Field - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |fiːld|  American pronunciation of the word field
Brit.  |fiːld|  British pronunciation of the word field

noun

- a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed
- a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought(syn: battlefield, battleground)
- somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected
- a branch of knowledge (syn: bailiwick, discipline, study, subject)
- the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
- a particular kind of commercial enterprise
- a particular environment or walk of life (syn: area, arena, domain, orbit, sphere)

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verb

- catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket
- play as a fielder
- answer adequately or successfully
- select (a team or individual player) for a game

Examples

He gazed out across the fields.

She hopes to find work in the health field.

She is a pioneer in the field of genetic research.

A lawyer who is eminent in his field

Working in his chosen field

A fascinating field of endeavor

The shortstop fielded the ground ball.

A shortstop who fields his position flawlessly

Last week she fielded two offers on her house.

His secretary will field requests for more information.

The senator fielded the reporters' questions.

They expect to field a strong team this year.

The greatest fighting force that any nation has ever fielded

The horses were turned loose in the field.

He discloses to us the whole field of his ignorance.

Word forms

verb
I/you/we/they: field
he/she/it: fields
present participle: fielding
past tense: fielded
past participle: fielded
noun
singular: field
plural: fields
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