"fields" in the noun sense
a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
"he planted a field of wheat"
2. battlefield, battleground, field of battle, field of honor, field
a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
"they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
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"
4. discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick
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. field, field of force, force field
the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
6. field, field of operation, line of business
a particular kind of commercial enterprise
"they are outstanding in their field"
7. sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena
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"
8. playing field, athletic field, playing area, field
a piece of land prepared for playing a game
"the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
9. plain, field, champaign
extensive tract of level open land
"they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"
"he longed for the fields of his youth"
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"
11. field, field of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations
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"
all of the horses in a particular horse race
all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
"the diamond fields of South Africa"
computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
16. field, field of view
the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)
17. airfield, landing field, flying field, field
a place where planes take off and land
"fields" in the verb sense
catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
play as a fielder
answer adequately or successfully
"The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
select (a team or individual player) for a game
"The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
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