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Princeton's WordNet

  1. field(noun)

    a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed

    "he planted a field of wheat"

  2. 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"

  3. field(noun)

    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"

  4. 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"

  5. 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

  6. field, field of operation, line of business(noun)

    a particular kind of commercial enterprise

    "they are outstanding in their field"

  7. 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"

  8. 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"

  9. 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"

  10. field(noun)

    (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"

  11. 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"

  12. field(noun)

    all of the horses in a particular horse race

  13. field(noun)

    all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event

  14. field(noun)

    a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found

    "the diamond fields of South Africa"

  15. field(noun)

    (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information

  16. field, field of view(noun)

    the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)

  17. airfield, landing field, flying field, field(verb)

    a place where planes take off and land

  18. field(verb)

    catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket

  19. field(verb)

    play as a fielder

  20. field(verb)

    answer adequately or successfully

    "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"

  21. field(verb)

    select (a team or individual player) for a game

    "The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"


  1. field(n.)

    (Sports) An open, usually flat, piece of land on which a sports contest is played; a playing field; as, a football field; a baseball field.

  2. field(n.)

    (Physics) The influence of a physical object, such as an electrically charged body, which is capable of exerting force on objects at a distance; also, the region of space over which such an influence is effective; as, the earth's gravitational field; an electrical field; a magnetic field; a force field.

  3. Origin: [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. flt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.]


  1. field(Noun)

    A land area free of woodland, cities, and towns; open country.

    There are several species of wild flowers growing in this field.

  2. field(Noun)

    A wide, open space that is usually used to grow crops or to hold farm animals.

  3. field(Noun)

    The open country near or belonging to a city -- usually used in plural.

  4. field(Noun)

    A region affected by a particular force.

    magnetic field

  5. field(Noun)

    A course of study or domain of knowledge or practice.

    He was an expert in the field of Chinese history.

  6. field(Noun)

    An area that can be seen at a given time.

  7. field(Noun)

    A place where a battle is fought; a battlefield.

  8. field(Noun)

    An area reserved for playing a game.

  9. field(Noun)

    A realm of practical, direct, or natural operation, contrasting with an office, classroom, or laboratory.

  10. field(Verb)

    To intercept or catch (a ball) and play it.

  11. field(Verb)

    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.

  12. field(Verb)

    To place a team in (a game).

    The away team fielded two new players and the second-choice goalkeeper.

  13. field(Verb)

    To answer; to address.

    She will field questions immediately after her presentation.

  14. field(Noun)

    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.

  15. field(Noun)

    A region containing a particular mineral.

    oil field; gold field

  16. field(Noun)

    The background of the shield

  17. field(Noun)

    An area of memory or storage reserved for a particular value.

  18. field(Noun)

    A component of a database record in which a single unit of information is stored.

  19. field(Noun)

    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.

  20. field(Noun)

    The team in a match who is throwing the ball and trying to catch the ball hit by the other team (the bat).

  21. 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.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Field(noun)

    cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country

  2. Field(noun)

    a piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece inclosed for tillage or pasture

  3. Field(noun)

    a place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself

  4. Field(noun)

    an open space; an extent; an expanse

  5. Field(noun)

    any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected

  6. Field(noun)

    the space covered by an optical instrument at one view

  7. Field(noun)

    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)

  8. Field(noun)

    an unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room

  9. Field(noun)

    a collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting

  10. Field(noun)

    that part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; -- called also outfield

  11. Field(verb)

    to take the field

  12. Field(verb)

    to stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball

  13. Field(verb)

    to catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder

  14. Origin: [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. flt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.]


  1. Field

    In agriculture, the word field refers generally to an area of land enclosed or otherwise and used for agricultural purposes such as: ⁕Cultivating crops ⁕Usage as a paddock or, generally, an enclosure of livestock ⁕Land left to lie fallow or as arable land ⁕ A green field or paddock with Hereford cattle. ⁕ A summer field. ⁕ Two women in a field. ⁕ Sown fields in an open field system of farming. ⁕ A rare green summer fields

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Field

    fēld, n. country or open country in general: a piece of ground enclosed for tillage or pasture: the range of any series of actions or energies: the locality of a battle: the battle itself: room for action of any kind: a wide expanse: (her.) the surface of a shield: the background on which figures are drawn: the part of a coin left unoccupied by the main device: those taking part in a hunt: all the entries collectively against which a single contestant has to compete: all the parties not individually excepted, as 'to bet on the field' in a horse-race.—v.t. at cricket and base-ball, to catch or stop and return to the fixed place.—v.i. to stand in positions so as to catch the ball easily in cricket.—ns. Field′-allow′ance, a small extra payment to officers on active service; Field′-artill′ery, light ordnance suited for active operations in the field; Field′-bed, a camp or trestle bedstead; Field′-book, a book used in surveying fields.—n.pl. Field′-col′ours, small flags used for marking the position for companies and regiments, also any regimental headquarters' flags.—n. Field′-day, a day when troops are drawn out for instruction in field exercises: any day of unusual bustle.—adj. Field′ed (Shak.), encamped.—ns. Field′er, one who fields; Field′fare, a species of thrush, having a reddish-yellow throat and breast spotted with black; Field′-glass, a binocular telescope slung over the shoulder in a case; Field′-gun, a light cannon mounted on a carriage; Field′-hand, an outdoor farm labourer; Field′-hos′pital, a temporary hospital near the scene of battle; Field′-ice, ice formed in the polar seas in large surfaces, distinguished from icebergs; Field′ing, the acting in the field at cricket as distinguished from batting; Field′-mar′shal, an officer of the highest rank in the army; Field′-meet′ing, a conventicle; Field′-mouse, a species of mouse that lives in the fields; Field′-night, a night marked by some important gathering, discussion, &c.; Field′-off′icer, a military officer above the rank of captain, and below that of general; Field′piece, a cannon or piece of artillery used in the field of battle; Field′-preach′er, one who preaches in the open air; Field′-preach′ing; Fields′man, a fielder.—n.pl. Field′-sports, sports of the field, as hunting, racing, &c.—n. Field′-train, a department of the Royal Artillery responsible for the safety and supply of ammunition during war.—advs. Field′ward, -wards, toward the fields.—n.pl. Field′works, temporary works thrown up by troops in the field, either for protection or to cover an attack upon a stronghold.—Field of vision, the compass of visual po

Dictionary of Nautical Terms

  1. field

    The country in which military operations are being carried on; the scene of a conflict.--Taking the field, quitting cantonments, and going on active service.

Military Dictionary and Gazetteer

  1. field

    A cleared space or plain where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself. To take the field means to commence active operations against an enemy.

  2. field

    In heraldry, the surface of a shield; hence, any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected.

British National Corpus

  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'field' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #663

  2. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'field' in Written Corpus Frequency: #1239

  3. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'field' in Nouns Frequency: #181

Anagrams for field »

  1. filed

  2. flied

  3. felid

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of field in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of field in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

Examples of field in a Sentence

  1. Roger King:

    You level the playing field.

  2. Public Instruction Randy Dorn:

    This levels the playing field.

  3. India Chairman Arun Tiwari:

    You have to go out in the field.

  4. Catherine Zucker:

    It's a really new field of study.

  5. Ashton Eaton:

    I love the sport of track and field.

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