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    Definition:
    Field - (n.) Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open country.
    Field - (n.) A piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece inclosed for tillage or pasture.
    Field - (n.) A place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself.
    Field - (n.) An open space; an extent; an expanse.
    Field - (n.) Any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn or projected.
    Field - (n.) The space covered by an optical instrument at one view.
    Field - (n.) 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).
    Field - (n.) An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action, operation, or achievement; province; room.
    Field - (n.) A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the betting.
    Field - (n.) That part of the grounds reserved for the players which is outside of the diamond; -- called also outfield.
    Field - (v. i.) To take the field.
    Field - (v. i.) To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball.
    Field - (v. t.) To catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder.
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    Afield - (adv.) To, in, or on the field.
    Afield - (adv.) Out of the way; astray.
    Cornfield - (n.) A field where corn is or has been growing; -- in England, a field of wheat, rye, barley, or oats; in America, a field of Indian corn.
    Fielded - (imp. & p. p.) of Field
    Fielding - (p. pr. & vb. n.) of Field
    Fielded - (a.) Engaged in the field; encamped.
    Fielden - (a.) Consisting of fields.
    Fielder - (n.) A ball payer who stands out in the field to catch or stop balls.
    Fieldfare - (n.) a small thrush (Turdus pilaris) which breeds in northern Europe and winters in Great Britain. The head, nape, and lower part of the back are ash-colored; the upper part of the back and wing coverts, chestnut; -- called also fellfare.
    Fielding - (n.) The act of playing as a fielder.
    Fieldpiece - (n.) A cannon mounted on wheels, for the use of a marching army; a piece of field artillery; -- called also field gun.
    Fieldwork - (n.) Any temporary fortification thrown up by an army in the field; -- commonly in the plural.
    Fieldy - (a.) Open, like a field.
    Grainfield - (n.) A field where grain is grown.
    Hayfield - (n.) A field where grass for hay has been cut; a meadow.
    Homefield - (n.) A field adjacent to its owner's home.
    Infield - (v. t.) To inclose, as a field.
    Infield - (n.) Arable and manured land kept continually under crop; -- distinguished from outfield.
    Infield - (n.) The diamond; -- opposed to outfield. See Diamond, n., 5.
    Outfield - (n.) Arable land which has been or is being exhausted. See Infield, 1.
    Outfield - (n.) A field beyond, or separated from, the inclosed land about the homestead; an uninclosed or unexplored tract. Also used figuratively.
    Outfield - (n.) The part of the field beyond the diamond, or infield. It is occupied by the fielders.
    Outfield - (n.) The part of the field farthest from the batsman.
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    Oxford: Definition:
    Field - n. 1 area of esp. Cultivated enclosed land. 2 area rich in some natural product (gas field). 3 land for a game etc. (football field). 4 participants in a contest, race, or sport, or all except those specified. 5 cricket a the side fielding. B fielder. 6 expanse of ice, snow, sea, sky, etc. 7 a battlefield. B (attrib.) (of artillery etc.) Light and mobile. 8 area of activity or study (in his own field). 9 physics a region in which a force is effective (gravitational field). B force exerted in this. 10 range of perception (field of view). 11 (attrib.) A (of an animal or plant) wild (field mouse).
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    Oxford: Definition: Similar or Containing
    Afield - adv. To or at a distance (esp. Far afield). [old english: related to *a2]
    Airfield - n. Area with runway(s) for aircraft.
    Battlefield - n. (also battleground) scene of a battle.
    Chesterfield - n. Sofa with arms and back of the same height and curved outwards at the top. [earl of chesterfield]
    Coalfield - n. Extensive area yielding coal.
    Field-day - n. 1 exciting or successful time. 2 military exercise or review.
    Fielder - n. = *fieldsman.
    Field events - n.pl. Athletic events other than races.
    Fieldfare - n. Thrush with grey plumage.
    Field-glasses - n.pl. Outdoor binoculars.
    Field marshal - n. Army officer of the highest rank.
    Field mouse - n. Small long-tailed rodent.
    Field officer - n. Army officer of field rank.
    Field of honour - n. Battlefield.
    Field rank - n. Army rank above captain and below general.
    Fieldsman - n. Cricket, baseball, etc. Member (other than the bowler or pitcher) of the fielding side.
    Field sports - n.pl. Outdoor sports, esp. Hunting, shooting, and fishing.
    Field telegraph - n. Movable military telegraph.
    Fieldwork - n. 1 practical surveying, science, sociology, etc. Conducted in the natural environment. 2 temporary fortification. fieldworker n.
    Gold-field - n. District in which gold occurs naturally.
    Ice-field - n. Expanse of ice, esp. In polar regions.
    Infield - n. Cricket the part of the ground near the wicket.
    Magnetic field - n. Area of force around a magnet.
    Midfield - n. Football central part of the pitch, away from the goals. midfielder n.
    Minefield - n. 1 area planted with explosive mines. 2 colloq. Hazardous subject or situation.
    Misfield - v. (also absol.) (in cricket, baseball, etc.) Field (the ball) badly. n. Instance of this. [from *mis-1]
    Oilfield - n. Area yielding mineral oil.
    Outfield - n. Outer part of a cricket or baseball pitch. outfielder n.
    Playing-field - n. Field for outdoor games.
    Upfield - adv. In or to a position nearer to the opponents' end of a field.

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