Definition of outfield in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈaʊtfiːld/


1 Cricket The part of the field furthest from the wicket.
Example sentences
  • No-one takes guard at the wicket and the outfield is as rough as a public park.
  • It was a slow wicket with an outfield I wouldn't have played football on, and it was never going to be easy to score runs.
  • The wicket and outfield was so batsman friendly that any batsman worth his salt could have turned the match on its head.
1.1 Baseball The grassy area beyond the infield.
Example sentences
  • He is learning to play the corner outfield positions.
  • He recently learned to play the outfield corners and is an outstanding pinch hitter.
  • All had secured a high-priced placement along stadium billboards and outfield fences.
1.2 [as modifier] Soccer Relating to or denoting all of the players in a team apart from the goalkeeper: the outfield players he has played in all of the outfield positions during his career
More example sentences
  • The financial tumult at the club has had a galvanising effect but he says that with a squad of only 17 outfield players, good fortune and consistency will be key to top-flight survival.
  • The sight of the outfield player anxiously pulling on an outsized goalkeeper jersey is too rarely seen in these days of substitute goalkeepers.
  • To be fair the quality of the outfield positions are excellent now but the goalkeepers are actually woeful.
1.3 [treated as singular or plural] The players stationed in the outfield, regarded collectively.
Example sentences
  • Two-thirds of the starting outfield is new.
  • That makes you think back to the days of the star outfields in the National League, when you had Mays, Aaron, Clemente and Frank Robinson.
  • The club has one of the fastest outfields in the majors.
2The outlying land of a farm.
Example sentences
  • Infields and outfields are not internally fenced but are separated by a stone wall.

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