Baseball. a division of a game during which each team has an opportunity to score until three outs have been made against it.
a similar opportunity to score in certain other games, as horseshoes.
an opportunity for activity; a turn: Now the opposition will have its inning.
innings, (used with a singular verb)
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 or when the team declares.
land reclaimed, especially from the sea.
the act of reclaiming marshy or flooded land.
enclosure, as of wasteland.
the gathering in of crops.

before 900; Middle English inninge, Old English innung a getting in, equivalent to inn(ian) to go in + -ung -ing1 Unabridged
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inning (ˈɪnɪŋ)
1.  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]

innings (ˈɪnɪŋz)
1.  (functioning as singular) cricket
 a.  the batting turn of a player or team
 b.  the runs scored during such a turn
2.  (sometimes singular) a period of opportunity or action
3.  (functioning as plural) land reclaimed from the sea

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Word Origin & History

O.E. innung "a taking in, a putting in," ger. of innian "get within, put or bring in," from inn (adv.) "in" (see in). Meaning of "a team's turn in a game" first recorded 1738, usually pl. in cricket, sing. in baseball.
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The symbol for the element indium.

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The symbol for indium.
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Example sentences for innings
In the shorter game, he often accelerated the scoring in the later overs of the innings.
In the final, he scored an unbeaten five in a brief innings at the end of the innings.
With only one completed innings for each side, the match ended in a draw.
He left the field but came back in the second innings with his head swathed in bandages.
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