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Field meaning

field - 21 dictionary results

  1. 1. all of the horses in a particular horse race
  2. 2. 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"
  3. 3. a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; " he planted a field of wheat"
  4. 4. a geographic region ( land or sea) under which something valuable is found; " the diamond fields of South Africa"
  5. 5. select ( a team or individual player) for a game; " The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
  6. 6. answer adequately or successfully; " The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
  7. 7. play as a fielder
  8. 8. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country.
  9. 9. A piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece inclosed for tillage or pasture.
  10. 10. A place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself.
  11. 11. An open space; an extent; an expanse.
  12. 12. Any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected.
  13. 13. The space covered by an optical instrument at one view.
  14. 14. The whole surface of an escutcheon; also, so much of it is shown unconcealed by the different bearings upon it. See Illust. of Fess, where the field is represented as gules ( red), while the fess is argent ( silver).
  15. 15. An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room.
  16. 16. A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting.
  17. 17. To take the field.
  18. 18. To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball.
  19. 19. To catch, stop, throw, etc. ( the ball), as a fielder.
  20. 20. That part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; - called also outfield.
  21. 21. Open ground; inclosed land; place of a battle; battle; space for action; expanse.

field - examples of usage

  1. The " field" was a rich one. - "Reminiscences of a South African Pioneer", W. C. Scully.
  2. Down in the village there scarcely any one is left at home; every man, woman, and child is out in the field. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
  3. The girls go less and less into the field. - "Hodge and His Masters", Richard Jefferies.
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