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Definitions of field

  1. To catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder. Webster Dictionary DB
  2. To catch or stop and return to the wicket-keeper, as a ball at cricket, etc. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  3. In cricket and base-ball, to catch or stop and return to the infield; as, to field a ball. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  4. To take the field. Webster Dictionary DB
  5. To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball. Webster Dictionary DB
  6. To act as a fielder in baseball or cricket. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  7. To take to the field; in cricket and base-ball, to be one of the field whose duty is to watch the ball as it is driven by the batsman, and endeavor to put him out either by catching it before it reach the ground, or by recovering it rapidly and returning it to the infield. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  8. catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  9. To catch the ball. A field of ice, a large body of floating ice. Field of view, in a telescope or microscope, the space within which objects are visible when the instrument is adjusted to its focus. To keep the field, to remain out of garrison, or to keep ready for action. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  10. a place where planes take off and land Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  11. a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "they are outstanding in their field" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  12. all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  13. (horse racing) all of the horses in a particular race Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  14. (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" Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  15. the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it Scrapingweb Dictionary DB
  16. all of the horses in a particular horse race Wordnet Dictionary DB
  17. a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  18. a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found; "the diamond fields of South Africa" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  19. select (a team or individual player) for a game; "The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  20. answer adequately or successfully; "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press" Wordnet Dictionary DB
  21. play as a fielder Wordnet Dictionary DB
  22. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country. Webster Dictionary DB
  23. A piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece inclosed for tillage or pasture. Webster Dictionary DB
  24. A place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself. Webster Dictionary DB
  25. An open space; an extent; an expanse. Webster Dictionary DB
  26. Any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected. Webster Dictionary DB
  27. The space covered by an optical instrument at one view. Webster Dictionary DB
  28. 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). Webster Dictionary DB
  29. An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room. Webster Dictionary DB
  30. A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting. Webster Dictionary DB
  31. That part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; - called also outfield. Webster Dictionary DB
  32. A piece of land inclosed for tillage or pasture; open country; a region yielding some natural product; a region yielding some natural product; site of a battle; sphere of action; a wide expanse; space within which telescopic or microscopic objects are viewed; outdoor work; in heraldry, the surface of the shleld; the ground upon which a game is played. The Winston Simplified Dictionary. By William Dodge Lewis, Edgar Arthur Singer. Published 1919.
  33. Country or open country in general; a piece of ground inclosed for tillage or pasture; the locality of a battle; the battle itself; room for action of any kind; a wide expanse; (her.) the surface of a shield; the background on which figures are drawn. The american dictionary of the english language. By Daniel Lyons. Published 1899.
  34. Open ground; inclosed land; place of a battle; battle; space for action; expanse. The Clarendon dictionary. By William Hand Browne, Samuel Stehman Haldeman. Published 1894.
  35. A large piece of land enclosed. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  36. A region; open expanse; the open country. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  37. A sphere of action; battle - ground; battle. The Concise Standard Dictionary of the English Language. By James Champlin Fernald. Published 1919.
  38. A piece of land inclosed for tillage or pasture; the open country; the locality of a battle; a battle; wide expanse; room for action or operation; the ground or blank space on which figures are drawn; the whole surface of a shield; the body of fielders. Nuttall's Standard dictionary of the English language. By Nuttall, P.Austin. Published 1914.
  39. A piece of land enclosed for tillage; the open country; a battle-ground; room; space; in her., the surface of the shield; the blank space on which figures are drawn or projected; the entire space within which objects are seen by a telescope or microscope. Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language. By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H. Published 1874.

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Usage examples for field

  1. For the next ten minutes I watched the work of the wind on the open field – Over Prairie Trails by Frederick Philip Grove
  2. The song in the field – O. Henry Memorial Award Prize Stories of 1921 by Various
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