field meaning

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field verb
1. (handle) catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
2. (play) play as a fielder
3. (answer) answer adequately or successfully
  • "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
4. (choose) select (a team or individual player) for a game
  • "The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
field noun
1. (tract) a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
  • "he planted a field of wheat"
2. (region) 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"
3. (physical_phenomenon) the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
Related: field_of_force, force_field
4. (commercial_enterprise) a particular kind of commercial enterprise
Related: field_of_operation, line_of_business
  • "they are outstanding in their field"
5. (set) (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"
6. (region) a region in which active military operations are in progress
Related: field_of_operations, theater, theater_of_operations, theatre, theatre_of_operations
  • "the army was in the field awaiting action"
  • "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"
7. (set) all of the horses in a particular horse race
8. (set) all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
9. (geographical_area) a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
  • "the diamond fields of South Africa"
10. (set) (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
11. (visual_percept) the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)
Related: field_of_view
plain noun
1. (land) extensive tract of level open land
Related: field, champaign
  • "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"
  • "he longed for the fields of his youth"
discipline noun
  • "in what discipline is his doctorate?"
  • "teachers should be well trained in their subject"
  • "anthropology is the study of human beings"
sphere noun
1. (environment) a particular environment or walk of life
Related: domain, area, orbit, field, arena
  • "his social sphere is limited"
  • "it was a closed area of employment"
  • "he's out of my orbit"
battlefield noun
1. (tract) a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
Related: battleground, field_of_battle, field_of_honor, field
  • "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
airfield noun
1. (facility) a place where planes take off and land
Related: landing_field, flying_field, field
playing_field noun
1. (tract) a piece of land prepared for playing a game
Related: athletic_field, playing_area, field
  • "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
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