(noun, verb)


1. a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed

- he planted a field of wheat

Definition categories: location, parcel, tract

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

- they made a tour of Civil War battlefields

Similar word(s): battlefield, battleground

Definition categories: location, parcel, tract

3. 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

Definition categories: location, region

4. a branch of knowledge

Similar word(s): bailiwick, discipline, study, subject

Definition categories: thought, domain

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

Definition categories: phenomenon

6. a particular kind of commercial enterprise

- they are outstanding in their field

Definition categories: act, business

7. a particular environment or walk of life

Similar word(s): area, arena, domain, orbit, sphere

Definition categories: state, environment

8. a piece of land prepared for playing a game

- the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field

Definition categories: location, parcel, tract

9. extensive tract of level open land

- he longed for the fields of his youth

Similar word(s): champaign, plain

Definition categories: object, earth, ground, land

10. (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

Definition categories: group, set

11. a region in which active military operations are in progress

- the army was in the field awaiting action

Similar word(s): theater, theatre

Definition categories: location, region

12. all of the horses in a particular horse race

Definition categories: group, set

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

Definition categories: group, set

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

- the diamond fields of South Africa

Definition categories: location

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

Definition categories: group, set

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

Definition categories: thought

17. a place where planes take off and land

Similar word(s): airfield

Definition categories: man–made, facility, installation

Sentences with field as a noun:

- There are several species of wild flowers growing in this field.

- There were some cows grazing in a field.

- A crop circle was made in a corn field.

- magnetic field;  gravitational field

- He was an expert in the field of Chinese history.

- field of view

- soccer field

- Substitutes are only allowed onto the field after their boots are checked.

- The design needs to be field-tested before we commit to manufacture.

- Field work traditionally distinguishes true archaeologists from armchair archaeologists.

- He needs some time in the field before his judgment can be trusted.

- The set of rational numbers, , is the prototypical field.

- oil field;  gold field

- The form has fields for each element of the customer's home address and ship-to address.

- This racehorse is the strongest in a weak field.


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

Definition categories: competition, handle, palm

2. play as a fielder

Definition categories: competition, play

3. answer adequately or successfully

- The lawyer fielded all questions from the press

Definition categories: communication, answer, reply, respond

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

- The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl

Definition categories: cognition, choose, select, take

Sentences with field as a verb:

- The blue team are fielding first, while the reds are batting.

- The away team fielded two new players and the second-choice goalkeeper.

- She will field questions immediately after her presentation.

- They fielded a fearsome army.

- He fielded fielded the marketing survey about the upcoming product.