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 field field

noun

  • () a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed  ( field )
    a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
     he planted a field of wheat
    he planted a field of wheat
  • () a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought  ( field of honor, battleground, field of battle, battlefield, field )
    a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
     they made a tour of Civil War battlefields
    they made a tour of Civil War battlefields
  • () somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected  ( field )
    somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected
     anthropologists do much of their work in the field
    anthropologists do much of their work in the field
  • () a branch of knowledge  ( bailiwick, field of study, subject area, subject field, discipline, study, subject, field )
    a branch of knowledge
     in what discipline is his doctorate?
    in what discipline is his doctorate?
     teachers should be well trained in their subject
    teachers should be well trained in their subject
     anthropology is the study of human beings
    anthropology is the study of human beings
  • () the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it  ( field of force, force field, field )
    the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
  • () a particular kind of commercial enterprise  ( line of business, field of operation, field )
    a particular kind of commercial enterprise
     they are outstanding in their field
    they are outstanding in their field
  • () a piece of land prepared for playing a game  ( athletic field, playing area, playing field, field )
    a piece of land prepared for playing a game
     the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field
    the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field
  • () a particular environment or walk of life  ( arena, orbit, domain, sphere, field, area )
    a particular environment or walk of life
     his social sphere is limited
    his social sphere is limited
     it was a closed area of employment
    it was a closed area of employment
     he's out of my orbit
    he's out of my orbit
  • () (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1  ( field )
    (mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1
     the set of all rational numbers is a field
    the set of all rational numbers is a field
  • () extensive tract of level open land  ( champaign, plain, field )
    extensive tract of level open land
     they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain
    they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain
     he longed for the fields of his youth
    he longed for the fields of his youth
  • () a region in which active military operations are in progress  ( field of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations, field )
    a region in which active military operations are in progress
     the army was in the field awaiting action
    the army was in the field awaiting action
     he served in the Vietnam theater for three years
    he served in the Vietnam theater for three years
  • () all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event  ( field )
    all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
  • () all of the horses in a particular horse race  ( field )
    all of the horses in a particular horse race
  • a place where planes take off and land  ( airfield, field, flying field, landing field )
    a place where planes take off and land
  • the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)  ( field, field of view )
    the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)
  • (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information  ( field )
    (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
  • a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found  ( field )
    a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
     the diamond fields of South Africa
    the diamond fields of South Africa
  • verb

  • () play as a fielder  ( field )
    play as a fielder
  • () catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket  ( field )
    catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
  • select (a team or individual player) for a game  ( field )
    select (a team or individual player) for a game
     The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl
    The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl
  • answer adequately or successfully  ( field )
    answer adequately or successfully
     The lawyer fielded all questions from the press
    The lawyer fielded all questions from the press