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Noun: field  feeld
  1. A piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
    "he planted a field of wheat"
  2. A region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
    "they made a tour of Civil War fields of battle";
    - battlefield, battleground, field of battle, field of honor [US]
  3. 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. A branch of knowledge
    "in what subject field is his doctorate?";
    - discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field of study, study, bailiwick
  5. 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
  6. A particular kind of commercial enterprise
    "they are outstanding in their field";
    - field of operation, line of business
  7. A particular environment or walk of life
    "his social field is limited";
    - sphere, domain, area, orbit, arena
  8. A piece of land prepared for playing a game
    "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field";
    - playing field, athletic field, playing area, pitch [Brit]
  9. Extensive tract of level open land
    "he longed for the fields of his youth";
    - plain, champaign, flatland
  10. (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. (military) a region in which active military operations are in progress
    "the army was in the field awaiting action";
    - field of operations, theater [US], theater of operations [US], theatre, theatre of operations
  12. (horse racing) all of the horses in a particular horse race
  13. All the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
  14. A geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
    "the diamond fields of South Africa"
  15. (computing) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
  16. The area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)
    - field of view
  17. A place where planes take off and land
    - airfield, landing field, flying field
Verb: field  feeld
  1. Catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
  2. (sport) play as a fielder
  3. Answer adequately or successfully
    "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
  4. Select (a team or individual player) for a game
    "The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"

Derived forms: fields, fielding, fielded

Type of: answer, business, business enterprise, choose, commercial enterprise, domain, dry land, earth, environment, facility, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, ground, handle, installation, knowledge base, knowledge domain, land, palm, parcel, parcel of land, physical phenomenon, pick out, piece of ground, piece of land, play, region, reply, respond, select, set, solid ground, take, terra firma, tract, visual image, visual percept

Part of: arena, bowl, sports stadium, stadium, theater of war [US], theatre of war, transit, transportation, transportation system

Encyclopedia: Field, Nicholas