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Synonyms of field in English:


  • 1 a large plowed field
    literarylea, sward
  • 2 a soccer field
    playing field, ground, sports field;
    British pitch
  • 3 the field of biotechnology
    area, sphere, discipline, province, department, domain, sector, branch, subject
  • 4 your field of vision
    scope, range, sweep, reach, extent
  • 5 she is well ahead of the field
  • verb

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  • 1 she fielded the ball
    catch, stop, retrieve;
    return, throw back
  • 2 they can field an army of about one million
    deploy, position, range, dispose
  • 3 he fielded some awkward questions
    deal with, handle, cope with, answer, reply to, respond to
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  • 1 field experience
    practical, hands-on, applied, experiential, empirical
    [Antonyms] theoretical
  • 2 field artillery
    mobile, portable, transportable, movable, maneuverable, light
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