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Definition 1: a particular kind of commercial enterprise - [noun denoting act]

Samples where field or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they are outstanding in their field

Synonyms for field in the sense of this definition

(field is a kind of ...) the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects

"computers are now widely used in business"

Definition 2: a place where planes take off and land - [noun denoting artifact]

Synonyms for field in the sense of this definition

(field is a kind of ...) a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry

"the assembly plant is an enormous facility"

(... is a kind of field ) an airfield equipped with control tower and hangars as well as accommodations for passengers and cargo

(... is a kind of field ) an airfield without normal airport facilities

(... is a kind of field ) an airfield that functions in a subsidiary capacity

(field is a part of ...) a paved surface where aircraft stand while not being used

(field is a part of ...) a strip of level paved surface where planes can take off and land

(field is a part of ...) a paved surface in the form of a strip; used by planes taxiing to or from the runway at an airport

(field is a part of ...) place where airplanes are parked and the maintenance hangars (but not the runways or taxiways)

(... is part of field) a facility consisting of the means and equipment necessary for the movement of passengers or goods

Definition 3: a branch of knowledge - [noun denoting cognition]

Samples where field or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • in what discipline is his doctorate?
  • teachers should be well trained in their subject
  • anthropology is the study of human beings

Synonyms for field in the sense of this definition

(field is a kind of ...) the content of a particular field of knowledge

(... is a kind of field ) the study of the supernatural

(... is a kind of field ) the study or prediction of future developments on the basis of existing conditions

(... is a kind of field ) studies intended to provide general knowledge and intellectual skills (rather than occupational or professional skills)

"the college of arts and sciences"

(... is a kind of field ) the rational and systematic study of religion and its influences and of the nature of religious truth

(... is a kind of field ) the discipline dealing with the principles of warfare

(... is a kind of field ) the study of methods of escaping (especially as a form of entertainment)

(... is a kind of field ) the study of handwriting (especially as an indicator of the writer's character or disposition)

(... is a kind of field ) the study of the supposed occult influence of numbers on human affairs

(... is a kind of field ) the study of origins and first things

"To Christians, protology refers to God's fundamental purpose for humanity"

(... is a kind of field ) the discipline dealing with the art or science of applying scientific knowledge to practical problems

"he had trouble deciding which branch of engineering to study"

(... is a kind of field ) the art, planning, design, management, preservation and rehabilitation of the land and the design of large man-made constructs

(... is a kind of field ) the discipline dealing with the principles of design and construction and ornamentation of fine buildings

"architecture and eloquence are mixed arts whose end is sometimes beauty and sometimes use"

(... is a kind of field ) the discipline that studies the principles of transmiting information and the methods by which it is delivered (as print or radio or television etc.)

"communications is his major field of study"

(... is a kind of field ) the principal field of study of a student at a university

"her major is linguistics"

(... is a kind of field ) an undeveloped field of study; a topic inviting research and development

"he worked at the frontier of brain science"

(... is a kind of field ) the study or investigation of ancestry and family history

(... is a kind of field ) the study of the relative growth of a part of an organism in relation to the growth of the whole

(... is a kind of field ) the scientific study of documents and handwriting etc. especially to determine authorship or authenticity

(... is a kind of field ) an informal word (abstracted from words with this ending) for some unidentified branch of knowledge

(... is a kind of field ) a particular branch of scientific knowledge

"the science of genetics"

(... is a kind of field ) the study of the origins and genealogy of the gods

Definition 4: the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument) - [noun denoting cognition]

Synonyms for field in the sense of this definition

(field is a kind of ...) a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system

(... is a kind of field ) the areas that is visible through a microscope

(... is a kind of field ) the area that is open during surgery

Definition 5: (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 - [noun denoting group]

Samples where field or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the set of all rational numbers is a field

(field is a kind of ...) (mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols

"the set of prime numbers is infinite"

(... is a kind of field ) a field of scalars

(field belongs to category ...) a science (or group of related sciences) dealing with the logic of quantity and shape and arrangement

Definition 6: all of the horses in a particular horse race - [noun denoting group]

(field is a kind of ...) a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

"a set of books" "a set of golf clubs" "a set of teeth"

(field belongs to category ...) the sport of racing horses

Definition 7: all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event - [noun denoting group]

(field is a kind of ...) a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

"a set of books" "a set of golf clubs" "a set of teeth"

Definition 8: (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information - [noun denoting group]

(field is a kind of ...) a group of things of the same kind that belong together and are so used

"a set of books" "a set of golf clubs" "a set of teeth"

(... is a kind of field ) a field containing only binary characters

(field belongs to category ...) the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures

Definition 9: a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed - [noun denoting location]

Samples where field or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • he planted a field of wheat

(field is a kind of ...) an extended area of land

(... is a kind of field ) the enclosed land around a house or other building

"it was a small house with almost no yard"

(... is a kind of field ) a field on which the buildings of a university are situated

(... is a kind of field ) a narrow field that has been cleared to check the spread of a prairie fire or forest fire

(... is a kind of field ) a field where grain is grown

(... is a kind of field ) a field of cultivated and mowed grass

(... is a kind of field ) an irrigated or flooded field where rice is grown

Definition 10: somewhere (away from a studio or office or library or laboratory) where practical work is done or data is collected - [noun denoting location]

Samples where field or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • anthropologists do much of their work in the field

(field is a kind of ...) a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth

"penguins inhabit the polar regions"

Definition 11: a piece of land prepared for playing a game - [noun denoting location]

Samples where field or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field

Synonyms for field in the sense of this definition

(field is a kind of ...) an extended area of land

(... is a kind of field ) a sports field with predetermined dimensions for playing soccer

