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field

noun

field noun (LAND)

   /fild/ [C] an area of land with grass or crops growing on it: We drove past fields of wheat.    /fild/ [C] A field can also be a large area covered by something or having something under its surface: an oil fieldthe field The field is a place where practical work is being done: He was a working reporter in the field, not some anchorman in a studio.

field noun (AREA OF FORCE)

physics /fild/ [C] an area in which a particular force has some effect: the magnetic field that surrounds the earth

field noun (SPORTS)

   /fild/ [C] a grassy area used for playing sports: He ran laps around the football field after school.

field noun (COMPETITORS)

   /fild/ [C/U] all the competitors taking part in a race or activity, or all the competitors other than the leader: [C] The cross-country race started with a field of 85 competitors.

field noun (AREA OF INTEREST)

   /fild/ [C] an area of activity or interest: She is an expert in the field of economics.

field

verb  /fild/ us  

field verb (ANSWER)

[T] to answer questions, esp. difficult or unexpected ones: Be prepared to field some tough questions from the senators after your presentation.

field verb (SPORTS)

[I/T] (in baseball) to catch or pick up the ball after it has been hit in order to prevent the other team from scoring: [T] He fielded the ball cleanly and threw to first base. [I/T] To field also means to have a person or a team play a sport: [T] The university fields teams in 14 sports.
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