mid·​field | \ ˈmid-ˌfēld How to pronounce midfield (audio) , ˌmid-ˈfēld \

Definition of midfield

1 : the middle portion of a field especially : the portion of a playing field (as in football) that is midway between goals
2 : 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 But, just three days after going 93 minutes in the midfield in Rising’s U.S. Open Cup win over New Mexico United, Calistri may have been Phoenix’s man of the match on the right wing Saturday night. Theo Mackie, The Arizona Republic, 25 Apr. 2022 In the midfield, Team Yellow has David Ayala, Blanco, Yimmi Chara, Sam Coffey, George Fochive, Olivia Moultrie, Santiago Moreno, Taylor Porter, Rocky Rodríguez and Eryk Williamson. oregonlive, 22 Apr. 2022 Witsel, the most important cog in the Belgian team, restored the balance in the midfield, releasing the attack. Samindra Kunti, Forbes, 17 June 2021 After the Gamblers scored a field goal on the ensuing possession, Patterson and the offense took over at midfield, but the second verse was the same as the first. Tony Garcia, Detroit Free Press, 17 Apr. 2022 As soon as the scrimmage ended, Hodgins got on one knee at midfield in Reser Stadium and proposed to his girlfriend, now wife, Taylor. oregonlive, 14 Apr. 2022 Araiza punted from both directions, did cross-field punting, short-field punting with the line of scrimmage was at midfield and a goal to drop the ball inside the 10-yard line (one ball landed at the 8). San Diego Union-Tribune, 22 Mar. 2022 Captains Piper Eighmy and Amelia Frost worked tirelessly in the midfield. Dennis Victory, al, 28 Mar. 2022 That should indicate progress because FC Cincinnati's notably lacked for consistent play in the defensive midfield, and the conversation of that trended toward negative and pessimistic. Pat Brennan, The Enquirer, 24 Mar. 2022 See More

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First Known Use of midfield

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Midfield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/midfield. Accessed 20 May. 2022.

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