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Dictionary definition for: Field

1. (v) catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket

2. (n) a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat"

3. (v) play as a fielder

4. (n) a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"

5. (n) 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"

6. (v) answer adequately or successfully; "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"

7. (v) select (a team or individual player) for a game; "The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"

8. (n) 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"

9. (n) the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it

10. (n) a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "they are outstanding in their field"

11. (n) 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"

12. (n) a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"

13. (n) extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain" "he longed for the fields of his youth"

14. (n) (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

15. (n) 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"

16. (n) all of the horses in a particular horse race

17. (n) all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event

18. (n) a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found; "the diamond fields of South Africa"

19. (n) (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information

20. (n) the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)

21. (n) a place where planes take off and land

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