inning

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n inning (baseball) one of nine divisions of play during which each team has a turn at bat
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Babe Ruth wore a cabbage leaf under his hat while playng baseball, and he used to change it every two innings.
    • Inning Ingathering; harvesting.
    • Inning Lands recovered from the sea.
    • Inning The state or turn of being in; specifically, in cricket, baseball, etc., each period during which both teams get one turn each at bat; as, in baseball there are nine innings to a complete game;often in the pl.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n inning A bringing or taking in; an ingathering, as of grain; a winning or gaining.
    • n inning The time during which a person or party is in, or in action, in a game or an operation; a turn: usually (in Great Britain always) in the plural form, whether with a singular or a plural sense. Specifically— In cricket, base-ball, and similar games, as much of the game as is played while one side is at the bat (in this case often called a half-innings with respect to the next use), or while each side in turn is at the bat—that is, between the appearance of one side at the bat and its reappearance.
    • n inning The term of office of a person; the time during which a party is in power; more generally, any opportunity for activity or influence: as, it is your innings now.
    • n inning Land inclosed, when recovered from the sea.
    • n inning The process of taking in; specifically, the reclaiming of marshy land by draining and banking and fitting it for bearing crops; also the land so reclaimed.
    • n inning The act or process of getting in, as crops; harvesting.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Inning in′ing the ingathering of grain: turn for using the bat in cricket (in this sense used only in the plural): the time during which a person or party is in possession of anything:
    • n Inning in′ing (pl.) lands recovered from the sea
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Quotations

  • Billy Martin
    Billy Martin
    “Another club can be beating you for six innings but for some reason the good ball clubs get tough and win them in the last three.”

Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
AS. innung, fr. in, in, prep. & adv
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A verbal noun from old verb to inn—i.e. to house corn, from noun inn.

Usage

In literature:

It was, at any rate, fluent, and although the President tried to stop me I had a merry if short innings before I finished.
"Godfrey Marten, Undergraduate" by Charles Turley
It's our turn; you've had your inning.
"The Crimson Tide" by Robert W. Chambers
Not to be outdone in "unwise handling" Mr. Asquith next had his innings.
"The History of Woman Suffrage, Volume VI" by Various
Meanwhile the Spiritualists are having an innings.
"Flowers of Freethought" by George W. Foote
Anyhow, it was my innings that time, and I don't ever wish to feel better pleased.
"The Strand Magazine, Volume V, Issue 27, March 1893" by Various
I knew we should not get our innings.
"A Tale of the Summer Holidays" by G. Mockler
All this repeated by the other side, of course; because each has his proper innings.
"The Humourous Story of Farmer Bumpkin's Lawsuit" by Richard Harris
The living pictures had just passed off the stage, and it was the one-eyed man's inning.
"Claim Number One" by George W. (George Washington) Ogden
We shall have our innings.
"The Brownings" by Lilian Whiting
He has had a very fair innings.
"The Record of Nicholas Freydon" by A. J. (Alec John) Dawson
The practice soon came to an end, and then the five-innings game with the scrubs started.
"The Rover Boys in the Land of Luck" by Edward Stratemeyer
It was in the ninth inning, with two men out and one run needed to win.
"The Rushton Boys at Rally Hall" by Spencer Davenport
The seventh inning started with the Panthers leading 3 to 1, and the Bears seemingly beaten beyond hope of recovery.
"Jimmy Kirkland and the Plot for a Pennant" by Hugh S. Fullerton
The score stood two to four, with but an inning left to play.
"The Scrap Book. Volume 1, No. 2" by Various
Then when a regular game came along he stepped into the box himself and hogged the whole thing nine innings.
"Under Boy Scout Colors" by Joseph Bushnell Ames
The Marylebone men played carelessly in their second innings, but they are working like horses now to save the match.
"Tom Brown's School Days" by Thomas Hughes
For once they had the innings.
"Helen Grant's Schooldays" by Amanda M. Douglas
Moya took first innings; she was the woman, after all.
"The Shadow of a Man" by E. W. Hornung
Well, well, they say turn about is fair play, and old, patient Joel will get his innings.
"The Cottage of Delight" by Will N. Harben
Smith representing 36.58 an innings and R.S.T.U.V.W.
"Sinister Street, vol. 1" by Compton Mackenzie
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In poetry:

