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  Definition of Field
  1. a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "they are outstanding in their field"
  2. a place where planes take off and land
  3. the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)
  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. all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
  6. all of the horses in a particular horse race
  7. (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"
  8. (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
  9. a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
  10. 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"
  11. 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"
  12. a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat"
  13. a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
  14. a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found; "the diamond fields of South Africa"
  15. extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"
  16. the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
  17. 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"
  18. select (a team or individual player) for a game; "The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
  19. answer adequately or successfully; "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
  20. play as a fielder
  21. catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
Similar Words: field of operation, line of business, airfield, landing field, flying field, field of view, discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field of study, study, bailiwick, branch of knowledge, battlefield, battleground, field of battle, field of honor, field of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations, playing field, athletic field, playing area, plain, champaign, field of force, force field, sphere, domain, area, orbit, arena


Hyponyms: airport, airdrome, aerodrome, airstrip, flight strip, landing strip, strip, auxiliary airfield, microscopic field, operative field, occultism, communications, communication theory, major, frontier, allometry, bibliotics, ology, science, scientific discipline, architecture, engineering, engineering science, applied science, technology, futurology, futuristics, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, arts, theology, divinity, military science, numerology, protology, theogony, scalar field, bit field, Armageddon, Camlan, yard, grounds, curtilage, campus, firebreak, fireguard, grainfield, grain field, lawn, paddy, paddy field, rice paddy, arena, scene of action, ball field, baseball field, diamond, court, football field, gridiron, palestra, palaestra, bowling green, coalfield, gasfield, oilfield, Olympia, Nullarbor Plain, flat, floodplain, flood plain, llano, moor, moorland, peneplain, peneplane, snowfield, steppe, tundra, electric field, gravitational field, magnetic field, magnetic flux, flux, radiation field, distaff, front, kingdom, land, realm, lap, political arena, political sphere, preserve, province, responsibility


Part Meronyms: transportation system, transportation, transit, theater of war, theatre of war, stadium, bowl, arena, sports stadium


Derivational Morphology: learn, study, read, take, playing field, athletic field, playing area, fielder, fieldsman, fielding


Anagrams: felid


Language Translations:
Albanian: arë and fushë and sferë   Chinese: and 範圍 fanwei and 領域 lingyu  
Croatian: polje and teren   Danish: bane and felt and mark  
Dutch: gebied and lichaam and veld   Esperanto: kampo  
Estonian: ala and korpus and väli and väljak   Finnish: ala and kenttä and kunta and niitty  
French: champ and corps and terrain   German: Feld and Körper  
Greek: σώμα   Hebrew: שׁדה  
Hungarian: mező   Italian: campo  
Korean:   Norwegian: åker and bane and fagfelt and felt  
Polish: pastwisko and pole   Portuguese: campo and corpo  
Romanian: câmp   Russian: область and пастбище and поле  
Slovene: disciplina and obseg and pašnik and polje   Spanish: campo and terreno  
Swedish: fält and kropp and plan  
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