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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.


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