Field

# Field

WordNet

### noun

(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"

### verb

(18)   Select (a team or individual player) for a game
"The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
"The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
(20)   Play as a fielder
(21)   Catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
Wiktonary

### Etymology

From , from ; related to Latin and English .

### Noun

1. A land area free of woodland, cities, and towns; open country.
2. A wide, open space that is usually used to grow crops or to hold farm animals.
3. The open country near or belonging to a city -- usually used in plural.
4. A region affected by a particular force.
magnetic field
5. A course of study or domain of knowledge or practice.
6. A set having two operations called addition and multiplication under both of which all the elements of the set are commutative and associative; for which multiplication distributes over addition; and for both of which there exist an identity element and an inverse element.
The set of rational numbers, $\mathbb\left\{Q\right\}$, is the prototypical field.
7. An area reserved for playing a game.
soccer field
8. A region containing a particular mineral.
oil field or oilfield
gold field or goldfield
9. The background of the shield
10. An area of memory or storage reserved for a particular value.

#### Synonyms

• (course of study or domain of knowledge): area, domain, sphere
• (sports: area reserved for playing a game): course (for golf), court (for racquet sports), ground, pitch (for soccer, rugby, cricket)

### Verb

1. To intercept or catch (a ball) and play it.
2. To place a team in (a game).