infield (plural infields)

  1. The area inside a racetrack or running track.
    • 1929, Ernest Hemingway, A Farewell to Arms, Folio Society 2008, p. 126:
      We left the carriage, bought programs, and walked across the infield and then across the smooth thick turf of the course to the paddock.
  2. A constrained scope or area.
    Let’s keep this problem in the infield.
  3. (agriculture) An area to cultivate: a field
  4. (baseball) The region of the field roughly bounded by the home plate, first base, second base and third base.
    They covered the infield with a tarp when it started to rain.
  5. (baseball) (as a modifier, functioning as an adjective) Of an event, happening in the infield.
    Jones ran out an infield single.
  6. (cricket) The region of the field roughly bounded by the wicket keeper, slips, gully, point, cover, mid off, mid on, midwicket and square leg.
Antonyms Translations Translations
  • German: Innenfeld
  • Italian: diamante, perimetro delle quattro basi
  • German: Innenfeld

infield (infields, present participle infielding; past and past participle infielded)

  1. (transitive) To enclose (a piece of land); make a field of.


  1. Toward or into the infield.

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