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in·ning

 (ĭn′ĭng)
n.
1.
a. Baseball One of nine divisions or periods of a regulation game, in which each team has a turn at bat as limited by three outs.
b. innings(used with a sing. verb) Sports The division or period of a cricket game during which one team is at bat.
2. often innings An opportunity to act or speak out; a chance for accomplishment.

[Middle English innynge, a getting in, from Old English innung, gerund of innian, to put in, from in, in; see in1.]

inning

(ˈɪnɪŋ)
n
1. (Baseball) baseball a division of the game consisting of a turn at bat and a turn in the field for each side
2. archaic the reclamation of land from the sea
[Old English innung a going in, from innian to go in]

in•ning

(ˈɪn ɪŋ)

n.
1. a division of a baseball game during which each team has an opportunity to score until three outs have been made against it.
2. a similar opportunity to score in certain other games.
3. an opportunity for activity; a turn.
4. innings, (used with a sing. v.)Cricket. a unit of play in which each team has a turn at bat, the turn of a team ending after ten players are put out.
5. the act of reclaiming marshy or flooded land.
6. innings, (used with a sing. v. ) land reclaimed, esp. from the sea.
[1520–30; in + -ing1; (definitions 5,6) perhaps continuing Middle English innynge customary rent, Old English innung content]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.inning - (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
baseball, baseball game - a ball game played with a bat and ball between two teams of nine players; teams take turns at bat trying to score runs; "he played baseball in high school"; "there was a baseball game on every empty lot"; "there was a desire for National League ball in the area"; "play ball!"
division, section, part - one of the portions into which something is regarded as divided and which together constitute a whole; "the written part of the exam"; "the finance section of the company"; "the BBC's engineering division"
top of the inning, top - the first half of an inning; while the visiting team is at bat; "a relief pitcher took over in the top of the fifth"
bottom of the inning, bottom - the second half of an inning; while the home team is at bat
period of play, playing period, play - (in games or plays or other performances) the time during which play proceeds; "rain stopped play in the 4th inning"

inning

noun
A limited, often assigned period of activity, duty, or opportunity.Often used in plural:
Translations
جولَه في البيسبول
směna
inning
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inning

[ˈɪnɪŋ] N (US) (Baseball) → inning m, entrada f innings (pl inv) (Cricket) → turno m, entrada f (fig) → turno m, oportunidad f
he's had a good inningsha disfrutado de una larga vida, ha vivido sus buenos años

inning

[ˈɪnɪŋ] n (BASEBALL)manche f

inning

n (Baseball) → Inning nt

innings

(ˈiniŋz) plural ˈinnings noun
in a game of cricket, a team's turn at batting. At the end of their second innings, the West Indian team was 279 runs ahead.
ˈinning noun
in a game of baseball, any of the nine periods in which each team bats.
References in classic literature ?
Then Mary Jane she took another inning, and went in sweet and lovely again -- which was her way; but when she got done there warn't hardly anything left o' poor Hare-lip.
Therefore I am going to call down fire and blow up your tower, but it is only fair to give you a chance; now if you think you can break my enchantments and ward off the fires, step to the bat, it's your innings.
Anyhow it was my innings that time, and I don't ever wish to feel better pleased.
I must confess, however, that for my own part I was thoroughly uneasy during the Old Boys' second innings, when Raffles made a selfish score, instead of standing by me to tell his own story in his own way.
Sir Joseph knocked the pins about quite skilfully; Master Bowley took an innings at a shorter distance also; and everybody said that now, when a Baronet and the Son of a Baronet played at skittles, the country was coming round again, as fast as it could come.
The Marylebone men played carelessly in their second innings, but they are working like horses now to save the match.
Winter and Johnson carry out their bats, and, it being a one day's match, the Lord's men are declared the winners, they having scored the most in the first innings.
The gist of them was that thus far we had remarkably little to show for what Raffles would call "our second innings.
You might have seen us there, side by side, during the greater part of the Gentlemen's first innings against the Players (who had lost the toss) on the second Monday in July.
This happy accident was not to be undone even by me, and, as nothing succeeds like success, and the constant encouragement of the one great cricketer on the field was in itself an immense stimulus, I actually made a run or two in my very next innings.
Dodgers starter Brett Tomko, who has since moved to the bullpen, gave up homers to two of the first four batters in the first inning, including a two-run blast by Carlos Delgado.
Before starting an inning, he should throw all his pitches at least once, ending with a pitch out of the stretch.