Definition of Field in English :

Define Field in English

Field meaning in English

Meaning of Field in English

Pronunciation of Field in English

Field pronunciation in English

Pronounce Field in English


see synonyms of field


1. field

a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed

Example Sentences:
'he planted a field of wheat'

2. battlefield, battleground, field, field of battle, field of honor

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

Example Sentences:
'they made a tour of Civil War battlefields'

3. field

somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected

Example Sentences:
'anthropologists do much of their work in the field'

4. bailiwick, discipline, field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field

a branch of knowledge

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

5. field, field of force, force field

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

6. field, field of operation, line of business

a particular kind of commercial enterprise

Example Sentences:
'they are outstanding in their field'

7. area, arena, domain, field, orbit, sphere

a particular environment or walk of life

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

8. athletic field, field, playing area, playing field

a piece of land prepared for playing a game

Example Sentences:
'the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field'

9. champaign, field, plain

extensive tract of level open land

Example Sentences:
'they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain'
'he longed for the fields of his youth'

10. field

(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

Example Sentences:
'the set of all rational numbers is a field'

11. field, field of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations

a region in which active military operations are in progress

Example Sentences:
'the army was in the field awaiting action'
'he served in the Vietnam theater for three years'

12. field

all of the horses in a particular horse race

13. field

all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event

14. field

a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found

Example Sentences:
'the diamond fields of South Africa'

15. field

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

16. field, field of view

the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)

17. airfield, field, flying field, landing field

a place where planes take off and land


18. field

catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket

19. field

play as a fielder

20. field

answer adequately or successfully

Example Sentences:
'The lawyer fielded all questions from the press'

21. field

select (a team or individual player) for a game

Example Sentences:
'The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl'

WordNet Lexical Database for English. Princeton University. 2010.


see synonyms of field
an open tract of uncultivated grassland; meadow
▶ Related adjective: campestral
a piece of land cleared of trees and undergrowth, usually enclosed with a fence or hedge and used for pasture or growing crops
a field of barley
a limited or marked off area, usually of mown grass, on which any of various sports, athletic competitions, etc, are held
a soccer field
an area that is rich in minerals or other natural resources
a coalfield
5.  short for battlefield, airfield
the mounted followers that hunt with a pack of hounds
all the runners in a particular race or competitors in a competition
the runners in a race or competitors in a competition excluding the favourite
8. cricket
the fielders collectively, esp with regard to their positions
a wide or open expanse
a field of snow
an area of human activity
the field of human knowledge
a sphere or division of knowledge, interest, etc
his field is physics
a place away from the laboratory, office, library, etc, usually out of doors, where practical work is done or original material or data collected
(as modifier)
a field course
the surface or background, as of a flag, coin, or heraldic shield, on which a design is displayed
13. Also called: field of view
the area within which an object may be observed with a telescope, microscope, etc
14. physics
a.  field of force
a region of space that is a vector field
a region of space under the influence of some scalar quantity, such as temperature
15. mathematics
a set of entities subject to two binary operations, addition and multiplication, such that the set is a commutative group under addition and the set, minus the zero, is a commutative group under multiplication and multiplication is distributive over addition
16. mathematics, logic
the set of elements that are either arguments or values of a function; the union of its domain and range
17. computing
a set of one or more characters comprising a unit of information
a predetermined section of a record
18. television
one of two or more sets of scanning lines which when interlaced form the complete picture
19. obsolete
the open country
beasts of the field
20.  hold the field
21.  in the field
22.  lead the field
23.  leave the field
24.  take the field
25.  play the field
26. (modifier) military
of or relating to equipment, personnel, etc, specifically designed or trained for operations in the field
a field gun
a field army
27. (transitive) sport
to stop, catch, or return (the ball) as a fielder
28. (transitive) sport
to send (a player or team) onto the field to play
29. (intransitive) sport
(of a player or team) to act or take turn as a fielder or fielders
30. (transitive) military
to put (an army, a unit, etc) in the field
31. (transitive)
to enter (a person) in a competition
each party fielded a candidate
32. (transitive) informal
to deal with or handle, esp adequately and by making a reciprocal gesture
to field a question
John. 1782–1837, Irish composer and pianist, lived in Russia from 1803: invented the nocturne

