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Princeton's WordNet

  1. inningsnoun

    the batting turn of a cricket player or team

Wiktionary

  1. inningsnoun

    One side's or individual's turn to bat (from when the first player begins to bat, until the last player is out,) or the runs scored during those timeframes.

  2. inningsnoun

    The time during which any party is in possession of power; a turn of any kind.

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  1. Innings

    An inning, or innings, is a fixed-length segment of a game in any of a variety of sports – most notably cricket and baseball during which one team attempts to score while the other team attempts to prevent the first from scoring. In cricket, the term innings is both singular and plural and is always spelled and pronounced with the terminal "s". In baseball and softball, the singular form is inning and only the plural takes an "s". In many other sports, the length of the game is dictated by a clock and teams swap offensive and defensive roles dynamically by taking possession of a ball or similar item. In baseball and cricket, however, one team, said to be "batting", attempts to score "runs"—see run and run —while the other team, said to be "fielding", attempts to prevent the scoring of runs and get members of the batting team out. The teams switch places after the fielding team has succeeded in getting a fixed number of players out, making a clock unnecessary. In cricket, the term innings is also used to refer to the play of one particular player. By extension, this term can be used in British English for almost any activity which takes a period of time. It is also used in reference to someone who has died at a reasonably old age or lived a rich and rewarding life. The baseball-derived parallel to this in American English is the term at bat.

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  1. innings

    Coast lands recovered from the sea by draining.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of innings in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of innings in Pythagorean Numerology is: 5

Examples of innings in a Sentence

  1. Glenn Otto:

    I wasn’t quite getting ahead of as many guys tonight from the get-go and was able to fight through it those first three innings, i need to keep them trying to hit my pitches as much as possible. The execution on that front wasn’t very good tonight.

  2. Barclays Capital analysts:

    ... While ad revenue growth has been robust, the company appears to only be in the early innings of fully monetizing video advertisements.

  3. Merrill Kelly:

    He gave us seven unbelievable innings. There was limited trouble. He was making his pitches.

  4. Kwang Hyun Kim:

    Before the game, my mindset was being aggressive, attacking the zone, that was before I was on the mound. But after I was on the mound, I gave up a walk and it just didn't happen the way I wanted to. I wanted to pitch five innings. ... I know I have to be better next time as an inning-eater.

  5. Jerry Coleman:

    The final score after eight innings is Giants 3, Padres 2.

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