1. [ noun ] (geography) a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed

"he planted a field of wheat"

Related terms: tract lawn yard campus paddy grainfield firebreak
2. [ noun ] (military,geography) a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
Synonyms: battlefield field_of_battle battleground field_of_honor

"they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"

Related terms: tract Armageddon camlan battlefront sector
3. [ 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"

Related terms: region
4. [ noun ] a branch of knowledge
Synonyms: subject study discipline bailiwick field_of_study subject_field branch_of_knowledge subject_area

"in what discipline is his doctorate?" "teachers should be well trained in their subject" "anthropology is the study of human beings"

Related terms: knowledge_domain theology science humanistic_discipline engineering ology architecture protology futuristics allometry military_science frontier communication_theory major occultism numerology bibliotics theogony learn
5. [ noun ] (physics) the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
Synonyms: force_field field_of_force
Related terms: physical_phenomenon magnetic_field gravitational_field radiation_field electric_field
6. [ noun ] (business) a particular kind of commercial enterprise
Synonyms: field_of_operation line_of_business

"they are outstanding in their field"

Related terms: commercial_enterprise
7. [ noun ] a particular environment or walk of life
Synonyms: area sphere domain arena orbit

"his social sphere is limited" "it was a closed area of employment" "he's out of my orbit"

Related terms: environment front kingdom province political_arena preserve lap distaff
8. [ noun ] (geography) a piece of land prepared for playing a game
Synonyms: athletic_field playing_area playing_field

"the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"

Related terms: tract court ball_field football_field palaestra bowling_green arena stadium midfield
9. [ noun ] (geography) extensive tract of level open land
Synonyms: plain champaign

"they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain" "he longed for the fields of his youth"

Related terms: land flat steppe llano snowfield moor tundra nullarbor_plain flood_plain peneplain Olympia
10. [ 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"

Related terms: set scalar_field mathematics
11. [ noun ] (military) a region in which active military operations are in progress
Synonyms: theater theater_of_operations theatre theatre_of_operations field_of_operations

"the army was in the field awaiting action" "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"

Related terms: region theater_of_war combat_zone military
12. [ verb ] (baseball,cricket,games) play as a fielder, in baseball or cricket
Related terms: play sport fielder fielding
13. [ noun ] all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
Related terms: set
14. [ verb ] (baseball,cricket) catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
Related terms: handle handle fielder
15. [ noun ] (horse racing) all of the horses in a particular race
Related terms: set horse_racing
16. [ verb ] select (a team or individual player) for a game

"The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"

Related terms: choose
17. [ noun ] Last name, frequency rank in the U.S. is 1165
18. [ noun ] (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
Related terms: set bit_field computer_science
19. [ verb ] answer adequately or successfully

"The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"

Related terms: answer
20. [ noun ] (geography) a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found

"the diamond fields of South Africa"

Related terms: geographical_area oilfield gasfield coalfield
21. [ noun ] the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)
Synonyms: field_of_view
Related terms: visual_percept operative_field microscopic_field
22. [ noun ] (transportation) a place where planes take off and land
Synonyms: landing_field flying_field airfield
Related terms: facility airport airstrip auxiliary_airfield transportation_system taxiway flight_line runway apron
Similar spelling:   filled