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Definition of Field


  1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country.
  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. Any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected.
  6. The space covered by an optical instrument at one view.
  7. 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).
  8. An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room.
  9. A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting.
  10. That part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; -- called also outfield.
  11. To take the field.
  12. To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball.
  13. To catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder.

Field Quotations

The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible, no matter whether it is on a section gang, a football field, in an army, or in an office.
Dwight D. Eisenhower

Whatever kind of seed is sown in a field, prepared in due season, a plant of that same kind, marked with the peculiar qualities of the seed, springs up in it.
Guru Nanak

Never in the field of human conflict was so much owed by so many to so few.
Winston Churchill

Do what you love to do and give it your very best. Whether it's business or baseball, or the theater, or any field. If you don't love what you're doing and you can't give it your best, get out of it. Life is too short. You'll be an old man before you know it.
Al Lopez

I think the American Dream used to be achieving one's goals in your field of choice - and from that, all other things would follow. Now, I think the dream has morphed into the pursuit of money: Accumulate enough of it, and the rest will follow.
Buzz Aldrin
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Field Translations

field in Afrikaans is veld
field in Danish is mark
field in Dutch is akker
field in Finnish is pelto
field in French is champ, arablg
field in German is Feld, Feld, Spielfeld, FIELD/Feld, Gebiet
field in Italian is territorio, area, quadretto, campo
field in Latin is campus, ager (agri)
field in Norwegian is felt, jorde
field in Portuguese is campo, prado
field in Spanish is recinto
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