cornfield

noun
corn·​field | \ ˈkȯrn-ˌfēld How to pronounce cornfield (audio) \

Definition of cornfield

: a field in which corn is grown

Examples of cornfield in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Two days later, her body was discovered in a cornfield in nearby Madison County, Columbus Deputy Police Chief Greg Bodker said during a news conference Friday. Ganesh Setty, CNN, "DNA evidence points to 8-year-old's killer after 38 years," 28 June 2020 Two days later she was found dead in a cornfield in a case that puzzled the community and police for decades. Autumn Schoolman, USA TODAY, "Investigators solve 1982 murder of 8-year-old Ohio girl, link DNA to dead killer," 26 June 2020 The ghost baseball players come walking out of the cornfield to play baseball with Kevin Costner on a field somewhere in rural Iowa. Kyle Neddenriep, Indianapolis Star, "Outdoor pickup basketball games revived ... at least for a little while," 7 June 2020 Interstellar is loaded with jarring visual touches, including a cornfield incongruously surrounded by mountains and the New York Yankees playing in a high-school baseball stadium. David Sims, The Atlantic, "22 Movies About the End of the World to Watch Now," 18 Apr. 2020 Here in the cornfields of Iowa, Greta more than inspired our climate strike. Teen Vogue, "Greta Thunberg Has Already Changed the United States for the Better for Teen Climate Activists Like Us," 29 Aug. 2019 My go-to theory was that Leopold was an architect of the Third Reich who’d escaped Germany and discovered anonymity in the cornfields of Clay County. Bulletin Board, Twin Cities, "Sunday Bulletin Board: Four boys at a driving range, swinging as hard as they can. What could possibly go wrong?," 18 Aug. 2019 At an abandoned construction site in the middle of a cornfield, a motorist stopped on the side of the road discovered a woman with her pants around her ankles, missing an arm. Seth Harp, Harper's Magazine, "In Harm’s Way," 27 Apr. 2020 At an abandoned construction site in the middle of a cornfield, a motorist stopped on the side of the road discovered a woman with her pants around her ankles, missing an arm. Seth Harp, Harper's magazine, "In Harm’s Way," 2 Mar. 2020

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First Known Use of cornfield

14th century, in the meaning defined above

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4 Jul 2020

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“Cornfield.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/cornfield. Accessed 11 Jul. 2020.

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cornfield

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English Language Learners Definition of cornfield

: a field in which corn is grown

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