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Meaning & Definition of Field in English

English

Field

/fild/

noun

1. A piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed

  • "He planted a field of wheat"
    synonym:
  • field

2. A region where a battle is being (or has been) fought

  • "They made a tour of civil war battlefields"
    synonym:
  • battlefield
  • ,
  • battleground
  • ,
  • field of battle
  • ,
  • field of honor
  • ,
  • field

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"
    synonym:
  • field

4. 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"
    synonym:
  • discipline
  • ,
  • subject
  • ,
  • subject area
  • ,
  • subject field
  • ,
  • 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

    synonym:
  • field
  • ,
  • field of force
  • ,
  • force field

6. A particular kind of commercial enterprise

  • "They are outstanding in their field"
    synonym:
  • field
  • ,
  • field of operation
  • ,
  • line of business

7. 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"
    synonym:
  • sphere
  • ,
  • domain
  • ,
  • area
  • ,
  • orbit
  • ,
  • field
  • ,
  • arena

8. A piece of land prepared for playing a game

  • "The home crowd cheered when princeton took the field"
    synonym:
  • playing field
  • ,
  • athletic field
  • ,
  • playing area
  • ,
  • field

9. Extensive tract of level open land

  • "They emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"
  • "He longed for the fields of his youth"
    synonym:
  • plain
  • ,
  • field
  • ,
  • champaign

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"
    synonym:
  • field

11. 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"
    synonym:
  • field
  • ,
  • field of operations
  • ,
  • theater
  • ,
  • theater of operations
  • ,
  • theatre
  • ,
  • theatre of operations

12. All of the horses in a particular horse race

    synonym:
  • field

13. All the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event

    synonym:
  • field

14. A geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found

  • "The diamond fields of south africa"
    synonym:
  • field

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

    synonym:
  • field

16. The area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)

    synonym:
  • field
  • ,
  • field of view

17. A place where planes take off and land

    synonym:
  • airfield
  • ,
  • landing field
  • ,
  • flying field
  • ,
  • field

verb

1. Catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket

    synonym:
  • field

2. Play as a fielder

    synonym:
  • field

3. Answer adequately or successfully

  • "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
    synonym:
  • field

4. Select (a team or individual player) for a game

  • "The buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the rose bowl"
    synonym:
  • field

Examples of using

Pigeons can use the terrestrial magnetic field to find their way home.
After sunset, a thin mist appeared over the field.
Tom plowed the whole field in three hours.