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Meaning of FIELD

Pronunciation:  feeld

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "they are outstanding in their field"
  2. [n]  a place where planes take off and land
  3. [n]  the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)
  4. [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"
  5. [n]  all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
  6. [n]  (horse racing) all of the horses in a particular race
  7. [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 0 and 1; "the set of all rational numbers is a field"
  8. [n]  (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
  9. [n]  a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
  10. [n]  a region in which military operations are in progress; "the army was in the field awaiting action"
  11. [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"
  12. [n]  a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat"
  13. [n]  a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
  14. [n]  a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found; "the diamond fields of South Africa"
  15. [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"
  16. [n]  the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
  17. [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"
  18. [v]  answer adequately or successfully; "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
  19. [v]  play as a fielder, in baseball or cricket
  20. [v]  catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket

FIELD is a 5 letter word that starts with F.


 Synonyms: airfield, area, arena, athletic field, bailiwick, battlefield, battleground, branch of knowledge, champaign, discipline, domain, field of battle, field of force, field of operation, field of study, field of view, flying field, force field, landing field, line of business, orbit, plain, playing area, playing field, sphere, study, subject, subject area, subject field
 See Also: aerodrome, airdrome, airport, airstrip, allometry, answer, applied science, apron, architecture, arena, Armageddon, arts, auxiliary airfield, ball field, battlefront, bibliotics, bit field, bowl, bowling green, business, business enterprise, Camlan, campus, coalfield, commercial enterprise, communication theory, communications, court, curtilage, diamond, distaff, divinity, dry land, earth, electric field, engineering, engineering science, environment, facility, firebreak, fireguard, flat, flight line, flight strip, flux, football field, front, front, front line, frontier, gasfield, geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region, grain field, grainfield, gravitational field, gridiron, ground, grounds, handle, humanistic discipline, humanities, installation, kingdom, knowledge base, knowledge domain, land, land, landing strip, lap, lawn, liberal arts, llano, magnetic field, magnetic flux, major, microscopic field, midfield, military science, moor, moorland, numerology, oilfield, ology, Olympia, operative field, paddy, paddy field, palaestra, palestra, palm, parcel, parcel of land, physical phenomenon, piece of ground, piece of land, play, political arena, political sphere, preserve, province, radiation field, realm, region, reply, respond, responsibility, rice paddy, runway, scalar field, scene of action, science, scientific discipline, sector, set, snowfield, solid ground, stadium, steppe, strip, taxi strip, taxiway, technology, terra firma, theology, tract, transit, transportation, transportation system, tundra, visual image, visual percept, yard



