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field

 
Noun field has 17 senses
  1. field - a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat"
    --1 is a kind of
    tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel
    --1 has particulars:
     yard, grounds, curtilage; campus; firebreak, fireguard; grainfield, grain field; lawn; paddy, paddy field, rice paddy
  2. battlefield, battleground, field of battle, field of honor, field - a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
    --2 is a kind of tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel
    --2 has parts: battlefront, front, front line; sector
    --2 has particulars: Armageddon; Camlan
  3. field - 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"
    --3 is a kind of
    region
  4. discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick, branch of knowledge - 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"
    --4 is a kind of knowledge domain, knowledge base
    --4 has particulars:
     occultism; communications, communication theory; major; frontier; allometry; bibliotics; ology; science, scientific discipline; architecture; engineering, engineering science, applied science, technology; futurology, futuristics; humanistic discipline, humanities, liberal arts, arts; theology, divinity; military science; numerology; protology; theogony
  5. field, field of force, force field - the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it
    --5 is a kind of physical phenomenon
    --5 has particulars:
     electric field; gravitational field; magnetic field, magnetic flux, flux; radiation field
  6. field, field of operation, line of business - a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "they are outstanding in their field"
    --6 is a kind of commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business
  7. sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena - 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"
    --7 is a kind of environment
    --7 has particulars:
     distaff; front; kingdom, land, realm; lap; political arena, political sphere; preserve; province, responsibility
  8. playing field, athletic field, playing area, field - a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
    --8 is a kind of tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel
    --8 is a part of stadium, bowl, arena, sports stadium
    --8 has parts: midfield
    --8 has particulars:
     arena, scene of action; ball field, baseball field, diamond; court; football field, gridiron; palestra, palaestra; bowling green
    Derived forms: verb field1, verb field2
  9. plain, field, champaign - extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"
    --9 is a kind of land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma
    --9 has particulars:
     Olympia; Nullarbor Plain; flat; floodplain, flood plain; llano; moor, moorland; peneplain, peneplane; snowfield; steppe; tundra
  10. field - (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"
    --10 is a kind of
    set
    --10 has particulars: scalar field
  11. field, field of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations - a region in which active military operations are in progress; "the army was in the field awaiting action"; "he served in the Vietnam theater for three years"
    --11 is a kind of region
    --11 is a part of theater of war, theatre of war
    --11 has parts: combat zone, combat area
  12. field - all of the horses in a particular horse race
    --12 is a kind of
    set
  13. field - all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
    --13 is a kind of
    set
  14. field - a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found; "the diamond fields of South Africa"
    --14 is a kind of
    geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region
    --14 has particulars: coalfield; gasfield; oilfield
  15. field - (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
    --15 is a kind of
    set
    --15 has particulars: bit field
  16. field, field of view - the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)
    --16 is a kind of visual percept, visual image
    --16 has particulars: microscopic field; operative field
  17. airfield, landing field, flying field, field - a place where planes take off and land
    --17 is a kind of facility, installation
    --17 is a part of transportation system, transportation, transit
    --17 has parts: apron; runway; taxiway, taxi strip; flight line
    --17 has particulars:
     airport, airdrome, aerodrome; airstrip, flight strip, landing strip, strip; auxiliary airfield
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