Noun Definition

field

1.Definition: (computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information

Category: General

2.Definition: (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"

Category: General

3.Definition: a branch of knowledge

Related Noun(s):study, discipline, subject, bailiwick

Category: General

4.Definition: a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found

"The diamond fields of South Africa"

Category: Places

5.Definition: a particular environment or walk of life

Related Noun(s):area, domain, arena, orbit, sphere

Category: General

6.Definition: a particular kind of commercial enterprise

"They are outstanding in their field"

Category: General

7.Definition: a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed

"He planted a field of wheat"

Category: Places

8.Definition: a piece of land prepared for playing a game

"The home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"

Related Noun(s):playing area, athletic field, playing field

Category: Places

9.Definition: a place where planes take off and land

Related Noun(s):airfield

Category: Objects

10.Definition: 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"

Related Noun(s):field of operations, theatre, theater, theatre of operations, theater of operations

Category: Places

11.Definition: a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought

"They made a tour of Civil War battlefields"

Related Noun(s):battlefield, field of battle, battleground, field of honor

Category: Places

12.Definition: all of the horses in a particular horse race

Category: General

13.Definition: all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event

Category: General

14.Definition: extensive tract of level open land

"They emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain", "He longed for the fields of his youth"

Related Noun(s):champaign, plain

Category: Objects

15.Definition: 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"

Category: Places

16.Definition: the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)

Category: General

17.Definition: the space around a radiating body within which its electromagnetic oscillations can exert force on another similar body not in contact with it

Category: General