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field

noun

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1 a small area of usually open land
  • a field that is the frequent site of neighborhood softball games

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2 a region of activity, knowledge, or influence
  • the first woman to enter the field of medicine

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3 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

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4 a place where a battle takes place
  • the field where two mighty armies met and changed the course of history

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5 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

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6 a wide space or area
  • the cemetery's field of crosses for the war's fallen seemed to stretch to infinity

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7 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

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field

verb

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to deal with (something) usually skillfully or efficiently
  • gave the waitress a large tip because she kept smiling as she fielded their many requests

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The first known use of field was before the 12th century

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“Field.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/field. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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