- 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.
- (functioning as singular) cricket
- the batting turn of a player or team
- the runs scored during such a turn
- (sometimes singular) a period of opportunity or action
- (functioning as plural) land reclaimed from the sea
- baseball a division of the game consisting of a turn at bat and a turn in the field for each side
- archaic the reclamation of land from the sea
Old English innung “a taking in, a putting in,” gerundive of innian “get within, put or bring in,” from inn (adv.) “in” (see in). Meaning “a team’s turn in a game” first recorded 1735, usually plural in cricket, singular in baseball.