Definition of Field

1. Noun. A piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed. "He planted a field of wheat"

2. Verb. Catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket.
Generic synonyms: Handle, Palm
Derivative terms: Fielder, Fielding

3. Noun. A region where a battle is being (or has been) fought. "They made a tour of Civil War battlefields"

4. Verb. Play as a fielder.
Category relationships: Athletics, Sport
Generic synonyms: Play
Derivative terms: Fielder, Fielder, Fielding

5. 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"
Generic synonyms: Region

6. Verb. Answer adequately or successfully. "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
Generic synonyms: Answer, Reply, Respond

7. Noun. A branch of knowledge. "Anthropology is the study of human beings"

8. Verb. Select (a team or individual player) for a game. "The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
Generic synonyms: Choose, Pick Out, Select, Take

9. Noun. The space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it.

10. Noun. A particular kind of commercial enterprise. "They are outstanding in their field"

11. Noun. A particular environment or walk of life. "He's out of my orbit"

12. Noun. A piece of land prepared for playing a game. "The home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"

13. Noun. Extensive tract of level open land. "He longed for the fields of his youth"

14. 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"
Category relationships: Math, Mathematics, Maths
Generic synonyms: Set
Specialized synonyms: Scalar Field

15. Noun. A region in which active military operations are in progress. "He served in the Vietnam theater for three years"

16. Noun. All of the horses in a particular horse race.
Category relationships: Horse Racing
Generic synonyms: Set

17. Noun. All the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event.
Generic synonyms: Set

18. Noun. A geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found. "The diamond fields of South Africa"

19. Noun. (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information.
Category relationships: Computer Science, Computing
Generic synonyms: Set
Specialized synonyms: Bit Field

20. Noun. The area that is visible (as through an optical instrument).
Exact synonyms: Field Of View
Generic synonyms: Visual Image, Visual Percept
Specialized synonyms: Microscopic Field, Operative Field

21. Noun. A place where planes take off and land.

Definition of Field

1. n. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country.

2. v. i. To take the field.

3. v. t. To catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder.

Definition of Field

1. Proper noun. (surname) ¹

2. Noun. A land area free of woodland, cities, and towns; open country. ¹

3. Noun. A wide, open space that is usually used to grow crops or to hold farm animals. ¹

4. Noun. The open country near or belonging to a city -- usually used in plural. ¹

5. Noun. A region affected by a particular force. ¹

6. Noun. A course of study or domain of knowledge or practice. ¹

7. Noun. An area that can be seen at a given time. ¹

8. Noun. A place where a battle is fought; a battlefield. ¹

9. Noun. An area reserved for playing a game. ¹

10. Noun. A realm of practical, direct, or natural operation, contrasting with an office, classroom, or laboratory. ¹

11. Noun. (algebra) 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). ¹

12. Noun. (geology) A region containing a particular mineral. ¹

13. Noun. (heraldry) The background of the shield ¹

14. Noun. (computing) An area of memory or storage reserved for a particular value. ¹

15. Noun. A component of a database record in which a single unit of information is stored. ¹

16. Noun. A physical or virtual location for the input of information in the form of characters. ¹

17. Noun. (baseball obsolete) The team in a match who is throwing the ball and trying to catch the ball hit by the other team (the bat). ¹

18. Verb. (transitive sports) To intercept or catch (a ball) and play it. ¹

19. Verb. (baseball softball cricket and other batting sports) To be the team catching and throwing the ball, as opposed to hitting it. ¹

20. Verb. (transitive sports) To place a team in (a game). ¹

21. Verb. (transitive) To answer; to address. ¹

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Definition of Field

1. to play as a fielder [v -ED, -ING, -S]

Medical Definition of Field

1. In physics, any macroscopic quantity which exists (and typically varies) throughout a region of space. Standard examples include Electric and Magnetic fields, velocity flow fields, gravitational fields, etc. (09 Oct 1997)

Lexicographical Neighbors of Field

fiduciary duty
fiduciary relation
field (current term)
field-effect transistor
field-emission microscope
field-grade officer
field-pea plant
field-programmable gate array
field-programmable gate arrays
field-reversed configuration
field-sequential color TV
field-sequential color TV system
field-sequential color television
field-sequential color television system

Literary usage of Field

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1922)
"If the magnetic moment of one electronic orbit is positive the effect of the external field is to decrease it and if the magnetic moment of another orbit is ..."

2. Le Morte Darthur: Sir Thomas Malory's Book of King Arthur and of His Noble by Thomas Malory, Alfred William Pollard, William Caxton (1903)
"And so they beat the King of Wales and the King of Scots far aback, and made them to avoid the field ; but Sir Tristram and Sir Gareth abode still in the ..."

3. Bulletin (1914)
"It is said that outside refineries are offering $1.60 per barrel for the light oil from the Douglas field, fob, and the producers of the Spring Valley field ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1917)
"L. MILLER LEHIGH UNIVERSITY, December 12, 1916 SCIENTIFIC BOOKS field Geology. By FREDERICK H. LAHEE, Assistant Professor of Geology in the Massachusetts ..."

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