Definition for fielding (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
OTHER WORDS FROM fieldmis·field, verbun·field·ed, adjective
Examples from the Web for fielding
He's dazzling, fielding questions, spinning out anecdotes and limericks, sounding 35 and hungry for publicity.Alfred Hitchcock’s Fade to Black: The Great Director’s Final Days|David Freeman|December 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The GOP is fielding its strongest slate of presidential candidates in forever.Ben Carson’s Bizarrely Serious, Seriously Bizarre Campaign Crew|Olivia Nuzzi|November 12, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But here Virgin was fielding only one test vehicle that embodied a whole set of completely untried systems.Virgin Galactic’s Flight Path to Disaster: A Clash of High Risk and Hyperbole|Clive Irving|November 1, 2014|DAILY BEAST
No one in the Hall of Fame was the very best at every hitting or fielding measurement all the time either.The Captain’s Log: Derek Jeter’s Lady-Killing Past, From ‘Yeah, Jeets!’ to Gift Baskets|Emily Shire|September 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Lou agreed, until the photographer suggested that Dahlgren pose in a fielding position at first base, with Lou cheering him on.The Stacks: The Day Lou Gehrig Delivered Baseball’s Gettysburg Address|Ray Robinson|July 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
To my surprise, he informed me that Mr. Fielding Thaneford had passed a comfortable night and was better.In Jeopardy|Van Tassel Sutphen
In about twenty previous years, many great ones had departed—notably Pope, Thomson, Fielding.
More fortunate than Fielding, he was allowed to take the measure of his permanent fame.
Fielding tells us that man is fire, and woman tow, and the Prince of Darkness sets a light to 'em.The Pickwick Papers|Charles Dickens
The close relationship in intellectual sympathy between Lillo's talent and the genius of Fielding has already been noticed.Henry Fielding: A Memoir|G. M. Godden
British Dictionary definitions for fielding (1 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for fielding (2 of 3)
British Dictionary definitions for fielding (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 fielding
- 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 fielding
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