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English noun: field

1. field (location) a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed


SamplesHe planted a field of wheat.


Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract


Narrower (hyponym)campus, curtilage, firebreak, fireguard, grain field, grainfield, grounds, lawn, paddy, paddy field, rice paddy, yard

2. field (location) a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought


SamplesThey made a tour of Civil War battlefields.


Synonymsbattlefield, battleground, field of battle, field of honor


Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract


Instance hyponymArmageddon, Camlan


Part holonymbattlefront, front, front line, sector

3. field (location) somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected


SamplesAnthropologists do much of their work in the field.


Broader (hypernym)region

4. field (cognition) a branch of knowledge


SamplesIn what discipline is his doctorate?.
Teachers should be well trained in their subject.
Anthropology is the study of human beings.


Synonymsbailiwick, discipline, field of study, study, subject, subject area, subject field


Broader (hypernym)domain, knowledge base, knowledge domain


Narrower (hyponym)allometry, applied science, architecture, arts, bibliotics, communication theory, communications, divinity, engineering, engineering science, escapology, frontier, futuristics, futurology, genealogy, graphology, humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, major, military science, numerology, occultism, ology, protology, science, scientific discipline, technology, theogony, theology

5. field (phenomenon) the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it


Synonymsfield of force, force field


Broader (hypernym)physical phenomenon


Narrower (hyponym)electric field, flux, gravitational field, magnetic field, magnetic flux, radiation field

6. field (act) a particular kind of commercial enterprise


SamplesThey are outstanding in their field.


Synonymsfield of operation, line of business


Broader (hypernym)business, business enterprise, commercial enterprise

7. field (state) a particular environment or walk of life


SamplesHis social sphere is limited.
It was a closed area of employment.
He's out of my orbit.


Synonymsarea, arena, domain, orbit, sphere


Broader (hypernym)environment


Narrower (hyponym)distaff, front, kingdom, land, lap, political arena, political sphere, preserve, province, realm, responsibility

8. field (location) a piece of land prepared for playing a game


SamplesThe home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field.


Synonymsathletic field, playing area, playing field


Broader (hypernym)parcel, parcel of land, piece of ground, piece of land, tract


Narrower (hyponym)arena, ball field, baseball field, bowling green, court, diamond, football field, gridiron, palaestra, palestra, scene of action


Part holonymmidfield


Part meronymarena, bowl, sports stadium, stadium

9. field (object) extensive tract of level open land


SamplesThey emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain.
He longed for the fields of his youth.


Synonymschampaign, plain


Broader (hypernym)dry land, earth, ground, land, solid ground, terra firma


Narrower (hyponym)flat, flood plain, floodplain, llano, moor, moorland, peneplain, peneplane, snowfield, steppe, tundra


Instance hyponymNullarbor Plain, Olympia, Serengeti, Serengeti Plain

10. field (group) (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


SamplesThe set of all rational numbers is a field.


Broader (hypernym)set


Narrower (hyponym)scalar field


Domain categorymath, mathematics, maths

11. field (location) a region in which active military operations are in progress


SamplesThe army was in the field awaiting action.
He served in the Vietnam theater for three years.


Synonymsfield of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations


Broader (hypernym)region


Part holonymcombat area, combat zone


Part meronymtheater of war, theatre of war


Domain categoryarmed forces, armed services, military, military machine, war machine

12. field (group) all of the horses in a particular horse race


Broader (hypernym)set


Domain categoryhorse racing

13. field (group) all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event


Broader (hypernym)set

14. field (location) a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found


SamplesThe diamond fields of South Africa.


Broader (hypernym)geographic area, geographic region, geographical area, geographical region


Narrower (hyponym)coalfield, gasfield, oilfield

15. field (group) (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information


Broader (hypernym)set


Narrower (hyponym)bit field


Domain categorycomputer science, computing

16. field (cognition) the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)


Synonymsfield of view


Broader (hypernym)visual image, visual percept


Narrower (hyponym)microscopic field, operative field

17. field (artifact) a place where planes take off and land


Synonymsairfield, flying field, landing field


Broader (hypernym)facility, installation


Narrower (hyponym)aerodrome, airdrome, airport, airstrip, auxiliary airfield, drome, flight strip, landing strip, strip


Part holonymapron, flight line, runway, taxi strip, taxiway


Part meronymtransit, transportation, transportation system


English verb: field

1. field (competition) catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)handle, palm

2. field (competition) play as a fielder


Pattern of useSomebody ----s


Broader (hypernym)play


Domain categoryathletics, sport

3. field (communication) answer adequately or successfully


SamplesThe lawyer fielded all questions from the press.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s something


Broader (hypernym)answer, reply, respond

4. field (cognition) select (a team or individual player) for a game


SamplesThe Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl.


Pattern of useSomebody ----s somebody


Broader (hypernym)choose, pick out, select, take









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