noun An area of open land, especially one planted with crops or pasture, typically bounded by hedges or fences. (a wheat field) A particular branch of study or sphere of activity or interest. (we talked to professionals in various fields) A space or range within which objects are visible from a particular viewpoint or through a piece of apparatus. All the participants in a contest or sport. (he destroyed the rest of the field with a devastating injection of speed) An area on a flag with a single background colour. (fifty white stars on a blue field) The region in which a particular condition prevails, especially one in which a force or influence is effective regardless of the presence or absence of a material medium. A system subject to two binary operations analogous to those for the multiplication and addition of real numbers, and having similar commutative and distributive laws.
verb Attempt to catch or stop the ball and return it after it has been hit by the batsman or batter, thereby preventing runs being scored or base runners advancing. Send out (a team or individual) to play in a game. (Leeds fielded a team of youngsters) Deal with (a difficult question, telephone call, etc.).
adjective Carried out or working in the natural environment, rather than in a laboratory or office. (field observations and interviews)