field meaning

[ fi:ld ] Pronunciation:   "field" in a sentence
  • Noun: field  feeld
    1. A piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
      "he planted a field of wheat" 
    2. A region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
    Verb: field  feeld
    1. Catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket 
    2. Play as a fielder 
    3. Answer adequately or successfully
      "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press" 
    4. Select (a team or individual player) for a game
      "The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"

    Derived forms: fielded, fields, fielding

    See also: fielder, fielding

    Type of: answer, business, business enterprise, choose, commercial enterprise, domain, dry land, earth, environment, facility, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, ground, handle, installation, knowledge base, knowledge domain, land, palm, parcel, parcel of land, physical phenomenon, pick out, piece of ground, piece of land, play, region, reply, respond, select, set, solid ground, take, terra firma, tract, visual image, visual percept

    Part of: arena, bowl, sports stadium, stadium, theater of war [US], theatre of war, transit, transportation, transportation system

    Encyclopedia: Field, Henry Martyn Field, British Columbia Field Field, Minneapolis, Minnesota Field, Ontario Field, Hinchman and Smith Field, Minneapolis

  • [Architecture]

    The central portion of a panel that is thicker than its edges, so that it projects above the surrounding frame or wall surfaces.


    That portion of the upper part of a wall between the cornice and dado or between the frieze and dado.

  • [Business]
    noun, verb



    1 [sing. with sing./pl. verb]

    all the people or products competing in a particular area of business:

    They lead the field in home entertainment systems.

    The company is recognized as a world leader in its field.

    2 [C]

    a particular subject or activity that sb works in or is interested in:

    What field of business are you in?

    She is the recognized expert in her field.

    3 [sing.] (often used as an adjective)

    used to describe work or study that is done outside the office, factory or laboratory and the people who do this work:

    We get vital customer information from our agents in the field.

    We carried out field research on people's shopping habits.

    We provide all our field staff with PDAs.

    The improved design of the factory is based on innumerable hours of field study.


    4 (IT ) [C]

    a space for a separate item of data:

    You will need to create separate fields for first name, surname and address.

    verb [+ obj]

    to receive and deal with questions or comments:

    I had to field some difficult questions after the presentation.

  • [Electronics]
    1. A volume of space in which a force is operative. See, for example, ELECTRIC FIELD and MAGNETIC FIELD.
    2. Half of a video image, consisting either of all the even-numbered lines, or all the odd-numbered lines.
    3. A computer record subdivision containing an information unit (e.g., a bank account record might have deposits as a field).

  • [Medicine]
    1 : an area or division of an activity ‹a doctor eminent in her field›
    2 : a complex of forces that serve as causative agents in human behavior
    a : a region of embryonic tissue potentially capable of a particular type of differentiation ‹a morphogenetic field›
    b : a region or space in which a given effect (as magnetism) exists
    a : an area that is perceived or under observation; esp : the area visible through the lens of an optical instrument —see VISUAL FIELD
    b : the site of a surgical operation


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  1. the brown fields swept out to the horizon.
  2. the pupils are now working in the field.
  3. flood water covered the fields by the river.
  4. he positively refused to return to the field.
  5. the soil moisture in the fields was evaporated.

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