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noun field pronunciation in British English /fiːld/ 
Word Forms
  1. 1
    [countable] an area of land used for keeping animals or growing food

    There were horses grazing in the next field.

    a corn/wheat field

    field of:

    We drove past huge fields of barley and hay.

    Synonyms and related words for this sense of field
    1. a.
      an area of land covered in grass and used for sport

      The England striker left the field with a knee injury.

      a sports/football field

      take the field (=walk onto it in order to start playing):

      The crowd gave Ripken a standing ovation when he took the field.

      on/off the field:

      He behaves badly both on and off the football field.

  2. 2
    [countable] a subject that you study, or a type of work that you do
    field of:

    a chemist working in the field of polymer research

    a field of study/endeavour/enquiry:

    She has the ability to succeed in any field of endeavour.

    a specialist/expert in a field:

    Professor Edwards is one of the main experts in his field.

  3. 3
    [singular] all the people or animals taking part in a race or competition: can be followed by a singular or plural verb

    Henderson will be competing against a very strong field today.

  4. 4
    [countable] computing a part of a database that contains information of a particular type

    Type your name in the User field.


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