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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.

Samuel Johnson's Dictionary

  1. Inningsnoun

    Lands recovered from the sea. Robert Ainsworth

Freebase

  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.

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  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. La Russa:

    He was Picasso, just painted it beautifully, shut out that club for seven innings.

  2. Jeff Hudson:

    High-grade corporate credit should be fine, but everything is seeking new levels relative to monetary policy and uncertainty globally, we're in the early innings of whatever this reset is going to be.

  3. Joe Maddon:

    I just thought that was a hard five innings, i didn’t see any reason to push him.

  4. Luis Rojas:

    Stroman’s been outstanding this season. He’s kept us in a lot of games. His record doesn’t show how well he’s pitched. He gave us the eight innings. We needed it. We’re glad he gave that breather to the bullpen.

  5. Chris Woodward:

    I think the surprising thing is that, you know, maybe in the age of pitchers not going 100 pitches, that they’re actually being able to finish these games off. Because typically nowadays it’s hard for a guy to get through six innings with less than 100 pitches, that’s probably more surprising to me. And there hasn’t been a 160-pitch no-hitter yet, which is like gut-wrenching for a manager. I can’t even imagine having to deal with that.

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