Definitions for FIELDfild
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a piece of open or cleared land, esp. one suitable for pasture or tillage.
a piece of ground devoted to sports or contests; playing field. an area in which field events are held.
a sphere or branch of activity or interest:
the field of teaching.
the area drawn on or serviced by a business or profession; outlying areas where practical activities or operations are carried on:
our representatives in the field.
a job or research location away from regular workshop or study facilities, offices, or the like.
the scene or area of active military operations. a battleground. a battle.
an expanse of anything:
a field of ice.
any region characterized by a particular feature, resource, activity, etc.:
an oil field.
the surface of a canvas, shield, flag, or coin on which something is portrayed:
a gold star on a field of blue.
all the competitors in a contest, or all the competitors except for the leader.
(in betting) all the contestants or numbers that are grouped together as one.
Physics. a region of space in which a force acts, as that around a magnet or a charged particle. the quantity defined by the force acting on a given object or particle at each point in such a region.
the entire angular expanse visible through an optical instrument at a given time.
the structure in a generator or motor that produces a magnetic field around a rotating armature.
Category: Electricity and Magnetism
Math. a number system that has the same properties relative to the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as the number system of all real numbers.
the area of a photographic subject that is taken in by a lens at a particular diaphragm opening.
the total complex of factors within which a psychological event occurs and is perceived as occurring.
a unit of information, as a person's name, that combines with related fields, as an official title or company name, to form one complete record in a computerized database.
(v.t.)(in baseball and cricket) to catch or pick up (the ball) in play. to place (a player, group of players, or a team) in the field to play.
to answer skillfully:
to field a difficult question.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to place in competition.
Category: Common Vocabulary
to put into action or on duty.
Category: Common Vocabulary
(v.i.)to act as a fielder in baseball or cricket.
(adj.)Sports. of, taking place, or competed for on the field and not on the track, as the discus throw or shot put. of or pertaining to field events.
of or pertaining to active combat service as distinguished from service in rear areas or at headquarters:
a field soldier.
of or pertaining to a field.
working in the fields of a farm.
working as a salesperson, representative, etc., in the field:
grown or cultivated in a field.
Idioms for field:
play the field, Informal. to engage in a broad range of activities. to date a number of persons during the same period of time.
Category: Idiom, Informal
Origin of field:
bef. 1000; ME, OE feld
Cyrus West, 1819–92, U.S. financier.
Eugene, 1850–95, U.S. poet and journalist.
a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
"he planted a field of wheat"
battlefield, battleground, field of battle, field of honor, field(noun)
a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
"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
"anthropologists do much of their work in the field"
discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick(noun)
a branch of knowledge
"in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
field, field of force, force field(noun)
the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
field, field of operation, line of business(noun)
a particular kind of commercial enterprise
"they are outstanding in their field"
sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena(noun)
a particular environment or walk of life
"his social sphere is limited"; "it was a closed area of employment"; "he's out of my orbit"
playing field, athletic field, playing area, field(noun)
a piece of land prepared for playing a game
"the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
plain, field, champaign(noun)
extensive tract of level open land
"they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"
(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"
field, field of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations(noun)
a region in which active military operations are in progress
"the army was in the field awaiting action"; "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"
all of the horses in a particular horse race
all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
"the diamond fields of South Africa"
(computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
field, field of view(noun)
the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)
airfield, landing field, flying field, field(verb)
a place where planes take off and land
catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
play as a fielder
answer adequately or successfully
"The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
select (a team or individual player) for a game
"The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
Kernerman English Learner's Dictionary
an area used for growing crops
a field of corn
an area with wild grasses and other plants
a housing development where the fields used to be
a sports playing area
a football field
an area containing a natural resource
an oil/coal field
an area of study or business
discoveries in the field of physics
a space in a computer program where you can enter information
Enter your card number in the payment field.
an area in which a physical force can have an effect
a magnetic field
A land area free of woodland, cities, and towns; open country.
There are several species of wild flowers growing in this field.
A wide, open space that is usually used to grow crops or to hold farm animals.
The open country near or belonging to a city -- usually used in plural.
A region affected by a particular force.
A course of study or domain of knowledge or practice.
He was an expert in the field of Chinese history.
An area that can be seen at a given time.
A place where a battle is fought; a battlefield.
An area reserved for playing a game.
A realm of practical, direct, or natural operation, contrasting with an office, classroom, or laboratory.
To intercept or catch (a ball) and play it.
To be the team catching and throwing the ball, as opposed to hitting it.
The blue team are fielding first, while the reds are batting.
To place a team in (a game).
The away team fielded two new players and the second-choice goalkeeper.
To answer; to address.
She will field questions immediately after her presentation.
A set having two operations called addition and multiplication under both of which all the elements of the set are commutative and associative; for which multiplication distributes over addition; and for both of which there exist an identity element and an inverse element (except for the additive identity).
The set of rational numbers, uE00027132uE001, is the prototypical field.
A region containing a particular mineral.
oil field; gold field
The background of the shield
An area of memory or storage reserved for a particular value.
A component of a database record in which a single unit of information is stored.
A physical or virtual location for the input of information in the form of characters.
The form has fields for each element of the customer's home address and ship-to address.
The team in a match who is throwing the ball and trying to catch the ball hit by the other team (the bat).
Origin: From field, feeld, feld, from feld, from felþuz, from pelh₂-. Cognate with feld, feild, fjild, West Frisian fjild, Dutch veld, German Feld, Swedish fält. Related also to folde, folm. More at fold.
cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country
a piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece inclosed for tillage or pasture
a place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself
an open space; an extent; an expanse
any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected
the space covered by an optical instrument at one view
the whole surface of an escutcheon; also, so much of it is shown unconcealed by the different bearings upon it. See Illust. of Fess, where the field is represented as gules (red), while the fess is argent (silver)
an unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room
a collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting
that part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; -- called also outfield
to take the field
to stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball
to catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder
Translations for FIELD
Kernerman English Multilingual Dictionary
a piece of land enclosed for growing crops, keeping animals etc
Our house is surrounded by fields.
- land; akker; landeryeAfrikaans
- campoPortuguese (BR)
- das FeldGerman
- põld, nurmEstonian
- lauks; tīrumsLatvian
- jorde,åker, engNorwegian
- ميدان، ډګر، دباندې، بېر، بيديا ورشو،مځكه، سيمه، ساحه.Pashto
- äng, hageSwedish
- tarla, otlak, meraTurkish
- 農田，牧場Chinese (Trad.)
- چراگاہ ، کھیتی کے لۓ احاطہUrdu
- đồng ruộngVietnamese
- 农田，牧场Chinese (Simp.)
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