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Definition of field:

  1. A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting.
  2. A piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece inclosed for tillage or pasture.
  3. A place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself.
  4. An open space; an extent; an expanse.
  5. An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room.
  6. Any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected.
  7. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country.
  8. That part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; - called also outfield.
  9. The space covered by an optical instrument at one view.
  10. The whole surface of an escutcheon; also, so much of it is shown unconcealed by the different bearings upon it. See Illust. of Fess, where the field is represented as gules ( red), while the fess is argent ( silver).
  11. To catch, stop, throw, etc. ( the ball), as a fielder.
  12. To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball.
  13. To take the field.

Synonyms:

line of products, work, playing area, branch of knowledge, celestial sphere, topic, eye socket, discipline, vault of heaven, case, field of operations, field of operation, electron orbit, flying field, cranial orbit, expanse, playing field, theme, sphere of influence, ambit, theater of operations, knit stitch, knowledge domain, line of merchandise, compass, field of force, earth, sphere, landing field, theatre of operations, product line, battlefield, champaign, business line, welkin, demesne, world, cogitation, matter, meadow, orbital cavity, dramatics, firmament, knit, bag, field of view, heavens, earthen, terrain, stadium, domain, surface area, area, report, bailiwick, dramaturgy, line of business, subject area, guinea pig, field of honor, stock, empyrean, outdoor, rural, theatre, pastoral, agricultural, force field, bucolic, depicted object, written report, field of study, celestial orbit, issue, house, dramatic art, land, plain stitch, subject, content, agrarian, airfield, arena, sports stadium, knowledge base, subject field, bowl, sketch, study, orbit, athletic field, battleground, scene of action, line, field of battle, department, soil, correction, survey, domain of a function, plain, scene, national.

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