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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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