field


field
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noun
1 on a farm
ADJECTIVE
cultivated, ploughed/plowed

We had to walk across a ploughed/plowed field.

grass, grassy, green

the green fields of my homeland

muddy, snowy
enclosed
open
neighbouring/neighboring, surrounding
fertile
arable
fallow
irrigated
paddy, rice
corn, wheat, etc.
VERB + FIELD
work in

People were working in the fields.

cultivate, work

Despite the war, they continued to work the fields.

plough/plow, till
plant, sow

He planted fields full of sunflowers.

irrigate
fertilize
clear
graze in
PREPOSITION
across a/the field, through a/the field

We walked across the field.

(out) in a/the field

tractors working out in the field

field of

a field of wheat

2 subject/activity
ADJECTIVE
chosen, specialist

All of them are experts in their chosen field.

specialized
research
career (AmE)
burgeoning, emerging
evolving, growing
related
medical
academic
VERB + FIELD
work in

people who work in this field

open up

This discovery has opened up a whole new field of research.

PREPOSITION
in a/the field

There has been no solid research in this field.

outside a/sb's field

I can't answer that—I'm afraid it's outside my field.

field of

I work in the field of computer science.

PHRASES
an expert in the field, a leader in the field
a field of research, a field of study
in their respective fields

These academics are world leaders in their respective fields.

3 practical work
VERB + FIELD
work in
FIELD + NOUN
experiment, investigation, research, study, trial
methods
trip

We went on a geology field trip.

PREPOSITION
in the field

essential reading for those working in the field

4 for playing a sport ⇨ See also ↑pitch
ADJECTIVE
playing, sports
football, rugby, soccer, etc.
VERB + FIELD
take (BrE)

Today they take the field (= go on to the field to play a match) against county champions Essex.

PREPOSITION
on a/the field

people walking their dogs on the school's playing field

off the field

Players need discipline both on and off the field (= when playing and in other areas of their lives).

5 the field competitors in a sport/business
ADJECTIVE
strong
crowded
male-dominated
VERB + THE FIELD
dominate, head, lead

She managed to head the field across the finishing line of the marathon.

They lead the field in home entertainment systems.

enter
leave
THE FIELD + VERB
include sb

The strong field includes three world record holders.

PREPOSITION
ahead of the field

His superb technique puts him head and shoulders ahead of the field.

6 in science
ADJECTIVE
energy, force
electric, electrical, electromagnetic, gravitational, magnetic

the earth's magnetic field

FIELD + NOUN
strength
7 computing
ADJECTIVE
data, display, input
VERB + FIELD
create

You will need to create separate fields for first name, last name and address.

move between

the use of keys to move between fields

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verb
Field is used with these nouns as the object: ↑army, ↑call, ↑candidate, ↑query, ↑question, ↑side, ↑team

Collocations dictionary. 2013.

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  • Field — (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field — (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[ a]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.] 1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture; cultivated ground; the open… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field — or fields may refer to: * Field (agriculture), an area of land used to cultivate crops for agricultural purposes * Field of study, a branch of knowledge * Playing field, in sports, the area in which the sport is played * Visual field or field of… …   Wikipedia

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  • field — [fēld] n. [ME feld < OE, akin to Ger feld, Du veld < IE * pelt < base * pele , * pla , flat and broad > L planus, plane, Gr palamē, flat hand] 1. a wide stretch of open land; plain 2. a piece of cleared land, set off or enclosed, for… …   English World dictionary

  • field — ► NOUN 1) an area of open land, especially one planted with crops or pasture. 2) a piece of land used for a sport or game. 3) a subject of study or sphere of activity. 4) a region or space with a particular property: a magnetic field. 5) a space… …   English terms dictionary

  • field — field, domain, province, sphere, territory, bailiwick are comparable when they denote the limits in which a person, an institution, or a department of knowledge, of art, or of human endeavor appropriately or necessarily confines his or its… …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • Field's — is the biggest shopping centre in Denmark and the largest in Scandinavia.It is located in Ørestad, Copenhagen, close to the E20 motorway and Ørestad station on the Copenhagen Metro. It takes 10 minutes from Ørestad station to the city centre (Kgs …   Wikipedia

  • field — [n1] open land that can be cultivated acreage, cropland, enclosure, farmland, garden, glebe, grassland, green, ground, lea, mead, meadow, moorland, pasture, patch, plot, ranchland, range, terrain, territory, tillage, tract, vineyard; concepts 509 …   New thesaurus

  • Field — Field, v. i. [imp. & p. p. {Fielded}; p. pr. & vb. n. {Fielding}.] 1. To take the field. [Obs.] Spenser. [1913 Webster] 2. (Ball Playing) To stand out in the field, ready to catch, stop, or throw the ball. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Field — Field, v. t. (Ball Playing) To catch, stop, throw, etc. (the ball), as a fielder. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English


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