chances. Jason Mastrodonato, The Mercury News, 24 Mar. 2024 The men in pink pressed the Monterrey midfield the rest of the half and were in control of the game heading to intermission. Michelle Kaufman, Miami Herald, 4 Apr. 2024 In midfield, an Andreas Christensen with an achilles niggle sits this one out as Ilkay Gundogan retreats as a pivot and provides support to captain Sergio Roberto and Fermin Lopez. Tom Sanderson, Forbes, 30 Mar. 2024 Sporting has flipped its midfield in games before, doing so earlier in the year toward the end of the match in Houston. Daniel Sperry, Kansas City Star, 29 Mar. 2024 On Saturday, Sporting started in a 4-2-3-1, flipping the midfield triangle and playing Alan Pulido at the point. Daniel Sperry, Kansas City Star, 24 Mar. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of midfield was in the 15th century

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“Midfield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midfield. Accessed 23 Apr. 2024.

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