Definitions of field

  1. To catch, stop, throw, etc. ( the ball), as a fielder.
  2. To catch or stop and return to the wicket- keeper, as a ball at cricket, etc.
  3. In cricket and base- ball, to catch or stop and return to the infield; as, to field a ball.
  4. To take the field.
  5. To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball.
  6. To act as a fielder in baseball or cricket.
  7. 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.
  8. catch or pick up ( balls) in baseball or cricket
  9. 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.
  10. a place where planes take off and land
  11. a particular kind of commercial enterprise; " they are outstanding in their field"
  12. all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
  13. ( horse racing) all of the horses in a particular race
  14. ( 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"
  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 piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; " he planted a field of wheat"
  18. a geographic region ( land or sea) under which something valuable is found; " the diamond fields of South Africa"
  19. select ( a team or individual player) for a game; " The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
  20. answer adequately or successfully; " The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
  21. play as a fielder
  22. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country.
  23. A piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece inclosed for tillage or pasture.
  24. A place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself.
  25. An open space; an extent; an expanse.
  26. Any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected.
  27. The space covered by an optical instrument at one view.
  28. 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).
  29. An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room.
  30. A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting.
  31. That part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; - called also outfield.
  32. 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.
  33. 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.
  34. Open ground; inclosed land; place of a battle; battle; space for action; expanse.
  35. A large piece of land enclosed.
  36. A region; open expanse; the open country.
  37. A sphere of action; battle - ground; battle.
  38. 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.
  39. 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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