innings meaning

  • An innings is a fixed-duration segment of a game in cricket, during which one team attempts to score while the other team attempts to prevent the first from scoring.

    Definition of innings in English Dictionary

  • Noun
    1. (cricket) 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.
      1. (Britain) The time during which any party is in possession of power; a turn of any kind.
        1. (Britain, euphemistic) lifespan.
          1. plural of inning.
          2. More Examples
            1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
              • Captain Simon Katich (35 off 26) swiped three legside sixes to keep the scoreboard ticking along until he was dismissed right at the halfway point of the innings to leave NSW at 5-67.
              • The Mets’ lineup, which has not produced a multirun inning since a Game 3 blowout in the Dodgers’ series, will bring their slingshots and go for another knockout.
              • The pitcher now has two walks in this inning alone
            2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
              • By grounding to the shortstop, the twin killing ended the inning.
              • The Blue Jays lead the game going into the ninth inning.
              • The Braves retaliated by plunking Harper in the next inning.
          • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
            1. Nouns
              • Noun forms
                • Plurals
                  • Irregular plurals
                    • Invariant nouns
                  • Noun plural forms
                    • Irregular plurals
                      • Invariant nouns
                  • Invariant nouns
                    • Irregular plurals
                      • Invariant nouns
                      • Nouns with irregular plurals
                        • Invariant nouns
                        • Countable nouns

                      Other Vocabulary

                      Look-Alike Words
                      1. en winnings
                      2. en inning
                      3. en inkings
                      4. en sinnings
                      5. en tinnings
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                      Meaning of innings for the defined word.

                      Grammatically, this word "innings" is a noun, more specifically, a noun form, an invariant noun, an irregular plural, a nouns with irregular plural and a countable noun.
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