take the field

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • v take the field go on a campaign; go off to war
    • v take the field go on the playing field, of a football team
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • Take the field to begin military operations
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Quotations

  • Arthur Schopenhauer
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    “Every man takes the limits of his own field of vision for the limits of the world.”

Etymology

Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
M. E. taken—Scand.; Ice. taka pa.t. tók, pa.p. tekinn); conn. with L. tangĕre, tetig-i, to touch, and with Eng. tack.

Usage

In literature:

By the middle of July they were again prepared to take the field.
"The Empire of Austria; Its Rise and Present Power" by John S. C. Abbott
Take the mountain field as an illustration of this.
"American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 1, January, 1889" by Various
Antiochus had to take the field in person.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 6. (of 7): Parthia" by George Rawlinson
The forces which the emperor regarded as at his disposal, and with which he expected to take the field, were the following.
"The Seven Great Monarchies Of The Ancient Eastern World, Vol 7. (of 7): The Sassanian or New Persian Empire" by George Rawlinson
It would take but a very little while to go from here into the very midst of our present Indian field.
"American Missionary, Volume 43, No. 12, December, 1889" by Various
Though unable to take the field, he as general-in-chief directed the assembling and first movements of the Union troops.
"A Short Life of Abraham Lincoln" by John G. Nicolay
If he hire it out for one year and then return, the house, garden and field shall be given back to him, and he shall take it over again.
"The Great Events by Famous Historians, Vol. 1" by Various
When the cane is in proper condition for cutting, as shown by its appearance, an army of workmen take possession of the field.
"Scientific American Supplement, No. 561, October 2, 1886" by Various
When I take the field I am preceded by a hundred spies.
"The New York Times Current History of the European War, Vol 1, Issue 4, January 23, 1915" by Various
Hector takes the opportunity to find out Paris, and exhorts him to return to the field of battle.
"The Iliad of Homer" by Homer
When they are killed, then the Boers take the field.
"With the Boer Forces" by Howard C. Hillegas
Fielding would not let the elders use his church, as he was afraid they would take away his congregation.
"A Young Folks' History of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints" by Nephi Anderson
Adalbert, however, vigorously resisted this decree, taking up arms in his own defence, and defeating his opponent in the field.
"Historical Tales, Vol 5 (of 15)" by Charles Morris
The game starts by each team taking a position anywhere in the half of the field nearest the goal they are defending.
"School, Church, and Home Games" by George O. Draper
That is inevitable when volunteers first take the field.
"Ladysmith" by H. W. Nevinson
Also, I've got my engineering corps mobilized, and it will take the field under Frisbie as its chief not later than to-morrow.
"Empire Builders" by Francis Lynde
Will you take me home across the fields?
"The Safety Curtain, and Other Stories" by Ethel M. Dell
There is an abundant field for the application of pure psychology to ethics, when it takes its own proper ground.
"Practical Essays" by Alexander Bain
But most of those who were privileged to be on the field stood at the farther side, where the start for the mile run was about to take place.
"The Jester of St. Timothy's" by Arthur Stanwood Pier
Otherwise, as both commanders assured us, they would take the field with Gates.
"The Master of Appleby" by Francis Lynde
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In poetry:

I leave the wood all firm and bold,
And whisper as through fields I pass—
"Dear Heaven, that heart is never old
That takes an interest in the grass—
"Summer Invocation" by Alexander Anderson
How golden is our hauberk,
And steel, and steel our sword,
And our shield without a stain
As we take the field again,
We whose armour is the armour of the Lord!
"A Roundhead's Rallying Song" by Alfred Noyes
Are these Thy teachings?--Where is then that pity,
Which bade the weary, suffering come to Thee?--
War takes its toll of life in field and City,
And Thou must see!--O Christianity!
"The Iron Age" by Madison Julius Cawein
Now sadly lorn, from Twitnam's widow'd bower
The drooping Muses take their casual way,
And where they stop, a flood of tears they pour;
And where they weep, no more the fields are gay.
"Elegy VIII. He Describes His Early Love of Poetry, and Its Consequences" by William Shenstone
But if distant fields should the sweeter seem,
And promised grain mock the present chaff,
Then I take what is, though the far lights gleam
I shall live content, and shall love-and laugh!
"Unrest" by Robert Steel Byrnes
To-night the clouds hang very low,
They take the Hill-tops to their breast,
And lay their arms about the fields.
The wind that fans me lying low,
Restless with great desire for rest,
No cooling touch of freshness yields.
"Three Songs Of Zahir-u-Din" by Laurence Hope

In news:

