playing field

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n playing field a piece of land prepared for playing a game "the home crowd cheered when Princeton took the field"
    • n playing field the circumstances under which competition occurs "the government's objective is to insure a genuinely level playing field for American industry and commerce in Europe"
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Quotations

  • George Orwell
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    “Probably the battle of Waterloo was won on the playing-fields of Eton, but the opening battles of all subsequent wars have been lost there.”

Idioms

Play the field - Someone who plays the field dates or has sexual relationships with many people.
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Usage

In literature:

Cathy taught him what she learned, and played or worked with him in the fields.
"Emily Brontë" by A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
As the band played "Dixie," the Derby entries filed through the paddock onto the field.
"The 1926 Tatler" by Various
Rabbits were playing in the fields in the silver light.
"Fifty-Two Stories For Girls" by Various
Early in 1889 R. M. Field put on a new military play called "Shenandoah," by Bronson Howard, at the Boston Museum.
"Charles Frohman: Manager and Man" by Isaac Frederick Marcosson and Daniel Frohman
Two field-pieces were brought up, which played with such effect upon the Irish horse that they soon quitted their post.
"The Huguenots in France" by Samuel Smiles
If it spread still farther the face of the globe would become the playing-fields of Bedlam in a moment.
"The Mystery of the Green Ray" by William Le Queux
Play about the fort as much as you please, but go to the field to-day you must not, and you shall not.
"Burl" by Morrison Heady
Field, Nathaniel (1587-1633), his Plays, 426.
"A History of English Literature" by George Saintsbury
On the third evening of his journey, in the middle of an open field, he saw a group of men sitting upon the grass, playing cards.
"Stories to Read or Tell from Fairy Tales and Folklore" by Laure Claire Foucher
Children's voices in play blended with the songs of early workers proceeding to the fields.
"Across the Equator" by Thomas H. Reid
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In poetry:

One glance at sunny fields of grain,
One shout of child at play—
A merry melody drives amain
The one-toned chant away!
"The Disciple" by George MacDonald
Near twenty years have passed away
Since here I bid farewell
To woods and fields, and scenes of play,
And playmates loved so well.
"My Childhood Home I See Again" by Abraham Lincoln
Thy mornings showed, thy nights concealed,
The bowers where Lucy played;
And thine too is the last green field
That Lucy's eyes surveyed.
"I Travelled among Unknown Men" by William Wordsworth
So we strolled to the field where the cowslips grow,
And we played--and we played, for an hour or so;
Then we climbed to the top of the old park wall,
And the Darling she threaded a cowslip ball.
"A Song Of The Greenaway Child" by Henry Austin Dobson
Will you go a-maying, a-maying, a-maying,
Come and be my Queen of May and pluck the may with me?
The fields are full of daisy buds and new lambs playing,
The bird is on the nest, dear, the blossom's on the tree."
"May Day" by Edith Nesbit
I will not lift the door-latch, I will not step in
From the dark fields and the starlight and the bent and whin:
All about the stone gables, in the dusk alone
You shall hear my pipe playing by your own hearth-stone.
"The Piper" by Cicely Fox Smith

In news:

Some students, however, could unknowingly begin school without a level playing field.
Craig Gentry, Julio Borbon and Leonys Martin will bid for playing time in center field.
Land developers in Fargo are asking for a new type of liquor license they say will level the playing field with cheaper alternatives in neighboring West Fargo.
The Philadelphia Union soccer team will play its first home game at Lincoln Financial Field, home of the Eagles, officials said today.
The woman who was hit was sitting at a picnic bench at the field watching her son play.
College graduates enjoy a level playing field, but inequality returns among students who get advanced degrees.
There's quite a home-field advantage for Seattle teams playing at CenturyLink Field.
Baseball's secret $uccess $tory MLB.com means a flood of new dollars for teams -- and maybe a more level playing field.
South Georgia Disc Golf Changing the Playing Field .
Prop 32 Loss Shows Voters Want Level Playing Field .
Early childhood resource aims to even education playing field .
Let's level playing field before the next election.
Measure V would level the playing field .
Amazon sales tax deal levels playing field .
Has the courtroom become sports' new playing field .
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In science:

Cancelling the dirac-δ from eq.(III) would solve the mathematical problems but at the same time jeopardize Field’s further reasoning where the constraint x2 = x1 + x0 of the mutual particle positions, ensured by the δ , plays a crucial role.
Comment on "Why Einstein, Podolsky and Rosen did not prove that quantum mechanics is 'incomplete'"
Apparently, the only scene on which we can play tricks is the field interaction.
Regard Renormalization in QED as Functor between Categories
Renn and Sauer formulated Einstein's heuristic principles that played a role in Einstein's search and rejection of generally covariant field equations between 1912 and 1913.
Genesis of general relativity - Discovery of general relativity
EM field interacting with the plasma: simultaneous generation of magnetic field and fluid vorticity when both were initially absent. Finiteness of the plasma plays a and the effect vanishes.
Coherent effects in the stochastic electrodynamics of two-fluid plasma
As a by-product of our results, we show that the sum of the aforementioned amplitudes plays the role of the boundary S –matrix for the free massive bosonic Quantum Field Theory in half–plane, such that a definition of a boundary state for this problem can be used to compute the quantities we are interested in.
Random Walk with a Boundary Line as a Free Massive Boson with a Defect Line
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