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  1. [noun] a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat"

  2. [noun] a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
    Synonyms: battlebattleground, of battle, of honor

  3. [noun] 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. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: discipline, subject, subject area, subject of study, study, bailiwick, branch of knowledge

  5. [noun] the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
    Synonyms: of force, force

  6. [noun] a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "they are outstanding in their field"
    Synonyms: of operation, line of business

  7. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: sphere, domain, area, orbit, arena

  8. [noun] a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
    Synonyms: playing athletic playing area

  9. [noun] extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"
    Synonyms: plain, champaign

  10. [noun] (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. [noun] 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"
    Synonyms: of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations

  12. [noun] all of the horses in a particular horse race

  13. [noun] all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event

  14. [noun] a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found; "the diamond fields of South Africa"

  15. [noun] (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information

  16. [noun] the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)
    Synonyms: of view

  17. [noun] a place where planes take off and land
    Synonyms: airlanding flying

  18. [verb] catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket

  19. [verb] play as a fielder

  20. [verb] answer adequately or successfully; "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"

  21. [verb] select (a team or individual player) for a game; "The Patriots fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"


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