• American and French field artillery gun crews
    American and French field artillery gun crews
  • WordNet 3.6
    • n fielding (baseball) handling the ball while playing in the field
    • n Fielding English novelist and dramatist (1707-1754)
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Additional illustrations & photos:

A Field Shanty 117 A Field Shanty 117
Northcroft kicking the field goal anticipated by the Navy and feared by the Army Northcroft kicking the field goal anticipated by the Navy and feared by the Army
Cadets and Middies entering the field Cadets and Middies entering the field

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Soldier Field is the oldest field in the NFL
    • n Fielding (Ball Playing) The act of playing as a fielder.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Actress Sally Field was paid $4,000 a week for her role in the TV show The Flying Nun
    • n Fielding In base-ball and cricket, play in the field.
    • n Fielding The exposure to sun and air of guile or malt-wash in casks, in order to promote its acetification.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Eight positions are mentioned in Abbott and Costello's "Who's on First?" routine. Only right field was left out.
    • Fielding the acting in the field at cricket as distinguished from batting
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  • Rupert Brooke
    Rupert Brooke
    “If I should die, think only this of me: that there's some corner of a foreign field that is for ever England.”
  • Gayle Sayers
    Gayle Sayers
    “When you step onto that field, you cannot concede a thing.”
  • Walter Payton
    Walter Payton
    “I want to be remembered as the guy who gave his all whenever he was on the field.”
  • Kahlil Gibran
    “Your friend is your field which you sow with love and reap with thanksgiving.”
  • Napoleon Hill
    “There would be no advantage to be gained by sowing a field of wheat if the harvest did not return more than was sown.”
  • Joseph Heller
    Joseph Heller
    “Frankly, I'd like to see the government get out of war altogether and leave the whole field to private industry.”


Be out in left field - (USA) To be out in left field is not to know what's going on. Taken from baseball, when youngsters assign less capable players to the outfield where the ball is less likely to be hit by a young player. In business, one might say, 'Don't ask the new manager; he's out in left field and doesn't know any answers yet.'
Out of the left field - (USA) If something comes out of the left field, it is beside the point and has nothing to do with the matter being discussed.
Play the field - Someone who plays the field dates or has sexual relationships with many people.


Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
A.S. feld; cf. Dut. veld, the open country, Ger. feld.


In literature:

What is now the City Hall Park was called in 1776 "the Fields," or "The Common.
"The Campaign of 1776 around New York and Brooklyn" by Henry P. Johnston
When de gal went to de field and told her husband 'bout it, he told her whar to go and stay 'til he got dar.
"Slave Narratives: A Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Work Projects Administration
He was notably successful in both fields.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
Can you call a tangle of woods a field?
"The History of the American Expedition Fighting the Bolsheviki" by Joel R. Moore
It is difficult to say in what field Jay did the best work.
"A Political History of the State of New York, Volumes 1-3" by DeAlva Stanwood Alexander
The Diaphragm in a Magnetic Field.
"Electricity for Boys" by J. S. Zerbe
Announcing that they would begin with a little plain fielding practice, Eliot assigned them to their positions.
"Rival Pitchers of Oakdale" by Morgan Scott
Dey had 320 acres o' cleared fields in Georgia and then de rice fields, I just don't know how many acres.
"Slave Narratives: a Folk History of Slavery in the United States" by Various
When the teams met in the playing-fields the difference in the size of the players was remarked.
"The Hill" by Horace Annesley Vachell
Think of Lot and then think of a lily of the field!
"My Daily Meditation for the Circling Year" by John Henry Jowett

In poetry:

'Forgive the fond, officious zeal
Of one that loves his lord!
The new possessor of your field
A suppliant I implored.
"A Tale" by John Logan
So up and down poor goosey went,
A busy, hopeful bird.
Searched many wide unfruitful fields,
And many waters stirred.
"The Lay Of A Golden Goose" by Louisa May Alcott
Happy he!—He now has gone
Where no snow is found:
Where with maize the fields are sown,
Self-sprung from the ground;
"Nadowessian Death-Lament" by Friedrich von Schiller
He hears the fight above him rave;
He fears his mates must yield;
He lies as in a narrow grave
Beneath a battle-field.
"The Trumpeter" by Helen Gray Cone
I must labour without pity—
I the pick and spade must wield
In the streetways of the city
Or upon another’s field!
"Beaten Back" by Henry Lawson
For bird, and flower, and tree,
Green fields, and woodland wild,
Shall bear, with voices mild,
Sweet messages to thee.
"Summer Hours" by Horatio Alger Jr

In news:

There are 27 Redskins currently running on the field at FedEx Field before tonight's preseason finale against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Two lines of women face each other on the field of Berkeley's Grove Street Park, the San Francisco Tsunami's third practice field in as many months.
Chicago Bears kicker Robbie Gould (9) celebrates his game-winning field goal against the Carolina Panthers with teammate Henry Melton at Soldier Field in Chicago, Illinois, Sunday, October 28, 2012.
Ural Oil will develop oil fields in the Chernorechensk section of the Tavdinsk region and the Iusk and Katylinsk fields on the border between the Sverdlovsk and Khanty-Mansiisk regions.
After Tom Osborne joined Bo Pelini to lead the team onto the field for the tunnel walk, Nebraska got on the board quickly with a 39-yard Brett Maher field goal and 36-yard touchdown pass from Taylor Martinez to Kenny Bell for a 10-0 lead.
Tour Argentina's soggy fields By: Jeff Caldwell Ride along with a farmer in Argentina as he surveys his soggy fields (all photos courtesy Mauricio Torres).
Irrigated fields appear to be doing well, while dryland fields are hurting to a greater or lesser extent.
Enlarge Buy This Photo Survivors create a pink ribbon in left field in Fifth Third Field.
UConn defensive end Jesse Joseph is helped off the field against Maryland at Capital One Field at Byrd Stadium Saturday afternoon.
0Hannibal Golfers destory the field in the Moberly District, 29 strokes clear of the field.
Patriots defensive tackle Vince Wilfork wanted officials to review field goal, but it turns out that field goals are not reviewable.
Off-Field Turmoil Not Affecting Cowboys Receiver's On-Field Performance.
Fleet Foxes- affiliated Unified Field Collective has announced the inaugural edition of its Unified Field literary journal, which will be released September 18.
On field trials National Shoot to Retrieve Association field trials not only extend s the upland game bird season b ut also provides a sportsmanlike atmosphere to compete with others who enjoy bird dogs and to recognize their accomplishments.
Mike Locksley, whose 33 months as New Mexico's head coach have been marked by failures both on and off the field, became the first coach to be fired in 2011 after another off-field incident and another embarrassing loss.

In science:

SW-EG, the sedenion field HS-SW and sedenion field SW-EG in the curved sedenion space.
Compounding Fields and Their Quantum Equations in the Curved Spaces
When D(ρ) = D and χ(ρ) = χ are constant and u = − k 2π cos(θ − θ ′ ) we obtain the Brownian Mean Field (BMF) model , which is the canonical (fixed T ) version of the microcanonical (fixed E ) Hamiltonian Mean Field (HMF) model .
Nonlinear mean field Fokker-Planck equations. Application to the chemotaxis of biological populations
It can be shown that the Rindler metric is not a solution to the Einstein field equations for any ponderable source of the gravitational field, i.e., it is a vacuum spacetime ,.
Simple derivation of the Generalized Moller-Wu-Lee transformations.Born rigid constant accelerated motion on a curved Lorentzian manifold
Geyer, Atoms in Strong Magnetic Fields (Springer, Berlin, 1994). 5 Atoms and Molecules in Strong Magnetic Fields, eds. P.
Contribution of the second Landau level to the exchange energy of the three-dimensional electron gas in a high magnetic field
Gauge Invariant Fields, or Gauge Symmetric Fields.
Higher-Order Theories of Gravitation