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Definitions of field

  1. select ( a team or individual player) for a game; " The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
  2. To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball.
  3. A piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece inclosed for tillage or pasture.
  4. a geographic region ( land or sea) under which something valuable is found; " the diamond fields of South Africa"
  5. 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"
  6. the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
  7. 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.
  8. a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; " he planted a field of wheat"
  9. extensive tract of level open land; " they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; " he longed for the fields of his youth"
  10. A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting.
  11. a particular kind of commercial enterprise; " they are outstanding in their field"
  12. catch or pick up ( balls) in baseball or cricket
  13. a place where planes take off and land
  14. 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.
  15. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country.
  16. ( computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
  17. To take the field.
  18. To act as a fielder in baseball or cricket.
  19. the area that is visible ( as through an optical instrument)
  20. The space covered by an optical instrument at one view.
  21. An open space; an extent; an expanse.
  22. A large piece of land enclosed.
  23. 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"
  24. A sphere of action; battle - ground; battle.
  25. A place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself.
  26. That part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; - called also outfield.
  27. In cricket and base- ball, to catch or stop and return to the infield; as, to field a ball.
  28. A region; open expanse; the open country.
  29. play as a fielder
  30. ( horse racing) all of the horses in a particular race
  31. To catch or stop and return to the wicket- keeper, as a ball at cricket, etc.
  32. a piece of land prepared for playing a game; " the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
  33. 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.
  34. 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).
  35. Open ground; inclosed land; place of a battle; battle; space for action; expanse.
  36. all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
  37. 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.
  38. 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.
  39. An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room.
  40. 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.
  41. A definite area or plane surface, considered in relation to some specific object.
  42. all of the horses in a particular horse race
  43. 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"
  44. Any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected.
  45. To catch, stop, throw, etc. ( the ball), as a fielder.
  46. answer adequately or successfully; " The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
  47. ( 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"
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Usage examples for field

  1. " We will talk of it this instant- upon the field. – Charlotte's Inheritance by M. E. Braddon
  2. The song in the field. – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
  3. For the next ten minutes I watched the work of the wind on the open field. – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  4. " 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
  5. I never did see such a one- horse camp with such a big potter's field. – The Long Chance by Peter B. Kyne
  6. From where they sat they could see the children in the field. – All About Johnnie Jones by Carolyn Verhoeff
  7. " It says the north field, too. – Abe Lincoln Gets His Chance by Frances Cavanah
  8. Yes, of course, Daisy; but they were in the field. – Daisy by Elizabeth Wetherell
  9. 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
  10. I don't know, it isn't my field. – Black Man's Burden by Dallas McCord Reynolds
  11. Strangely enough this was my first experience at having lunch brought out to the field. – The Killer by Stewart Edward White
  12. 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
  13. On that field they may easily beat me. – The Bartlett Mystery by Louis Tracy
  14. 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
  15. They say it's a new field. – The Harbor by Ernest Poole
  16. Yes, replied Field, I thought so, too. – The Boy With the U. S. Survey by Francis Rolt-Wheeler
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