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Definition of Field

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
  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"

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