a field in which corn is grown.

Origin of cornfield

First recorded in 1275–1325, cornfield is from the Middle English word cornfield. See corn1, field Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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Contemporary Examples of cornfield

Historical Examples of cornfield

  • He then crept softly from the house and leaping a fence, gained the cornfield.

    Chronicles of Border Warfare

    Alexander Scott Withers

  • Let us go into the cornfield, and see what the men are about; this yard is very dull.

    The Fairchild Family

    Mary Martha Sherwood

  • Dead and dying choked the cornfield as the dead and dying had choked the cane brake.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • Back through the cornfield before the Dunkard church fell the blue.

    The Long Roll

    Mary Johnston

  • South of David Eby's cornfield stretched a strip of woodland.


    Anna Balmer Myers

British Dictionary definitions for cornfield



a field planted with cereal crops
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Word Origin and History for cornfield

late 13c., from corn (n.1) + field (n.).

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper