[ feeldz ]
/ fildz /


W. C.William Claude Dukenfield, 1880–1946, U.S. vaudeville and motion-picture comedian.
Dorothy,1905–74, U.S. librettist and lyricist.

Nearby words

  1. fie,
  2. fiedler,
  3. fiedler, arthur,
  4. fief,
  5. fiefdom,
  6. field ambulance,
  7. field army,
  8. field artillery,
  9. field battery,
  10. field bed

Origin of field

before 1000; Middle English, Old English feld; cognate with German Feld

Related formsmis·field, verbun·field·ed, adjective Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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British Dictionary definitions for fields


/ (fiːldz) /


Dame Gracie . real name Grace Stansfield . 1898–1979, English popular singer and entertainer
W. C. real name William Claude Dukenfield . 1880–1946, US film actor, noted for his portrayal of comic roles


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John . 1782–1837, Irish composer and pianist, lived in Russia from 1803: invented the nocturne


/ (fiːld) /



Word Origin for field

Old English feld; related to Old Saxon, Old High German feld, Old English fold earth, Greek platus broad

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Word Origin and History for fields
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Science definitions for fields


[ fēld ]

A distribution in a region of space of the strength and direction of a force, such as the electrostatic force near an electrically charged object, that would act on a body at any given point in that region. See also electric field magnetic field.
The region whose image is visible to the eye or accessible to an optical instrument.
A set of elements having two operations, designated addition and multiplication, satisfying the conditions that multiplication is distributive over addition, that the set is a group under addition, and that the elements with the exception of the additive identity (0) form a group under multiplication. The set of all rational numbers is a field.
  1. In a database, a space for a single item of information contained in a record.
  2. An interface element in a graphical user interface that accepts the input of text.
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Idioms and Phrases with fields


In addition to the idiom beginning with field

  • field day

also see:

  • cover the field
  • far afield
  • out in left field
  • play the field
  • take the field
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