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \Field\, n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G.
    feld, Sw. f["a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS.
    folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.]
    1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture;
       cultivated ground; the open country.
    2. A piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece
       inclosed for tillage or pasture.
             Fields which promise corn and wine.   --Byron.
    3. A place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself.
             In this glorious and well-foughten field. --Shak.
             What though the field be lost?        --Milton.
    4. An open space; an extent; an expanse. Esp.:
       (a) Any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn
           or projected.
       (b) The space covered by an optical instrument at one
                 Without covering, save yon field of stars.
                 Ask of yonder argent fields above. --Pope.
    5. (Her.) 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).
    6. An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action,
       operation, or achievement; province; room.
             Afforded a clear field for moral experiments.
    7. A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor
       contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the
    8. (Baseball) That part of the grounds reserved for the
       players which is outside of the diamond; -- called also
    Note: Field is often used adjectively in the sense of
          belonging to, or used in, the fields; especially with
          reference to the operations and equipments of an army
          during a campaign away from permanent camps and
          fortifications. In most cases such use of the word is
          sufficiently clear; as, field battery; field
          fortification; field gun; field hospital, etc. A field
          geologist, naturalist, etc., is one who makes
          investigations or collections out of doors. A survey
          uses a field book for recording field notes, i.e.,
          measurment, observations, etc., made in field work
          (outdoor operations). A farmer or planter employs field
          hands, and may use a field roller or a field derrick.
          Field sports are hunting, fishing, athletic games, etc.
    {Coal field} (Geol.) See under {Coal}.
    {Field artillery}, light ordnance mounted on wheels, for the
       use of a marching army.
    {Field basil} (Bot.), a plant of the Mint family ({Calamintha
       Acinos}); -- called also {basil thyme}.
    {Field colors} (Mil.), small flags for marking out the
       positions for squadrons and battalions; camp colors.
    {Field cricket} (Zo["o]l.), a large European cricket
       ({Gryllus campestric}), remarkable for its loud notes.
    {Field day}.
       (a) A day in the fields.
       (b) (Mil.) A day when troops are taken into the field for
           instruction in evolutions. --Farrow.
       (c) A day of unusual exertion or display; a gala day.
    {Field driver}, in New England, an officer charged with the
       driving of stray cattle to the pound.
    {Field duck} (Zo["o]l.), the little bustard ({Otis tetrax}),
       found in Southern Europe.
    {Field glass}. (Optics)
       (a) A binocular telescope of compact form; a lorgnette; a
           race glass.
       (b) A small achromatic telescope, from 20 to 24 inches
           long, and having 3 to 6 draws.
       (c) See {Field lens}.
    {Field lark}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) The skylark.
       (b) The tree pipit.
    {Field lens} (Optics), that one of the two lenses forming the
       eyepiece of an astronomical telescope or compound
       microscope which is nearer the object glass; -- called
       also {field glass}.
    {Field madder} (Bot.), a plant ({Sherardia arvensis}) used in
    {Field marshal} (Mil.), the highest military rank conferred
       in the British and other European armies.
    {Field mouse} (Zo["o]l.), a mouse inhabiting fields, as the
       campagnol and the deer mouse. See {Campagnol}, and {Deer
    {Field officer} (Mil.), an officer above the rank of captain
       and below that of general.
    {Field officer's court} (U.S.Army), a court-martial
       consisting of one field officer empowered to try all
       cases, in time of war, subject to jurisdiction of garrison
       and regimental courts. --Farrow.
    {Field plover} (Zo["o]l.), the black-bellied plover
       ({Charadrius squatarola}); also sometimes applied to the
       Bartramian sandpiper ({Bartramia longicauda}).
    {Field spaniel} (Zo["o]l.), a small spaniel used in hunting
       small game.
    {Field sparrow}. (Zo["o]l.)
       (a) A small American sparrow ({Spizella pusilla}).
       (b) The hedge sparrow. [Eng.]
    {Field staff}> (Mil.), a staff formerly used by gunners to
       hold a lighted match for discharging a gun.
    {Field vole} (Zo["o]l.), the European meadow mouse.
    {Field of ice}, a large body of floating ice; a pack.
    {Field}, or {Field of view}, in a telescope or microscope,
       the entire space within which objects are seen.
    {Field magnet}. see under {Magnet}.
    {Magnetic field}. See {Magnetic}.
    {To back the field}, or {To bet on the field}. See under
       {Back}, v. t. -- {To keep the field}.
       (a) (Mil.) To continue a campaign.
       (b) To maintain one's ground against all comers.
    {To} {lay, or back}, {against the field}, to bet on (a horse,
       etc.) against all comers.
    {To take the field} (Mil.), to enter upon a campaign.
  2. \Field\, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fielded}; p. pr. & vb. n.
    1. To take the field. [Obs.] --Spenser.
    2. (Ball Playing) To stand out in the field, ready to catch,
       stop, or throw the ball.
  3. \Field\, v. t. (Ball Playing)
    To catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder.
Computing Dictionary

An area of a database record, or graphical user interface form, into which a particular item of data is entered.

Example usage: "The telephone number field is not really a numerical field", "Why do we need a four-digit field for the year?".

A database column is the set of all instances of a given field from all records in a table.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing green fields in your dream, symbolizes great abundance, freedom, and happiness. You may also be going through a period of personal growth. Alternatively, this dream may simply be an expression for your love of nature.` Seeing freshly plowed fields in your dream means growth, early rise to wealth and fortunate advancements to places of honor. Seeing dead or barren fields means lack, pessimism and your jaded prospects for the future.
Easton Bible Dictionary

(Heb. sadeh), a cultivated field, but unenclosed. It is applied to any cultivated ground or pasture (Gen. 29:2; 31:4; 34:7), or tillage (Gen. 37:7; 47:24). It is also applied to woodland (Ps. 132:6) or mountain top (Judg. 9:32, 36; 2 Sam. 1:21). It denotes sometimes a cultivated region as opposed to the wilderness (Gen. 33:19; 36:35). Unwalled villages or scattered houses are spoken of as "in the fields" (Deut. 28:3, 16; Lev. 25:31; Mark 6:36, 56). The "open field" is a place remote from a house (Gen. 4:8; Lev. 14:7, 53; 17:5). Cultivated land of any extent was called a field (Gen. 23:13, 17; 41:8; Lev. 27:16; Ruth 4:5; Neh. 12:29).

Video Dictionary
 Definition: One-half of a complete television picture consisting of one complete vertical scan of the video image containing 262.5 line for NTSC and 312.5 lines for PAL. Two fields make up a complete television picture frame. The first field of a frame contains all the odd numbered lines, and the second field contains all of the even numbered lines.
Thesaurus Terms
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