Definition of outfield in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈoutˌfēld/


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.
1.1 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.
1.2 [treated as singular or plural] The players stationed in the outfield, 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.
1.3 [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.
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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Syllabification: out·field

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