What does inning mean?

Definitions for inning
ˈɪn ɪŋin·ning

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inning, framenoun

    (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat

GCIDE

  1. Inningnoun

    The state or turn of being in; specifically, in cricket, baseball, etc., each period during which both teams get one turn each at bat; as, in baseball there are nine innings to a complete game; -- often in the pl. Hence: The turn or time of a person, or a party, in power; as, the Whigs went out, and the Democrats had their innings.

    Etymology: [AS. innung, fr. in in, prep. & adv.]

Wiktionary

  1. inningnoun

    A period of play in which members of a visiting baseball team attempt to hit a baseball pitched by the opposing home team until three players are called out, followed by a similar attempt by members of the home baseball team against the visiting team's pitching. There are nine or more innings in a regulation baseball game.

    It is a baseball tradition to sing "Take Me Out To the Ball Game" during the seventh inning stretch.

    Etymology: mistaken to be plural of the time period, not the entries of the batters/batsmen.

  2. inningnoun

    A similar period of play.

    We batted around in our half of the inning.

    Etymology: mistaken to be plural of the time period, not the entries of the batters/batsmen.

  3. inningnoun

    A player (or team)'s turn at the table to make shots until ended by a miss or a foul.

    Etymology: mistaken to be plural of the time period, not the entries of the batters/batsmen.

  4. inningnoun

    A chance or opportunity to perform some deed or act.

    We are in just the second inning of our quest to enter this new market.

    Etymology: mistaken to be plural of the time period, not the entries of the batters/batsmen.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Inning

    of Inn

    Etymology: [AS. innung, fr. in in, prep. & adv.]

  2. Inningnoun

    ingathering; harvesting

    Etymology: [AS. innung, fr. in in, prep. & adv.]

  3. Inningnoun

    the state or turn of being in; specifically, in cricket, baseball, etc.,the turn or time of a player or of a side at the bat; -- often in the pl. Hence: The turn or time of a person, or a party, in power; as, the Whigs went out, and the Democrats had their innings

    Etymology: [AS. innung, fr. in in, prep. & adv.]

  4. Inningnoun

    lands recovered from the sea

    Etymology: [AS. innung, fr. in in, prep. & adv.]

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Inning

    in′ing, n. the ingathering of grain: turn for using the bat in cricket (in this sense used only in the plural): the time during which a person or party is in possession of anything: (pl.) lands recovered from the sea.—Good innings, or Long innings, good luck, or a long run of such. [A verbal noun from old verb to inn—i.e. to house corn, from noun inn.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of inning in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of inning in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of inning in a Sentence

  1. Torey Lovullo:

    You want to give your starting pitcher a chance to work through those early-inning problems, we needed Caleb to give us 4 or 5 innings. We were trying to get him through.

  2. Anthony Kay:

    When you have a six-run lead after the first inning, you kind of have to be more aggressive with the fastball and hopefully get deeper into games.

  3. Miles Mikolas:

    I feel like there was a lot for me to like about this game except for that one pitch in the last inning.

  4. Rich Hill -LRB- 6-6 -RRB-:

    It’s disappointing, just having that third inning, i expect more out of myself, to be able to keep the other team at bay and give us a good chance to win the ballgame.

  5. Chris Sale:

    Those are the one's you don't lose sleep over, honestly, that's not a home-run pitch. He's not suppose to hit that ball out. That was me verus him and he won. Not too many guys can get to that. It's not like I hung a breaking ball or threw right it now the middle, he earned it. Vázquez tied it at 2 on his seventh-inning homer off Collin McHugh, who has allowed just two earned runs in his last 38 2/3 innings, Alex Verdugos tripled when the ball got past a diving Manuel Margot in center in the second and scored on Vázquez’s single. Vázquez made a nice scoop on Devers' thrown and tagged out Joey Wendle as he tried to score on Randy Arozarena's seventh-inning grounder. Cash called it a.

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