Definitions for field

Definitions for (noun) field

Main entry: line of business, field, field of operation

Definition: a particular kind of commercial enterprise

Usage: they are outstanding in their field

Main entry: airfield, field, flying field, landing field

Definition: a place where planes take off and land

Main entry: field, field of view

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

Main entry: field, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field, bailiwick, discipline

Definition: a branch of knowledge

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

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Definition: all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event

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Definition: all of the horses in a particular horse race

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Definition: (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

Usage: the set of all rational numbers is a field

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

Main entry: field, field of battle, field of honor, battlefield, battleground

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

Usage: they made a tour of Civil War battlefields

Main entry: theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations, field, field of operations

Definition: a region in which active military operations are in progress

Usage: the army was in the field awaiting action; he served in the Vietnam theater for three years

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

Usage: anthropologists do much of their work in the field

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Definition: a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed

Usage: he planted a field of wheat

Main entry: athletic field, playing area, playing field, field

Definition: a piece of land prepared for playing a game

Usage: the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field

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

Usage: the diamond fields of South Africa

Main entry: plain, champaign, field

Definition: extensive tract of level open land

Usage: they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain; he longed for the fields of his youth

Main entry: force field, field, field of force

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

Main entry: orbit, field, area, arena, sphere, domain

Definition: a particular environment or walk of life

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

Definitions for (verb) field

Main entry: field

Definition: select (a team or individual player) for a game

Usage: The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl

Main entry: field

Definition: answer adequately or successfully

Usage: The lawyer fielded all questions from the press

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Definition: play as a fielder

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Definition: catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket

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