An example of a field is the area at the park where kids play baseball.
An example of a field is an area where there is a large amount of oil.
Field representatives of a firm.
How well can he field?
A landing field.
A gold field.
A field of ice.
The field of vision of the human eyes, the field of view of a microscope.
To field an army.
There are several species of wild flowers growing in this field.
- 2013 May 10, Audrey Garric, “Urban canopies let nature bloom”, The Guardian Weekly, volume 188, number 22, page 30.As towns continue to grow, replanting vegetation has become a form of urban utopia and green roofs are spreading fast. Last year 1m square metres of plant-covered roofing was built in France, as much as in the US, and 10 times more than in Germany, the pioneer in this field.
He was an expert in the field of Chinese history.
Field of view.
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.
The blue team are fielding first, while the reds are batting.
The away team fielded two new players and the second-choice goalkeeper.
Several fields of endeavor.
- To begin or resume activity, as in a sport or military operations.
- to continue activity, as in games or military operations
- to take a broad area of operations; not confine one's activities to one object
- to date several people casually over a period of time
- to begin (or withdraw from) activity in a game, military operation, etc.
Origin of field
- Middle English feld from Old English pelə-2 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Middle English field, feeld, feld, from Old English feld (“field; open or cultivated land, plain; battlefield”), from Proto-Germanic *felþuz, *felþaz, *felþą (“field”), from Proto-Indo-European *pelh₂- (“field, plain”). Cognate with Scots feld, feild (“field”), North Frisian fjild (“field”), West Frisian fjild (“field”), Dutch veld (“field”), German Feld (“field”), Swedish fält (“field”). Related also to Old English folde (“earth, land, territory”), Old English folm (“palm of the hand”). More at fold.