Outfield
Outfield Out"field`, n. 1. Arable land which has been or is being exhausted. See {Infield}, 1. [Scot.] [1913 Webster]

2. A field beyond, or separated from, the inclosed land about the homestead; an uninclosed or unexplored tract. Also used figuratively. [1913 Webster]

The great outfield of thought or fact. --Trench. [1913 Webster]

3. (Baseball) The part of the baseball field beyond the diamond, or infield. It is occupied by the fielders, and usually considered as divided into left field, center field, and right field, named as viewed from home plate. [1913 Webster +PJC]

4. (Cricket) The part of the field farthest from the batsman. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • outfield — (n.) 1650s, outlying land of a farm (especially in Scotland), from OUT (Cf. out) + FIELD (Cf. field); sporting sense is attested from 1851 in cricket, 1868 in baseball …   Etymology dictionary

  • outfield — [out′fēld΄] n. 1. the outlying land of a farm ☆ 2. a) the playing area of a baseball field beyond the infield b) the outfielders collectively …   English World dictionary

  • Outfield — For the British musical group, see The Outfield. The outfield is a sporting term used in cricket and baseball to refer to the area of the field of play further from the batsman or batter than the infield. The term is also used in association… …   Wikipedia

  • outfield — Field Field (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • outfield — noun a) The region of the field between the infield and the outer fence. He hit a long fly ball to the outfield in the gap to left. b) The region of the field roughly outside of the infield or the wicket keeper, slips, gully, point …   Wiktionary

  • outfield — noun Outfield is used before these nouns: ↑fence …   Collocations dictionary

  • outfield — out|field [ˈautfi:ld] n the outfield a) the part of a ↑cricket or baseball field furthest from the player who is ↑batting →↑infield b) the players in this part of the field →↑infield >outfielder n …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • outfield — [[t]a͟ʊtfiːld[/t]] N SING: the N In baseball and cricket, the outfield is the part of the field that is furthest from the batting area …   English dictionary

  • outfield — noun the outfield a) the part of a cricket or baseball field furthest from the player who is batting (bat2 (1) b) the players in this part of the field compare infield outfielder noun (C) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • outfield — noun Date: 1868 1. the part of a baseball field beyond the infield and between the foul lines 2. the baseball defensive positions comprising right field, center field, and left field; also the players who occupy these positions • outfielder noun …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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