Complete Definition of "field"

English

rank|Indian|produce|drawn|827|field|street|attempt|soft

Etymology
OE. feld, from Ger.; related to L. planus and English floor

Pronunciation
IPA|/fiːld/
audio|en-us-field.ogg|Audio (US)
Rhymes: Rhymes:English:-iːld|-iːld

Noun
en-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.

#:magnetic field

  1. A course of study or domain of knowledge or practice.
  2. mathematics 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.

#:The set of rational numbers, <math>\mathbb{Q}</math>, is the prototypical field.

  1. sport An area reserved for playing a game.

#:soccer field

  1. geology A region containing a particular mineral.

#:oil field or oilfield
#:gold field or goldfield

  1. heraldry The background of the shield
  2. computing An area of memory or storage reserved for a particular value.

Synonyms
(course of study or domain of knowledge): area, domain, sphere
(sports: area reserved for playing a game): course (for golf), court (for racquet sports), ground, pitch (for soccer, rugby, cricket)

Derived terms
top2
center field
fielder
fielding<!--which see for "fielding average", etc-->
fieldwork
field marshal
field theory
finite field
infield<!--which see for "infield fly", etc-->
mid2
left field
number field
outfield<!--which see for "outfielder", etc-->
play the field
quadratic field
right field
scalar field
splitting field
vector field

Translations
trans-top|land area free of woodland, cities, and towns; open country
Croatian: t-|hr|polje|n
Albanian: fushë
Portuguese: t+|pt|campo|m
trans-mid
Swedish: t-|sv|fält|n
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trans-top|wide, open space that is usually used to grow crops or to hold farm animals
Albanian: t+|sq|arë|xs=Albanian
Chinese: 田 (tian2) (for crops)
Croatian: t-|hr|polje|n
Czech: pastvina f (for animals), pole n (for crops)
Danish: t-|da|mark|c, t+|da|ager
Dutch: veld n (for crops), wei f (for animals)
Esperanto: t-|eo|kampo|xs=Esperanto
Estonian: väli, põld, nurm (for crops)
Finnish: niitty (for animals), pelto (for crops)
French: t+|fr|champ|m
German: t+|de|Feld|n
Hebrew: שׁדה (Śadeh) m
Hungarian: t-|hu|mező
Italian: t+|it|campo|m
Korean: ë°­ (bat) (for crops)
trans-mid
Norwegian: åker m (for crops)
Polish: pastwisko n (for animals), pole n (for crops)
Portuguese: t+|pt|campo|m, t+|pt|terreno|m
Romanian: t-|ro|câmp
Russian: пастбище n (for animals), поле n (for crops)
Scottish Gaelic achadh m, blàr m, dail f, magh m, mìn m, raon m
Slovene: pašnik m (for animals), polje n (for crops)
Spanish: t-|es|campo|m
Swedish: t-|sv|fält|n
Tamazight: ⵉⴳⴻⵔ (iger) m
Tetum: to'os, rai-luan, kampu
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trans-top|physics: region affected by a particular force
Albanian: fushë
Chinese: 範圍 fanwei
Croatian: t-|hr|polje|n
Czech: t-|cs|pole|n
Danish: t-|da|felt|n
Dutch: t+|nl|veld|n
Estonian: t-|et|väli
Finnish: t+|fi|kenttä
French: t+|fr|champ|m
German: t+|de|Feld|n
Hebrew: שׁדה (Śadeh) m
trans-mid
Hungarian: t-|hu|mező
Italian: t+|it|campo|m
Norwegian: t-|no|felt|n
Polish: t+|pl|pole|n
Portuguese: t+|pt|campo|m
Romanian: t-|ro|câmp
Russian: t+|ru|поле|n|sc=Cyrl
Scottish Gaelic: raon m
Slovene: t+|sl|polje|n
Spanish: t-|es|campo|m
Swedish: t-|sv|fält|n
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trans-top|course of study or domain of knowledge or practice
Albanian: fushë
Chinese: 領域 lingyu
Croatian: t-|hr|polje|n
Danish: t-|da|felt|n, t-|da|område
Dutch: t+|nl|gebied|n
Estonian: ala, valdkond, tegevusväli, tegevusala
Finnish: t+|fi|ala
French: t+|fr|champ|m
German: t+|de|Feld|n, t+|de|Gebiet|n, t+|de|Bereich|m
trans-mid
Italian: t+|it|campo|m, t+|it|ambito|m
Norwegian: t-|no|fagfelt|n, t-|no|felt|n
Portuguese: t+|pt|campo|m, t-|pt|domínio|m, t+|pt|terreno|m
Russian: t+|ru|область|f|sc=Cyrl
Scottish Gaelic: raon m
Slovene: t-|sl|disciplina|f
Spanish: t-|es|terreno|m
Swedish: t-|sv|fält|n
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trans-top|in mathematics
Albanian: sferë, fushë
Croatian: t-|hr|polje|n
Czech: t-|cs|pole|n
Dutch: t+|nl|lichaam|n
Estonian: t-|et|korpus
Finnish: t+|fi|kunta
trans-mid
French: t+|fr|corps|m
German: t+|de|Körper|m
Greek: t|el|σώμα|n|sc=Grek (sóma)
Portuguese: t+|pt|corpo
Slovene: t+|sl|obseg|m
Swedish: t+|sv|kropp|c
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trans-top|sports: area reserved for playing a game
Croatian: t-|hr|teren|m
Albanian: fushë
Czech: t-|cs|hřiště|n
Danish: bane c, spilleplads
Dutch: veld n, speelveld n
Estonian: väljak, spordiväljak, mänguväljak
Finnish: t+|fi|kenttä
French: t+|fr|terrain|m
trans-mid
German: t+|de|Feld|n, t-|de|Spielfeld|n, t+|de|Platz|m
Italian: t+|it|campo|m
Norwegian: t+|no|bane|m
Portuguese: t+|pt|campo|m
Russian: t+|ru|поле|n|sc=Cyrl
Scottish Gaelic: raon m
Slovene: t+|sl|polje|m
Spanish: t-|es|campo|m
Swedish: plan c (outdoors)
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trans-top|geology: region containing a particular mineral
Albanian: zonë
Danish: t-|da|felt|c
Estonian: maardla, leiukoht
trans-mid
Finnish: kenttä, esiintymisalue
German: Lagerstätte f, Feld n (particularly oil or gas)
Norwegian: t-|no|felt|n
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trans-top|heraldry: background of the shield
Danish: t-|da|felt|c
trans-mid
trans-bottom

trans-top|computing: area of memory or storage reserved for a particular value
Croatian: t-|hr|polje|n
Finnish: t+|fi|alue
Italian: t+|it|campo|m
trans-mid
Swedish: t-|sv|fält|n
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ttbc|Arabic: ARchar|حقل (ħaql)
ttbc|Ido: agro
ttbc|Romanian: câmp n (1-7), teren n (3)
ttbc|Spanish: campo m (3,4); yacimiento m (6)
ttbc|Welsh: cae (1), maes (1)
German: Feld
Greek, Ancient: (planasthai)<!-- to wander-->
Old English: flor

Verb
en-verb

  1. context|transitive|sport To intercept or catch (a ball) and play it.
  2. context|transitive|sport To place a team in (a game).
  3. transitive To answer, accept or address.

#:She will field questions immediately after her presentation.

Translations

trans-top|intercept or catch
French: t+|fr|attraper
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|interceptar, t-|pt|apanhar
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trans-top|place a team
trans-mid
Portuguese: t+|pt|posicionar
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püüdma ning tagasi lööma (1); võistluseks välja viima (2)

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