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Definitions of field:
  • noun:   a particular kind of commercial enterprise
    Example: "They are outstanding in their field"
  • noun:   the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)
  • noun:   all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
  • noun:   all of the horses in a particular horse race
  • noun:   (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
    Example: "The set of all rational numbers is a field"
  • noun:   (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
  • noun:   a region in which active military operations are in progress
    Example: "The army was in the field awaiting action"
  • noun:   somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected
    Example: "Anthropologists do much of their work in the field"
  • noun:   a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
    Example: "He planted a field of wheat"
  • noun:   a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
    Example: "The diamond fields of South Africa"
  • noun:   the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
  • noun:   extensive tract of level open land
    Example: "He longed for the fields of his youth"
  • noun:   a place where planes take off and land
  • noun:   a piece of land prepared for playing a game
    Example: "The home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
  • noun:   a branch of knowledge
  • noun:   a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
    Example: "They made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
  • noun:   a particular environment or walk of life
  • verb:   select (a team or individual player) for a game
    Example: "The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
  • verb:   answer adequately or successfully
    Example: "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
  • verb:   play as a fielder
  • verb:   catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
  • name:  A surname (common: 1 in 9090 families; popularity rank in the U.S.: #1165)

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