Synonyms of field


1. field, tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel

usage: a piece of land cleared of trees and usually enclosed; "he planted a field of wheat"

2. battlefield, battleground, field of battle, field of honor, field, tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel

usage: a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"

3. field, region

usage: 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"

4. discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field, field of study, study, bailiwick, knowledge domain, knowledge base, domain

usage: 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"

5. field, field of force, force field, physical phenomenon

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

6. field, field of operation, line of business, commercial enterprise, business enterprise, business

usage: a particular kind of commercial enterprise; "they are outstanding in their field"

7. sphere, domain, area, orbit, field, arena, environment

usage: 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"

8. playing field, athletic field, playing area, field, tract, piece of land, piece of ground, parcel of land, parcel

usage: a piece of land prepared for playing a game; "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"

9. plain, field, champaign, land, dry land, earth, ground, solid ground, terra firma

usage: extensive tract of level open land; "they emerged from the woods onto a vast open plain"; "he longed for the fields of his youth"

10. field, set

usage: (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"

11. field, field of operations, theater, theater of operations, theatre, theatre of operations, region

usage: 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"

12. field, set

usage: all of the horses in a particular horse race

13. field, set

usage: all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event

14. field, geographical area, geographic area, geographical region, geographic region

usage: a geographic region (land or sea) under which something valuable is found; "the diamond fields of South Africa"

15. field, set

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

16. field, field of view, visual percept, visual image

usage: the area that is visible (as through an optical instrument)

17. airfield, landing field, flying field, field, facility, installation

usage: a place where planes take off and land


1. field, handle, palm

usage: catch or pick up (balls) in baseball or cricket

2. field, play

usage: play as a fielder

3. field, answer, reply, respond

usage: answer adequately or successfully; "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"

4. field, choose, take, select, pick out

usage: select (a team or individual player) for a game; "The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"

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Definition and meaning of field (Dictionary)