field

field
I
(New American Roget's College Thesaurus)
n. clearing, grassland; expanse, range, plot; playground, links, court, airport, aerodrome, arena; scope, sphere, realm; battlefield, warfare. See region, business, agriculture, space.
II
(Roget's IV) modif.
Syn. farm, stock, meadow, outdoor, agricultural, rural, land, soil, earth, earthen, agrarian, bucolic, pastoral.
n.
1. [Open land]
Syn. meadow, pasture, clearing, range, acreage, plot, patch, garden, enclosure, land under cultivation, grainfield, hayfield, cornfield, tract of land, cultivated ground, grassland, green, farmland, ranchland, arable land, plowed land, cultivated land, cleared land, moor, moorland, heath, lea, cropland, tract, vineyard, glebe, mead.
2. [An area devoted to sport]
Syn. diamond, gridiron, playing field, track, rink, court, course, racecourse, golf course, racetrack, circus, arena, lists, stadium, theater, amphitheater, playground, park, turf, green, hippodRome, fairground; see also arena .
3. [An area devoted to a specialized activity]
Syn. airfield, airport, landing field, playing field, terminal, battlefield, battleground, terrain, scene of conflict, theater of war, arena, field of honor, parade ground, range, parking lot; see also airport , battlefield .
4. [An area which can be comprehended in a given way]
Syn. field of vision, field of investigation, field of operations, territory, province, domain, bailiwick, purview, sphere, reach, range, area, realm, scope, jurisdiction, field of interest, field of study, discipline, specialty, profession, turf*; see also department 1 .
5. [Competitors or available candidates]
Syn. entries, entrants, participants, contestants, applicants, nominees, possibilities, contenders, players, suitable candidates.
play the field,
Syn. experiment, explore, look elsewhere; see examine 1 , try 1 .
take the field,
Syn. initiate, start, go forth; see begin 1 , campaign 1 .
v.
Syn. handle, cover, answer, respond to, reply to, parry, take care of, catch, retrieve, pick up.
III
(Roget's 3 Superthesaurus) n.
1. meadow pasture, grassland, plain, green, clearing, glebe, range.
WORD FIND
descriptive: Audubonesque tableau of birds and flowers, tawny tussocks of fall, softly flowered like a Monet canvas, profusion of flowers, mèlange of colors, soft heather meadow, sea of crested wheat, bluegrass meadow, golden alpine meadow, thatchy undergrowth, verdant, Irish green field, broad sweep, wildflower meadow, sprays of daisies and buttercups, the lush grasses of a miller’s dreams
grasses: bluegrass, bunch grass, salt grass, foxtail, buffalo grass, crab grass, deer grass, fescue, orchard grass, June grass, red top, river grass, ribbon grass, cattail
grasslands of Eurasia: steppes
heather or other small shrubs: heath
marshy area covered with heather, bracken: moor
midwest plain: prairie
plain of South America: pampas
Siberian: tundra
South African grassland: veld, veldt
tropical/subtropical grassland: savanna
2. specialty line, profession, province, realm, domain, area, sphere, territory, bailiwick.
IV
(Roget's Thesaurus II) noun A sphere of activity, experience, study, or interest: area, arena, bailiwick, circle, department, domain, orbit, province, realm, scene, subject, terrain, territory, world. Slang: bag. See TERRITORY.

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  • Field — (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field — (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field — or fields may refer to: * Field (agriculture), an area of land used to cultivate crops for agricultural purposes * Field of study, a branch of knowledge * Playing field, in sports, the area in which the sport is played * Visual field or field of… …   Wikipedia

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  • field — [fēld] n. [ME feld < OE, akin to Ger feld, Du veld < IE * pelt < base * pele , * pla , flat and broad > L planus, plane, Gr palamē, flat hand] 1. a wide stretch of open land; plain 2. a piece of cleared land, set off or enclosed, for… …   English World dictionary

  • field — ► NOUN 1) an area of open land, especially one planted with crops or pasture. 2) a piece of land used for a sport or game. 3) a subject of study or sphere of activity. 4) a region or space with a particular property: a magnetic field. 5) a space… …   English terms dictionary

  • field — field, domain, province, sphere, territory, bailiwick are comparable when they denote the limits in which a person, an institution, or a department of knowledge, of art, or of human endeavor appropriately or necessarily confines his or its… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Field's — is the biggest shopping centre in Denmark and the largest in Scandinavia.It is located in Ørestad, Copenhagen, close to the E20 motorway and Ørestad station on the Copenhagen Metro. It takes 10 minutes from Ørestad station to the city centre (Kgs …   Wikipedia

  • field — [n1] open land that can be cultivated acreage, cropland, enclosure, farmland, garden, glebe, grassland, green, ground, lea, mead, meadow, moorland, pasture, patch, plot, ranchland, range, terrain, territory, tillage, tract, vineyard; concepts 509 …   New thesaurus

  • Field — Field, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fielded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fielding}.] 1. To take the field. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Ball Playing) To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field — Field, v. t. (Ball Playing) To catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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