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see synonyms of field
Cyrus West1819-92; U.S. industrialist: promoted the first transatlantic cable
Eugene1850-95; U.S. journalist & poet
a wide stretch of open land; plain
a piece of cleared land, set off or enclosed, for raising crops or pasturing livestock
a piece of land used for some particular purpose
a landing field
an area of land producing some natural resource
a gold field
any wide, unbroken expanse
a field of ice
a battlefield
a battle
an area of military operations
a military area away from the post or headquarters
an area where practical work is done, as by a social worker, geologist, etc., away from the central office, laboratory, or the like
usually with the
camping equipment tested in the field
a realm of knowledge or of special work or opportunity
the field of electronics
an area of observation, as in a microscope
the background, as on a flag or coin
an area where games or athletic events are held
the part of such an area, usually inside a closed racing track, where contests in the high jump, long jump, shot put, pole vault, etc. are held
c.  US
in baseball, any part of the outfield
a batter who hits to all fields
all the entrants in a contest
all the entrants in a contest except the one(s) specified
12.  Computing
any of the units of storage that are grouped to form a record (sense 13)
13.  Heraldry
the surface or part of the surface of a shield
14.  Horse Racing
those horses, in a race with more than twelve entrants, that are grouped together to function as a unit for betting purposes
15.  Ancient Mathematics
a set of numbers or other algebraic elements for which arithmetic operations (except for division by zero) are defined in a consistent manner to yield another element of the set
16.  Physics
a region, volume, or space where a specific, measurable force, as gravity or magnetism, exists
17.  Television
the area viewed by the camera
the area that the scanning element covers in one vertical sweep
of, operating in, or held on the field or fields
growing in fields; having a field as its habitat
verb transitive
a.  Baseball and Cricket
to catch (a batted or thrown ball)
to put (a team or player) in the field for a game or competition
to position in a given location
to field an army
22.  Informal
to answer (a question) extemporaneously
to deal with; handle
to field phone calls
verb intransitive
23.  Baseball and Cricket
to play as a fielder

Webster’s New World College Dictionary, 4th Edition. Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt. All rights reserved.


see synonyms of field
a. A broad, level, open expanse of land.
b. A meadow: cows grazing in a field.
c. A cultivated expanse of land, especially one devoted to a particular crop: a field of corn.
d. A portion of land or a geologic formation containing a specified natural resource: a copper field.
e. A wide unbroken expanse, as of ice.
a. A battleground.
b. Archaic A battle.
c. The scene or an area of military operations or maneuvers: officers in the field.
a. A background area, as on a flag, painting, or coin: a blue insignia on a field of red.
b. Heraldry The background of a shield or one of the divisions of the background.
a. An area or setting of practical activity or application outside an office, school, factory, or laboratory: biologists working in the field; a product tested in the field.
b. An area or region where business activities are conducted: sales representatives in the field.
5. Sports
a. An area in which an athletic event takes place, especially the area inside or near to a running track, where field events are held.
b. In baseball, the positions on defense or the ability to play defense: She excels in the field.
c. In baseball, one of the three sections of the outfield: He can hit to any field.
6. A range, area, or subject of human activity, interest, or knowledge: several fields of endeavor.
a. The contestants or participants in a competition or athletic event, especially those other than the favorite or winner.
b. The body of riders following a pack of hounds in hunting.
c. The people running in an election for a political office: The field has been reduced to three candidates.
8. Mathematics A set of elements having two operations, designated addition and multiplication, satisfying the conditions that multiplication is distributive over addition, that the set is a group under addition, and that the elements with the exception of the additive identity form a group under multiplication.
9. Physics A physical quantity in a region of space, such as gravitational force or fluid pressure, having a distinct value (scalar, vector, or tensor) at each point.
10. The usually circular area in which the image is rendered by the lens system of an optical instrument; field of view.
11. Computers
a. An element of a database record in which one piece of information is stored.
b. A space, as on an online form or request for information, that accepts the input of text: an address field.
1. Growing, cultivated, or living in fields or open land.
2. Made, used, or carried on in the field: field operations.
3. Working, operating, or active in the field: field representatives of a firm.
v. field·ed, field·ing, fields
v. tr.
a. Sports To catch or pick up (a ball) and often make a throw to another player, especially in baseball.
b. To respond to or deal with: fielded tough questions from the press.
a. Sports To place in the playing area: field a team.
b. To nominate in an election: field a candidate.
c. To put into action; deploy: field an army of campaign workers.
3. To enter (data) into a field.
v. intr.
To play as a fielder: How well can he field?
American merchant who organized Marshall Field and Company, the largest wholesale and retail dry goods establishment of the late 1800s.
American merchant and financier who planned and oversaw the laying of the transatlantic telegraph cable (completed 1866).

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