Definition of FIELD

a small area of usually open land <a field that is the frequent site of neighborhood softball games>
Related Words common(s), croft [chiefly British]; grass, green, greensward, lawn; glade, grassland, heath, heathland, lea (or ley), meadow, moor, pasture, pastureland
a part or portion having no fixed boundaries <if you set your camera lens to small aperture, the field of sharp focus will be quite large>
Synonyms area, demesne, field, zone
a place where a battle takes place <the field where two mighty armies met and changed the course of history>
a place from which aircraft operate that usually has paved runways and a terminal <Worsham Field in Corpus Christi used to be home to a sizable crop dusting operation>
Synonyms aerodrome [chiefly British], airdrome, airfield, field
a wide space or area <the cemetery's field of crosses for the war's fallen seemed to stretch to infinity>
active fighting during the course of a war <in the classroom the general had been a brilliant theoretician, but in the field he proved to be a wholly incompetent tactician>
Synonyms action, battle, field

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