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Field

Field appears in the following tongue twisters:

  • If a fella met a fella in a field of fitches
    Can a fella tell a fella where a fella itches?
  • Three grey geese
    In a green field grazing,
    Grey were the geese
    And green was the grazing.

Field appears in the following pangram (a sentence using every letter of the alphabet at least once):

  • Jimmy and Zack, the police explained, were last seen diving into a field of buttered quahogs. (75 letters)
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Field appears in the following palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • One garb muddle if I field dumb rage, no?
  • To labor in a field as a party baby, trap a sad lei fan I rob a lot.
  • 'Til a virtuoso token in a crossed dog field nips in, I may array a mini-spindle if goddess or canine kotos outrival it.
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The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English.

Usage statistics for the noun field:

spoken English27.7%written English72.3% imaginative writing36.66%informational writing63.34%

Distribution of usage frequency for the most common synonyms of the noun field:

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The word field is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the noun field

What does field mean as a name of something?

Field is one of the top 1000 most common nouns in the English language.

noun - plural: fields

  1. a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
  2. a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought
  3. somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected
    • example: anthropologists do much of their work in the field
    • lexical domain: Locations - nouns denoting spatial position
    • more generic word: region = a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth
  4. a branch of knowledge
  5. the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
  6. a particular kind of commercial enterprise
  7. a particular environment or walk of life
  8. a piece of land prepared for playing a game
  9. extensive tract of level open land
    • example: he longed for the fields of his youth
    • lexical domain: Natural Objects - nouns denoting natural objects (not man-made)
    • synonyms of field: champaign / plain
    • more generic terms: dry land / earth / ground / land / solid ground / terra firma = the solid part of the earth's surface
    • more specific terms:
      • flat = a level tract of land
      • flood plain / floodplain = a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to flooding
      • llano = an extensive grassy and nearly treeless plain
      • moorland / moor = open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss
      • peneplain / peneplane = a more or less level land surface representing an advanced stage of erosion undisturbed by crustal movements
      • snowfield = a permanent wide expanse of snow
      • steppe = extensive plain without trees
      • tundra = a vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the subsoil is permanently frozen
    • instances:
      • Olympia = a plain in Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese
      • Nullarbor Plain = a vast arid plain of southern Australia stretching inland from the Great Australian Bight; has sparse vegetation and no surface water and is almost uninhabited
      • Serengeti Plain / Serengeti = a vast plain in Tanzania to the west of the Great Rift Valley known for its wildlife
  10. (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
    • example: the set of all rational numbers is a field
    • domain: math / mathematics / maths
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: set = an abstract collection of numbers or symbols
    • more specific term: scalar field = a field of scalars
  11. a region in which active military operations are in progress
  12. all of the horses in a particular horse race
    • domain: horse racing
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: set = a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
  13. all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: set = a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
  14. a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found
  15. (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
    • domain: computer science / computing
    • lexical domain: Groups - nouns denoting groupings of people or objects
    • more generic word: set = a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used
    • more specific term: bit field = a field containing only binary characters
  16. the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)
  17. a place where planes take off and land

Alternative definition of the noun field

noun

  1. A land area free of woodland, cities, and towns; open country.
  2. A wide, open space that is usually used to grow crops or to hold farm animals.
  3. The open country near or belonging to a city -- usually used in plural.
  4. [physics] A region affected by a particular force.
  5. A course of study or domain of knowledge or practice.
  6. [algebra] A set having two operations called addition and multiplication under both of which all the elements of the set are commutative and associative; for which multiplication distributes over addition; and for both of which there exist an identity element and an inverse element (except for the additive identity).
  7. [sport] An area reserved for playing a game.
  8. [geology] A region containing a particular mineral.
  9. An area that can be seen at a given time.
  10. A place where a battle is fought; a battlefield.
  11. [heraldry] The background of the shield
  12. [computing] An area of memory or storage reserved for a particular value.
  13. [baseball] The team in a match who is throwing the ball and trying to catch the ball hit by the other team (the bat).

Specialised definition of the noun field

Glossary of sports

an open expanse of ground kept or marked out as a playing area for a particular sport (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

all the participants in a race or other competitive event (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

all the participants in a race or competitive event except the leader, winner, or favourite (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

a particular arrangement of cricket fielders around the wicket (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

play and sport facility (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

the totality of all competition participants (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

the largest closed group (with the highest number of competitions) in the course of a competition (e.g. in running bicycling). 4. specific zones in playing fields of various sports (Herbert Haag & Gerald Haag. 2003. Dictionary. Sport, Physical Education, Sport Science. Kiel, Institut für Sport und Sportwissenschaften)

Glossary of sports / cricket

the arrangement of the fielders (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • example: the captain set a very defensive field.

Glossary of sports / equestrian

the horses in a race (2005. Chambers Sports Factfinder. Chambers Harrap Publishers Ltd)

  • example: she led the field with two furlongs to go.