Parker Inks takes the field in 2008.
Missouri Coach Gary Pinkel hasn't enjoyed the same success in his first season in the SEC as Texas A&M's Kevin Sumlin, the man who will be across the field Saturday night when the Tigers take on the No.
The off-the-field issues surrounding Marcus Thomas didn't bother Denver as the Broncos traded up to take the Florida defensive tackle in the NFL draft on Sunday.
It seems as if every time Clemson takes the field in recent weeks it has set a record, and this week should be no different if the Tigers can beat an injury-laden Maryland team as many expect it to.
Philip Rivers and Charlie Whitehurst take the field in Tampa Bay.
The dedication of the field naming will take place on November 2, instead of Sept 28.
Michigan State's Dan Conroy takes the good with the bad on field-goal kicks.
Taking virtual field trip s can provide opportunities for teaching geography and cultural connections, and is the ideal catalyst for extending reading, writing, speaking, and listening skills while engaging in technology.
Kitsap didn't even need to take the field.
WINDSOR – Bertie High School will get a win Friday without taking the field.
"Unfortunately I had to go against my old fellow team, but hey, you have to take care of business on the field, and be friends later.".
Parker Inks taking the football field.
New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady (12) reacts to the crowd as he takes the field prior to an NFL football game against the Indianapolis Colts at Gillette Stadium in Foxborough, Mass.
(AP) A 123-year-old quest for South Dakota football dominance resumes Saturday when South Dakota takes the field against South Dakota State for the first time in nine years.
A one-of-a-kind softball team will take the field Friday for the first time.
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In science:

In fact, both are described as a second-order Jahn-Teller effect. In this section, we only address one of them: the ligand-field hybridization of a transition metal cation with its surrounding anions. Take BaTiO3 as an example.
Multiferroicity, The coupling between magnetic and polarization
The blue bar histograms are somewhat broader than the red ones because, on the average, the field resides for fractions of time in states with n ≠ nt due to the finite time it takes to correct a quantum jump.
Real-time quantum feedback prepares and stabilizes photon number states
We choose to take as the main vehicle of our study, the Hamiltonian Mean-Field (HMF) model , a system of globally coupled rotators moving on a circle.
On the effectiveness of mixing in violent relaxation
Following Fields et al. (2010), we take supernovae as the engines of cosmic-ray acceleration.
Inverse Compton Contribution to the Star-Forming Extragalactic Gamma-Ray Background
Another important family of random measures is the class defined by taking X to be the Gaussian Free Field (GFF) with free or Dirichlet boundary conditions on a planar domain, as in (see also for an introduction to the GFF).
Critical Gaussian Multiplicative Chaos: Convergence of the Derivative Martingale
Reduced RF Gradient Based on studies with 805 MHz cavities, we know that the magnitude and direction of a magnetic field can have a substantial effect on the maximum achievable RF cavity gradient. Similar experimental studies with 201 MHz cavities should take place within the next year.
Accelerator design concept for future neutrino facilities
Adding room for a calorimeter to this proposal, and making sure a significant magnetic field is included, seems like the path to take.
ILCWS08 Test Beam Summary
Thus, θN affects sky coverage because tip/tilt/focus stars should be found within the corrected field in order to take advantage of smaller images to better measure tip/tilt.
Using Site Testing Data for Adaptive Optics Simulations
Despite the complex waveguide structure mode with maximum field in the waveguide loop (red diamonds) demonstrated high level magnetic and electric fields. These results open the way to take the next step of the TW SC cavity development: to build and test a travelingwave three-cell cavity with a feedback waveguide.
Three-cell traveling wave superconducting test structure
Field theory can be obtained from string theory by taking the limit of infinite string tension, in which case all excited modes of the string decouple so that only a field theory survives; by suitably choosing the string theory one can make sure that the desired field theory is obtained in the limit.
Progress in perturbative QCD
This method, not only gave rise to new non-perturbative methods of computation, but also provided a new illuminating way of understanding the phenomena taking place in Quantum Field Theory.
Yang-Mills Fields on the 4-dimensional torus. Part I: Classical Theory
If one takes the time surfaces to be surfaces of constant volume increase, rather than surfaces of constant proper time, the volume averaged scalar field does not increase.
Cosmology from the Top Down
Hence, the structure funct ions for a given local frame field do not contain all of the informat ion that it takes to completely determine the Lie algebra of vector fields on their domain o f definit ion, unless one remembers to add in the extra term that appears in (6.29), but not (6.28).
Nonlinear connections and 1+3 splittings of spacetime
Nor has Quantum Field Theory solved the problem - one has to take recourse to renormalization, and as pointed out by Rohrlich, one still has a non electromagnetic electron.
The Limits of Special Relativity
Further calculations should take into account also the screening of the stray field by the outer shell.
From the Magnetization Profile to the Stray Field of Bistable Wires
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