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Definitions of field word
- noun field Cyrus West, 1819–92, U.S. financier: projector of the first Atlantic cable. 1
- noun field David Dudley, Jr. 1805–94, U.S. jurist (brother of Cyrus West and Stephen Johnson Field). 1
- noun field Erastus Salisbury, 1805–1900, U.S. painter. 1
- noun field Eugene, 1850–95, U.S. poet and journalist. 1
- noun field John, 1782–1837, Irish pianist and composer. 1
- noun field Marshall, 1834–1906, U.S. merchant and philanthropist. 1
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Origin of field
First appearance:before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English, Old English feld; cognate with German Feld
Parts of speech for Field
A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 98% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".
field usage trend in Literature
Synonyms for field
- meadow — a tract of grassland used for pasture or serving as a hayfield.
- territory — any tract of land; region or district.
- terrain — a tract of land, especially as considered with reference to its natural features, military advantages, etc.
- range — the extent to which or the limits between which variation is possible: the range of steel prices; a wide range of styles.
- green — of the color of growing foliage, between yellow and blue in the spectrum: green leaves.
- retrieve — to recover or regain: to retrieve the stray ball.
- handle — a part of a thing made specifically to be grasped or held by the hand.
- pick up — to choose or select from among a group: to pick a contestant from the audience.
- deflect — If you deflect something that is moving, you make it go in a slightly different direction, for example by hitting or blocking it.
- play — a dramatic composition or piece; drama.
Antonyms for field
- sky — the region of the clouds or the upper air; the upper atmosphere of the earth: airplanes in the sky; cloudy skies.
- fun — something that provides mirth or amusement: A picnic would be fun.
- pastime — something that serves to make time pass agreeably; a pleasant means of amusement, recreation, or sport: to play cards as a pastime.
- hobby — an activity or interest pursued for pleasure or relaxation and not as a main occupation: Her hobbies include stamp-collecting and woodcarving.
- entertainment — The action of providing or being provided with amusement or enjoyment.
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