|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"
|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|
|Related terms:||physical_phenomenon magnetic_field gravitational_field radiation_field electric_field|
|6.||[ noun ] (business) a particular kind of commercial enterprise|
"they are outstanding in their field"
|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|
"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|
|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"
|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"
|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)|
|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|