Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun field

17 senses of field

Sense 1
field -- (a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat")
       => tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel -- (an extended area of land)

Sense 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")
       => tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel -- (an extended area of land)

Sense 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")
       => region -- (a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions")

Sense 4
discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick -- (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")
       => knowledge domain, knowledge base, domain -- (the content of a particular field of knowledge)

Sense 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)
       => physical phenomenon -- (a natural phenomenon involving the physical properties of matter and energy)

Sense 6
field, field of operation, line of business -- (a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "they are outstanding in their field")
       => commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business -- (the activity of providing goods and services involving financial and commercial and industrial aspects; "computers are now widely used in business")

Sense 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")
       => environment -- (the totality of surrounding conditions; "he longed for the comfortable environment of his living room")

Sense 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")
       => tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel -- (an extended area of land)

Sense 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")
       => land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma -- (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")

Sense 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")
       => set -- ((mathematics) an abstract collection of numbers or symbols; "the set of prime numbers is infinite")

Sense 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")
       => region -- (a large indefinite location on the surface of the Earth; "penguins inhabit the polar regions")

Sense 12
field -- (all of the horses in a particular horse race)
       => set -- (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")

Sense 13
field -- (all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event)
       => set -- (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")

Sense 14
field -- (a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found; "the diamond fields of South Africa")
       => geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region -- (a demarcated area of the Earth)

Sense 15
field -- ((computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information)
       => set -- (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")

Sense 16
field, field of view -- (the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument))
       => visual percept, visual image -- (a percept that arises from the eyes; an image in the visual system)

Sense 17
airfield, landing field, flying field, field -- (a place where planes take off and land)
       => facility, installation -- (a building or place that provides a particular service or is used for a particular industry; "the assembly plant is an enormous facility")

Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of verb field

4 senses of field

Sense 1
field -- (catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket)
       => handle, palm -- (touch, lift, or hold with the hands; "Don't handle the merchandise")

Sense 2
field -- (play as a fielder)
       => play -- (participate in games or sport; "We played hockey all afternoon"; "play cards"; "Pele played for the Brazilian teams in many important matches")

Sense 3
field -- (answer adequately or successfully; "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press")
       => answer, reply, respond -- (react verbally; "She didn't want to answer"; "answer the question"; "We answered that we would accept the invitation")

Sense 4
field -- (select (a team or individual player) for a game; "The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl")
       => choose, take, select, pick out -- (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")

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