(... is a kind of field ) a field of closely mowed turf for playing bowls

(... is a kind of field ) a playing field where sports events take place

(... is a kind of field ) a public place in ancient Greece or Rome devoted to the training of wrestlers and other athletes

(... is a kind of field ) the playing field on which football is played

(... is a kind of field ) a specially marked horizontal area within which a game is played

"players had to reserve a court in advance"

(... is a kind of field ) the baseball playing field

(field is a part of ...) (sports) the middle part of a playing field (as in football or lacrosse)

(... is part of field) a large structure for open-air sports or entertainments

Definition 12: a region in which active military operations are in progress - [noun denoting location]

Samples where field or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the army was in the field awaiting action
  • he served in the Vietnam theater for three years

Synonyms for field in the sense of this definition

(field is a kind of ...) a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth

"penguins inhabit the polar regions"

(field is a part of ...) a military area where combat forces operate

(... is part of field) the entire land, sea, and air area that may become or is directly involved in war operations

(field belongs to category ...) the military forces of a nation

"their military is the largest in the region" "the military machine is the same one we faced in 1991 but now it is weaker"

Definition 13: a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought - [noun denoting location]

Samples where field or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they made a tour of Civil War battlefields

Synonyms for field in the sense of this definition

(field is a kind of ...) an extended area of land

(... is an instance of field) (New Testament) the scene of the final battle between the kings of the Earth at the end of the world

(... is an instance of field) (Arthurian legend) the battlefield where King Arthur was mortally wounded

(field is a part of ...) the line along which opposing armies face each other

(field is a part of ...) a portion of a military position

Definition 14: a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found - [noun denoting location]

Samples where field or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • the diamond fields of South Africa

(field is a kind of ...) a demarcated area of the Earth

(... is a kind of field ) a region where there is coal underground

(... is a kind of field ) a region where there is natural gas underground

(... is a kind of field ) a region rich in petroleum deposits (especially one with producing oil wells)

Definition 15: extensive tract of level open land - [noun denoting object]

Samples where field or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain
  • he longed for the fields of his youth

Synonyms for field in the sense of this definition

(field is a kind of ...) the solid part of the earth's surface

"the plane turned away from the sea and moved back over land" "the earth shook for several minutes" "he dropped the logs on the ground"

(... is a kind of field ) a vast treeless plain in the Arctic regions where the subsoil is permanently frozen

(... is a kind of field ) extensive plain without trees (associated with eastern Russia and Siberia)

(... is a kind of field ) a permanent wide expanse of snow

(... is a kind of field ) a more or less level land surface representing an advanced stage of erosion undisturbed by crustal movements

(... is a kind of field ) open land usually with peaty soil covered with heather and bracken and moss

(... is a kind of field ) an extensive grassy and nearly treeless plain (especially in Latin America)

(... is a kind of field ) a low plain adjacent to a river that is formed chiefly of river sediment and is subject to flooding

(... is a kind of field ) a level tract of land

"the salt flats of Utah"

(... is an instance of field) a vast plain in Tanzania to the west of the Great Rift Valley known for its wildlife

(... is an instance of field) a vast arid plain of southern Australia stretching inland from the Great Australian Bight; has sparse vegetation and no surface water and is almost uninhabited; the site of a major rocket research center

(... is an instance of field) a plain in Greece in the northwestern Peloponnese; the chief sanctuary of Zeus and the site of the original Olympian Games

Definition 16: the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it - [noun denoting phenomenon]

Synonyms for field in the sense of this definition

(field is a kind of ...) a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy

(... is a kind of field ) a field of force surrounding a charged particle

(... is a kind of field ) a field of force surrounding a body of finite mass

(... is a kind of field ) the lines of force surrounding a permanent magnet or a moving charged particle

(... is a kind of field ) a field that represents the energy lost from the radiator to space

Definition 17: a particular environment or walk of life - [noun denoting state]

Samples where field or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • his social sphere is limited
  • it was a closed area of employment
  • he's out of my orbit

Synonyms for field in the sense of this definition

(field is a kind of ...) the totality of surrounding conditions

"he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room"

(... is a kind of field ) the sphere of work by women

(... is a kind of field ) a sphere of activity involving effort

"the Japanese were active last week on the diplomatic front" "they advertise on many different fronts"

(... is a kind of field ) a domain in which something is dominant

"the untroubled kingdom of reason" "a land of make-believe" "the rise of the realm of cotton in the south"

(... is a kind of field ) an area of control or responsibility

"the job fell right in my lap"

(... is a kind of field ) a sphere of intense political activity

(... is a kind of field ) a domain that seems to be specially reserved for someone

"medicine is no longer a male preserve"

(... is a kind of field ) the proper sphere or extent of your activities

"it was his province to take care of himself"

Definition 18: select (a team or individual player) for a game - [verb of cognition]

Samples where field or its synonyms are used according to this definition

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

(field is a kind of ...) pick out, select, or choose from a number of alternatives

"Take any one of these cards" "Choose a good husband for your daughter" "She selected a pair of shoes from among the dozen the salesgirl had shown her"

Definition 19: answer adequately or successfully - [verb of communication]

Samples where field or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • The lawyer fielded all questions from the press

(field is a kind of ...) react verbally

"She didn't want to answer" "answer the question" "We answered that we would accept the invitation"

Definition 20: play as a fielder - [verb of competition]

(field is a kind of ...) participate in games or sport

"We played hockey all afternoon" "play cards" "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches"

(field belongs to category ...) an active diversion requiring physical exertion and competition

Definition 21: catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket - [verb of competition]

(field is a kind of ...) touch, lift, or hold with the hands

"Don't handle the merchandise"

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