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English

Etymology

From Old English feld, from Proto-Germanic; related to Latin planus and English floor.

Pronunciation

Noun

Singular
field

Plural
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field ({{{1}}})
  1. A land area free of woodland, cities, and towns; open country.
  2. A wide, open space that is usually used to grow crops or to hold farm animals.
  3. The open country near or belonging to a city -- usually used in plural.
  4. (physics) A region affected by a particular force.
    magnetic field
  5. A course of study or domain of knowledge or practice.
  6. (mathematics) A set having two operations called addition and multiplication under both of which all the elements of the set are commutative and associative; for which multiplication distributes over addition; and for both of which there exist an identity element and an inverse element.
    The set of rational numbers, <math>\mathbb{Q}</math>, is the prototypical field.
  7. (sports) An area reserved for playing a game.
    soccer field
  8. (geology) A region containing a particular mineral.
    oil field or oilfield
    gold field or goldfield
  9. (heraldry) The background of the shield
  10. (computing) An area of memory or storage reserved for a particular value.

Synonyms

  • (course of study or domain of knowledge): area, domain, sphere
  • (sports: area reserved for playing a game): course (for golf), court (for racquet sports), ground, pitch (for soccer, rugby, cricket)

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Translations

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Verb

Infinitive
to field

Third person singular
-

Simple past
-

Past participle
-

Present participle
-

to field (third-person singular simple present -, present participle -, simple past and past participle -)
  1. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To intercept or catch (a ball) and play it.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) To place a team in (a game).
  3. (transitive) To answer, accept or address.
    She will field questions immediately after her presentation.

Translations

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püüdma ning tagasi lööma (1); võistluseks välja viima (2)

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