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field

noun

1 field

A piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed.

Roget 371: agriculture, cultivation, husbandry, farming; georgics, geoponics; tillage, agronomy, gardening, spade husbandry, vintage; horticulture, arboriculture, floriculture; ... show more

Dutch: veld



2 field

A region where a battle is being (or has been) fought:
— They made a tour of Civil War battlefields.

synonyms: battlefield, battleground, field of battle, field of honor.

Roget 728: arena, field, platform; scene of action, theater; walk, course; hustings; stare, boards etc. (playhouse) 599; amphitheater; ... show more

Dutch: gevechtsterrein, krijgstoneel, slagveld, strijdgebied, strijdtoneel
Polish: pole, pole bitwy

3 field

Somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected.

Dutch: vak
Polish: teren

4 field

A branch of knowledge.

synonyms: bailiwick, discipline, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field.

Dutch: domein, gebied, sfeer, terrein, veld
Polish: gałąź, dyscyplina, płaszczyzna, dziedzina, dział, obszar, domena, niwa, teren, sfera

5 field

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

synonyms: field of force, force field.

Dutch: krachtveld, veld
Polish: pole, pole fizyczne

6 field

A particular kind of commercial enterprise:
— They are outstanding in their field.

synonyms: field of operation, line of business.

Dutch: sector
Polish: branża

7 field

A particular environment or walk of life.

synonyms: area, arena, domain, orbit, sphere.

Roget 180: space, extension, extent, superficial extent, expanse, stretch, hyperspace; room, scope, range, field, way, expansion, compass, ... show more

Roget 181: region, sphere, ground, soil, area, field, realm, hemisphere, quarter, district, beat, orb, circuit, circle; ... show more

Roget 625: business, occupation, employment; pursuit etc. 622; what one is doing, what one is about; affair, concern, matter, case.    matter in hand, ... show more

Dutch: domein, gebied, sfeer, terrein, veld, vlak

8 field

A piece of land prepared for playing a game:
— The home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field.

synonyms: athletic field, playing area, playing field.

Dutch: sportterrein
Polish: murawa

9 field

Extensive tract of level open land:
— He longed for the fields of his youth.

synonyms: champaign, plain.

Roget 344: plain, table-land, face of the country; open country, champaign country; basin, downs, waste, weary waste, desert, wild, steppe, pampas, savanna, ... show more

Dutch: laagvlakte, veld, vlak, vlakte
Polish: równina

10 field

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.

Dutch: vakgebied
Polish: ciało

11 field

A region in which active military operations are in progress:
— The army was in the field awaiting action.

synonyms: field of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations.

12 field

All of the horses in a particular horse race.

13 field

All the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event.

Dutch: deelnemersveld, veld

14 field

A geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found.

15 field

computer science A set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information.

Dutch: veld

16 field

The area that is visible (as through an optical instrument).

synonym: field of view.

17 field

A place where planes take off and land.

synonyms: airfield, flying field, landing field.

Dutch: vliegveld
Polish: lotnisko

verb

1 field

Catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket.

2 field

Play as a fielder.

3 field

Answer adequately or successfully.

4 field

Select (a team or individual player) for a game.


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