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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [feel-ding]
    • /ˈfil dɪŋ/
    • /fiːld/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [feel-ding]
    • /ˈfil dɪŋ/

Definitions of fielding word

  • noun fielding an expanse of open or cleared ground, especially a piece of land suitable or used for pasture or tillage. 1
  • noun fielding Sports. a piece of ground devoted to sports or contests; playing field. (in betting) all the contestants or numbers that are grouped together as one: to bet on the field in a horse race. (in football) the players on the playing ground. the area in which field events are held. 1
  • noun fielding Baseball. the team in the field, as opposed to the one at bat. the outfield. 1
  • noun fielding a sphere of activity, interest, etc., especially within a particular business or profession: the field of teaching; the field of Shakespearean scholarship. 1
  • noun fielding the area or region drawn on or serviced by a business or profession; outlying areas where business activities or operations are carried on, as opposed to a home or branch office: our representatives in the field. 1
  • noun fielding a job location remote from regular workshop facilities, offices, or the like. 1

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Origin of fielding

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English, Old English feld; cognate with German Feld

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Parts of speech for Fielding


fielding popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 81% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

fielding usage trend in Literature

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