midfield

noun mid·field \ ˈmid-ˌfēld , ˌmid-ˈ \
|Updated on: 11 Jun 2018

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

  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.

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First Known Use of midfield

15th century

in the meaning defined at sense 1

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MIDFIELD Defined for English Language Learners

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Definition of midfield for English Language Learners

  • : 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



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