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Definitions of field

  1. a place where planes take off and land
  2. a particular environment or walk of life; " his social sphere is limited"; " it was a closed area of employment"; " he's out of my orbit"
  3. a piece of land prepared for playing a game; " the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
  4. a branch of knowledge; " in what discipline is his doctorate?"; " teachers should be well trained in their subject"; " anthropology is the study of human beings"
  5. a region where a battle is being ( or has been) fought; " they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
  6. extensive tract of level open land; " they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; " he longed for the fields of his youth"
  7. catch or pick up ( balls) in baseball or cricket
  8. a particular kind of commercial enterprise; " they are outstanding in their field"
  9. the area that is visible ( as through an optical instrument)
  10. all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
  11. ( horse racing) all of the horses in a particular race
  12. ( 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"
  13. ( computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
  14. 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"
  15. the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
  16. all of the horses in a particular horse race
  17. a region in which active military operations are in progress; " the army was in the field awaiting action"; " he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"
  18. a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; " he planted a field of wheat"
  19. a geographic region ( land or sea) under which something valuable is found; " the diamond fields of South Africa"
  20. select ( a team or individual player) for a game; " The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
  21. answer adequately or successfully; " The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
  22. play as a fielder
  23. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country.
  24. A piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece inclosed for tillage or pasture.
  25. A place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself.
  26. An open space; an extent; an expanse.
  27. Any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected.
  28. The space covered by an optical instrument at one view.
  29. The whole surface of an escutcheon; also, so much of it is shown unconcealed by the different bearings upon it. See Illust. of Fess, where the field is represented as gules ( red), while the fess is argent ( silver).
  30. An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room.
  31. A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting.
  32. To take the field.
  33. To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball.
  34. To catch, stop, throw, etc. ( the ball), as a fielder.
  35. That part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; - called also outfield.
  36. A piece of land inclosed for tillage or pasture; open country; a region yielding some natural product; a region yielding some natural product; site of a battle; sphere of action; a wide expanse; space within which telescopic or microscopic objects are viewed; outdoor work; in heraldry, the surface of the shleld; the ground upon which a game is played.
  37. To catch or stop and return to the wicket- keeper, as a ball at cricket, etc.
  38. To act as a fielder in baseball or cricket.
  39. A definite area or plane surface, considered in relation to some specific object.
  40. Country or open country in general; a piece of ground inclosed for tillage or pasture; the locality of a battle; the battle itself; room for action of any kind; a wide expanse; ( her.) the surface of a shield; the background on which figures are drawn.
  41. To take to the field; in cricket and base- ball, to be one of the field whose duty is to watch the ball as it is driven by the batsman, and endeavor to put him out either by catching it before it reach the ground, or by recovering it rapidly and returning it to the infield.
  42. In cricket and base- ball, to catch or stop and return to the infield; as, to field a ball.
  43. Open ground; inclosed land; place of a battle; battle; space for action; expanse.
  44. A large piece of land enclosed.
  45. A region; open expanse; the open country.
  46. A sphere of action; battle - ground; battle.
  47. A piece of land inclosed for tillage or pasture; the open country; the locality of a battle; a battle; wide expanse; room for action or operation; the ground or blank space on which figures are drawn; the whole surface of a shield; the body of fielders.
  48. To catch the ball. A field of ice, a large body of floating ice. Field of view, in a telescope or microscope, the space within which objects are visible when the instrument is adjusted to its focus. To keep the field, to remain out of garrison, or to keep ready for action.
  49. A piece of land enclosed for tillage; the open country; a battle- ground; room; space; in her., the surface of the shield; the blank space on which figures are drawn or projected; the entire space within which objects are seen by a telescope or microscope.
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Quotes of field

  1. I am a better running back every time I step on the field I try to get better each game, each summer, each season. – Shaun Alexander
  2. Let who will boast their courage in the field I find but little safety from my shield, Nature's, not honour's law we must obey: This made me cast my useless shield away. – Archilochus
  3. The amount of data and analysis available for free is a true example of information explosion has leveled the playing field for individual investors. – Maria Bartiromo
  4. Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you're a thousand miles from the corn field – Dwight D. Eisenhower
  5. I don't feel that an atmosphere of debate and total disagreement and argument is such a bad thing. It makes for a vital and alive field – Clifford Geertz
  6. I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private individuals. – Joseph Heller
  7. Although awareness of cancer's prevalence in the United States improves and medical advances in the field abound, pancreatic cancer has largely been absent from the list of major success stories. – Chris Van Hollen
  8. The workingmen have perceived that women are in the field of industry to stay; and they see, too, that there can not be two standards of work and wages for any trade without constant menace to the higher standard. – Florence Kelley
  9. You prepare yourself by concentrating on what you have to do out on the field – Brian McBride
  10. Egotism is not a good quality. It's not something to be admired or even tolerated. It wouldn't be tolerated in a field commander and it shouldn't be tolerated in a movie director. – John Milius
  11. It is a useless life that is not consecrated to a great ideal. It is like a stone wasted on the field without becoming a part of any edifice. – Jose Rizal
  12. All we can do is play ball. Every time we go out on the field we do what we do in America- live in the freedom that our country affords us. – Tim Salmon
  13. Be open to the amazing changes which are occurring in the field that interest you. – Leigh Steinberg
  14. There are wonderfully talented actresses. It's a really rich field There isn't as rich a field of material. – Meryl Streep
  15. Over this August district work period, like many of my colleagues, I spent a lot of time with the men and women in uniform from my home State. The 196th Field Artillery Brigade just got back from a year in Afghanistan. – Zach Wamp

Usage examples for field

  1. " We will talk of it this instant- upon the field – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  2. For the next ten minutes I watched the work of the wind on the open field – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  3. Yes, of course, Daisy; but they were in the field – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  4. And Curly Field is dead! – The Enchanted Canyon by Honoré Willsie Morrow
  5. I don't know, it isn't my field – Black Man's Burden by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  6. Yes, replied Field I thought so, too. – The Boy With the U. S. Survey by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
  7. But when they saw Mary Baines go crying down the field path, Muriel asked " why she cried? – John Halifax, Gentleman by Dinah Maria Mulock Craik
  8. Field not only did not love all children, he truly loved very few children. – Eugene Field, A Study In Heredity And Contradictions by Slason Thompson
  9. " It says the north field too. – Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance by Frances Cavanah
  10. I had hoped he would help me in my own field but he could not if he would. – Black Oxen by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
  11. " Well, it was just turning into a field about two miles above here," he replied. – Adventures In Contentment by David Grayson AKA: Ray Stannard Baker
  12. From where they sat they could see the children in the field – All About Johnnie Jones by Carolyn Verhoeff
  13. Catiline himself was crushed in the field – The World's Greatest Books, Vol XI. by Edited by Arthur Mee and J.A. Hammerton
  14. He pulled his skiff up on the shore, and then, scarcely glancing behind him, at once passed swiftly into the field and soon disappeared from sight. – The Go Ahead Boys on Smugglers' Island by Ross Kay
  15. In other words, we are not so early in the field as we thought we were. – A Crime of the Under-seas by Guy Boothby
  16. I never did see such a one- horse camp with such a big potter's field – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  17. Strangely enough this was my first experience at having lunch brought out to the field – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  18. The song in the field – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  19. On that field they may easily beat me. – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  20. They say it's a new field – The Harbor by Ernest Poole