Definitions for Field

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Spelling: [feeld]
IPA: /fild/

Field is a 5 letter English word. It's valid Scrabble word worth 9 points. It's valid Words with friends word worth 10 points.

You can make 67 anagrams from letters in Field (defil).

Definitions for Field


  1. an expanse of open or cleared ground, especially a piece of land suitable or used for pasture or tillage.
  2. Sports. a piece of ground devoted to sports or contests; playing field. (in betting) all the contestants or numbers that are grouped together as one: (in football) the players on the playing ground. the area in which field events are held.
  3. Baseball. the team in the field, as opposed to the one at bat. the outfield.
  4. a sphere of activity, interest, etc., especially within a particular business or profession:
  5. the area or region drawn on or serviced by a business or profession; outlying areas where business activities or operations are carried on, as opposed to a home or branch office:
  6. a job location remote from regular workshop facilities, offices, or the like.
  7. Military. the scene or area of active military operations. a battleground. a battle. Informal. an area located away from the headquarters of a commander.
  8. an expanse of anything:
  9. any region characterized by a particular feature, resource, activity, etc.:
  10. the surface of a canvas, shield, etc., on which something is portrayed:
  11. (in a flag) the ground of each division.
  12. Physics. the influence of some agent, as electricity or gravitation, considered as existing at all points in space and defined by the force it would exert on an object placed at any point in space. Compare electric field, gravitational field, magnetic field.
  13. Also called field of view. Optics. the entire angular expanse visible through an optical instrument at a given time.
  14. Electricity. the structure in a generator or motor that produces a magnetic field around a rotating armature.
  15. Mathematics. a number system that has the same properties relative to the operations of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division as the number system of all real numbers; a commutative division ring.
  16. Photography. the area of a subject that is taken in by a lens at a particular diaphragm opening.
  17. Psychology. the total complex of interdependent factors within which a psychological event occurs and is perceived as occurring.
  18. Computers. one or more related characters treated as a unit and constituting part of a record, for purposes of input, processing, output, or storage by a computer: (in a punch card) any number of columns regularly used for recording the same information.
  19. Television. one half of the scanning lines required to form a complete television frame. In the U.S., two fields are displayed in 1/30 second: all the odd-numbered lines in one field and all the even lines in the next field. Compare frame (def 9).
  20. Numismatics. the blank area of a coin, other than that of the exergue.
  21. Fox Hunting. the group of participants in a hunt, exclusive of the master of foxhounds and his staff.
  22. Heraldry. the whole area or background of an escutcheon.
  23. Cyrus West, 1819–92, U.S. financier: projector of the first Atlantic cable.
  24. David Dudley, Jr. 1805–94, U.S. jurist (brother of Cyrus West and Stephen Johnson Field).
  25. Erastus Salisbury, 1805–1900, U.S. painter.
  26. Eugene, 1850–95, U.S. poet and journalist.
  27. John, 1782–1837, Irish pianist and composer.
  28. Marshall, 1834–1906, U.S. merchant and philanthropist.
  29. Stephen Johnson, 1816–99, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1863–97 (brother of Cyrus West and David Dudley Field).


  1. in the field, in actual use or in a situation simulating actual use or application; away from a laboratory, workshop, or the like: in contact with a prime source of basic data: within a given profession:
  2. keep the field, to remain in competition or in battle; continue to contend:
  3. out in left field. left field (def 3).
  4. play the field, Informal. to vary one's activities. to date a number of persons rather than only one:
  5. take the field, to begin to play, as in football or baseball; go into action. to go into battle:


  1. Sports. of, taking place, or competed for on the field and not on the track, as the discus throw or shot put. of or relating to field events.
  2. Military. of or relating to campaign and active combat service as distinguished from service in rear areas or at headquarters:
  3. of or relating to a field.
  4. grown or cultivated in a field.
  5. working in the fields of a farm:
  6. working as a salesperson, engineer, representative, etc., in the field:

verb (used with object)

  1. Baseball, Cricket. to catch or pick up (the ball) in play: to place (a player, group of players, or a team) in the field to play.
  2. to place in competition:
  3. to answer or reply skillfully:
  4. to put into action or on duty:
  5. Informal. field-test.

verb (used without object)

  1. to act as a fielder; field the ball.
  2. to take to the field.

Origin of Field

before 1000; Middle English, Old English feld; cognate with German Feld

Examples for Field

Kim Novak runs away from James Stewart, across an expanse of field.

He beat the army in the field, and then let the fortresses drop one by one into his hands.

My field of labor was my own heart, which I endeavored to render pure in the sight of God.

How far would you be willing to go to remain a leader in your field?

“He has one of the most unabashedly pro-life records as anybody in the field,” said Mackowiak.

The quote appears on the bronze plaque the players touch before they take the field for home games.

But contemporary classical music has changed, and the field is now spawning many appealing and genre-bending works.

Three martlets on a field azure, that must be one of the Luttrells.

Two field pieces were disposed in the front and two in the rear line.

My field of observation has been at home, here in America; but it has been the same in France.

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