The world's ago, and we're agog
To have our first brief inning;
So let's away through surge and fog
However slight the winning.
"Dr. Booker T. Washington To The National Negro Business League" by Joseph Seamon Cotter Sr
And so ends the life of a Gambler
In this world he had a good innings
And his one consolation while playing his harp
Is they can’t put a tax on his winnings.
"The Gambler" by Billy Bennett
Well may his arms drop idly down at eighty years of age;
His story goes behind him with no stain upon its page.
I'll bet he played the innings through and carried out his bat,
And none dare hint "retiring hurt" in front of Father Pat.
"Vale` - Father Pat" by John O Brien

In news:

Wilson gave up three runs and four hits in 2 2/3 innings of a 6-2 loss to Texas on Wednesday.
San Diego Padres set up man Mike Adams celebrates after pitching out of a jam in the eighth inning of the Padres 1-0 victory over the San Francisco Giants in a baseball game Tuesday April 20, 2010 in San Diego.
Hamilton hit a two-run homer in the 13th inning as the Texas Rangers rallied to beat the Toronto Blue Jas 8-7 Saturday.
Washington Nationals' Jayson Werth reacts after striking out during the first inning more.
Felix Hernandez said he was ready to start the season after throwing five shutout innings against Colorado Tuesday.
"After the second inning, I felt like I could fall asleep right there behind home plate," Wilson said.
The Lady Panthers, who won Thursday night's opener in Pflugerville, scored all the runs they would need in the top of the second inning.
Ryan Franklin lost the job with two losses, four blown saves and four home runs allowed in eight innings.
The 6-1, 190 pound right-handed pitcher finished his senior season with 203 strikeouts in 98 innings on his way to being named LHSAA Class B pitcher of the year.
Manila looked as if it would have an easy time in Saturday afternoon's regional tournament opener against Cotter at the Harrison Sports Complex when the Lions scored eight runs in the first two innings to take an 8-5 lead.
Nate Robertson shut down the Minnesota bats over six innings allowing only three hits while Magglio Ordonez knocked in the only run in the sixth as the Tigers took down the Twins, 1-0 at the Metrodome.
Returning champs cough up four-run lead in final inning, but come back with game-winning run.
The Cubs jumped out of box early to take a 4-1 lead after one inning.
Josh Thole had no excuse, only embarrassment, for his baserunning blunder in the second inning of Friday's 5-2 win against the Philadelphia Phillies.
Timothy Creech threw a three-inning no hitter and struck out 10 as West Craven beat Goldsboro 19-0 in an Eastern Carolina 3-A Conference matchup Friday.
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In science:

By this time, however, most interest in PSR B0809+74 and its dr ifting-subpulse polar ization had subsided.1 Only now are we beg inning to apprehend fully the crucial role played by the orthogonal polar ization modes within dr ifting-subpulse sequences.
Radio Pulsars
This would seem to be one of each, so short of going into extra innings we must simply tackle the problem from the other end, the Initial Mass Function itself.
Astrophysics in 2006
Thus it was like test cricket but with just one innings for each team.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
Thus the inning ends when he sees ten page numbers that end with a 0.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
One can interpret the result as, a team consisting of eleven Richards’ will score on average 262.84 runs per ODI inning with a standard deviation of 13.75 runs per inning.
Bernoulli Runs: Using "Book Cricket" to Evaluate Cricketers
After a lengthy innings (of 10 years), it appears that the Sciama model is finally ruled out.
Do Neutrinos Decay?
Now we have to estimate the time needed to form such a cluster to estimate the epoch of the beg inning of the formation process.
Dynamical and content evolution of a sample of clusters from z~0 to z~0.5
This completes the description of the side ob jects constructed by Generic and her innings at stage i.
n-localization property
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