Definition for fielder (2 of 2)
- 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.
- the team in the field, as opposed to the one at bat.
- the outfield.
- the scene or area of active military operations.
- a battleground.
- a battle.
- Informal. an area located away from the headquarters of a commander.
- one or more related characters treated as a unit and constituting part of a record, for purposes of input, processing, output, or storage by a computer: If the hours-worked field is blank or zero, the program does not write a check for that employee.
- (in a punch card) any number of columns regularly used for recording the same information.
verb (used with object)
- to catch or pick up (the ball) in play: The shortstop fielded the grounder and threw to first for the out.
- to place (a player, group of players, or a team) in the field to play.
verb (used without object) Baseball, Cricket.
- of, taking place, or competed for on the field and not on the track, as the discus throw or shot put.
- of or relating to field events.
Origin of field
Related formsmis·field, verbun·field·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for fielder
“It seems like the game in the American Economy is to find tricks and loopholes to give you an advantage,” Fielder says.
“There are no accurate numbers for the amount of customers we had, but my guess would be thousands,” Fielder says.
“They are the ultimate reality concept,” Fielder says in a steady, customer service voice.
Unlike other reality shows, Fielder swears by his integrity.
“There is a promise that you can make a successful life running a business,” Fielder says.
This signal should be known also to the pitcher and by every other fielder who may be interested in the play.Base-Ball|John M. Ward
As a batsman he was only fair, and as a fielder decidedly careless.A Ball Player's Career|Adrian C. Anson
The fielder was right under it—certainly it looked as though he could not miss.Andy at Yale|Roy Eliot Stokes
The fielder turned almost under the ball and reached upward, leaped back a step, clutched wildly, and fell.For the Honor of the School|Ralph Henry Barbour
A ball caught by the captain from the guards or fielder of his team, does not count.Games for the Playground, Home, School and Gymnasium|Jessie H. Bancroft
British Dictionary definitions for fielder (1 of 3)
- a player in the field
- a member of the fielding rather than the batting side
British Dictionary definitions for fielder (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for fielder (3 of 3)
- all the runners in a particular race or competitors in a competition
- the runners in a race or competitors in a competition excluding the favourite
- an area of human activitythe field of human knowledge
- a sphere or division of knowledge, interest, etchis field is physics
- a place away from the laboratory, office, library, etc, usually out of doors, where practical work is done or original material or data collected
- (as modifier)a field course
- See field of force
- a region of space that is a vector field
- a region of space under the influence of some scalar quantity, such as temperature
- a set of one or more characters comprising a unit of information
- a predetermined section of a record
- military in an area in which operations are in progress
- actively or closely involved with or working on something (rather than being in a more remote or administrative position)
Word Origin for field
Science definitions for fielder
- In a database, a space for a single item of information contained in a record.
- An interface element in a graphical user interface that accepts the input of text.
Idioms and Phrases with fielder
In addition to the idiom beginning with field
- field day
- cover the field
- far afield
- out in left field
- play the field
- take the field