Glossary of sports / golf

all of the players in a tournament

Definition of the verb field

What does field mean as a doing word?

verb - inflections: fielded | fielding | fields

  1. catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic words: handle / palm = touch, lift, or hold with the hands
  2. play as a fielder
    • domain: athletics / sport
    • lexical domain: Competition - verbs of fighting, athletic activities
    • more generic word: play = participate in games or sport
  3. answer adequately or successfully
    • example: The lawyer fielded all questions from the press
    • lexical domain: Communication - verbs of telling, asking, ordering, singing
    • more generic words: answer / reply / respond = react verbally
  4. select (a team or individual player) for a game
    • example: The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl
    • lexical domain: Cognition - verbs of thinking, judging, analyzing, doubting
    • more generic terms: choose / pick out / select / take = pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

Specialised definition of the verb field

Glossary of sports / baseball

to retrieve, pick up or catch a ball in play, usually after it has been struck by the person batting (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

to act as a fielder (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / cricket

to retrieve, pick up or catch a ball in play, usually after it has been struck by the person batting (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

to act as a fielder (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Glossary of sports / rounders

to retrieve, pick up or catch a ball in play, usually after it has been struck by the person batting (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

to act as a fielder (2006. Dictionary of Sport and Exercise Science. A&C Black Publishers Ltd)

Film

"Field" is a 2001 short film written and directed by Duane Hopkins.

Character

Field, le chauffeur is a fictional character from the 2006 film Lady Chatterley.

Phrases with Field

Phrases starting with the word Field:

  1. field day
  2. field gun
  3. field hut
  4. field pea
  5. field balm
  6. field bean
  7. field coil
  8. field corn
  9. field crop
  10. Field Dock
  11. field game
  12. field goal

Phrases ending with the word Field:

  1. bit field
  2. Far-Field
  3. hop field
  4. ice field
  5. Off-Field
  6. Oil Field
  7. ball field
  8. corn field

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Field

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Google previewThe Definitive Guide to Stellent Content Server Development (2006)

by Brian Huff

The filename field is a relative path to where the resource file is located. The tables field is deprecated, but in the...

Google previewMonitoring Exchange Server 2007 with System Center Operations Manager (2009)

by Michael B. Smith

Session-Id The Session-Id field is a large (64-bit) unique number that identifies a particular conversation between two...

Google previewHurricane Climatology (2013)

A Modern Statistical Guide Using R by James B. Elsner, Thomas H. Jagger

The first field is the line number in intervals of five and padded with leading zeros. The second is the start...

Google previewJBoss 3.2 Deployment and Administration (2008)

by Meeraj Kunnumpurath

The first field is the number of milliseconds elapsed since ...

Google previewUnformulated Experience (2013)

From Dissociation to Imagination in Psychoanalysis by Donnel B. Stern

The field is the very epitome of what Fingarette (1969) means by an implicit engagement. It is, in the...

Google previewIntegrated M/E Design (1997)

Building Systems Engineering by Anil Ahuja

The electric field is a function of only the electric system voltage level. The higher the voltage, the stronger the electric field will be. The unit of measurement of the electric field is volts per meter. The conductor does not have to have current ...

Google previewIntegration of Nature and Technology for Smart Cities (2016)

by Anil Ahuja, PE, RCDD, LEED BD+C, CxA

The electric field is a function of only the electric system voltage level. The higher the voltage, the stronger the electric field will be. The unit of measurement of the electric field is volts per meter. The conductor does not have to have current ...

Google previewAcoustics and Psychoacoustics (2012)

by David Howard, Jamie Angus

domestic setting the reverberant field is the most dominant source of sound energy from the hi-fi, and not the direct...

Therefore the quality of the reverberant field is an important aspect of the performance of any system which...

The level of the reverberant field is a function of the average absorption coefficient in the room.

Google previewFoundations in Craniosacral Biodynamics, Volume One (2012)

The Breath of Life and Fundamental Skills by Franklyn Sills

The relational field is a conjoined field of interaction whose heart is the receptive state of the practitioner.

Google previewSuccess Stories as Hard Data: An Introduction to Results Mapping (1999)

by Barry M. Kibel

The TYPE field is a code used to describe the type of change agent (e.g., S stands for program staff; P for a single provider...

The MULT field is an integer that is multiplied by the LEVEL value and by the LEVERAGE FRACTION to produce the ...

Google previewDictionary of Military Terms (2009)

by U.S. Department of Defense

field army — Administrative and tactical organization composed of a headquarters, certain organic Army troops, service support troops, a variable number of corps, and a variable number of divisions. See also Army corps.

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 16: Sports and Recreation by Harvey H. Jackson III

A field trial is essentially a mock bird hunt in which the bird dogs, rather than the birds themselves, are the main attraction. The object is to show off a dog's exemplary training and breeding by allowing it to compete against others in locating ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Tennessee (2000)

by Nancy Capace

times its width, the principal field of same to ...

Google previewEncyclopedia of Policy Studies, Second Edition, (1994)

by Stuart Nagel

Calista Mans: College, Poughkeepsie, New York The field of implementation research is reconstructing itself. Following 20 years of empirical studies — mostly of the case variety — implementation researchers are generating ...

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Quotes about Field

In baseball you hit your home run over the right-field fence, the left-field fence, the center-field fence. Nobody cares. In golf everything has got to be right over second base. (Ken Harrelson)
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Scrabble value of F4I1E1L1D2

The value of this 5-letter word is 9 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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