d. dudley field


Cyrus West, 1819–92, U.S. financier: projector of the first Atlantic cable.
David Dudley, Jr. 1805–94, U.S. jurist (brother of Cyrus West and Stephen Johnson Field).
Erastus Salisbury, 1805–1900, U.S. painter.
Eugene, 1850–95, U.S. poet and journalist.
John, 1782–1837, Irish pianist and composer.
Marshall, 1834–1906, U.S. merchant and philanthropist.
Stephen Johnson, 1816–99, U.S. jurist: associate justice of the U.S. Supreme Court 1863–97 (brother of Cyrus West and David Dudley Field).
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field (fiːld)
1.  an open tract of uncultivated grassland; meadowRelated: campestral
2.  a piece of land cleared of trees and undergrowth, usually enclosed with a fence or hedge and used for pasture or growing crops: a field of barley
3.  a limited or marked off area, usually of mown grass, on which any of various sports, athletic competitions, etc, are held: a soccer field
4.  an area that is rich in minerals or other natural resources: a coalfield
5.  battlefield short for airfield
6.  the mounted followers that hunt with a pack of hounds
7.  a.  all the runners in a particular race or competitors in a competition
 b.  the runners in a race or competitors in a competition excluding the favourite
8.  cricket the fielders collectively, esp with regard to their positions
9.  a wide or open expanse: a field of snow
10.  a.  an area of human activity: the field of human knowledge
 b.  a sphere or division of knowledge, interest, etc: his field is physics
11.  a.  a place away from the laboratory, office, library, etc, usually out of doors, where practical work is done or original material or data collected
 b.  (as modifier): a field course
12.  the surface or background, as of a flag, coin, or heraldic shield, on which a design is displayed
13.  Also called: field of view the area within which an object may be observed with a telescope, microscope, etc
14.  physics
 a.  See field of force
 b.  a region of space that is a vector field
 c.  a region of space under the influence of some scalar quantity, such as temperature
15.  maths a set of entities subject to two binary operations, addition and multiplication, such that the set is a commutative group under addition and the set, minus the zero, is a commutative group under multiplication and multiplication is distributive over addition
16.  maths, logic the set of elements that are either arguments or values of a function; the union of its domain and range
17.  computing
 a.  a set of one or more characters comprising a unit of information
 b.  a predetermined section of a record
18.  television one of two or more sets of scanning lines which when interlaced form the complete picture
19.  obsolete the open country: beasts of the field
20.  hold the field, keep the field to maintain one's position in the face of opposition
21.  in the field
 a.  military in an area in which operations are in progress
 b.  actively or closely involved with or working on something (rather than being in a more remote or administrative position)
22.  lead the field to be in the leading or most pre-eminent position
23.  informal leave the field to back out of a competition, contest, etc
24.  take the field to begin or carry on activity, esp in sport or military operations
25.  informal play the field to disperse one's interests or attentions among a number of activities, people, or objects
26.  (modifier) military of or relating to equipment, personnel, etc, specifically designed or trained for operations in the field: a field gun; a field army
27.  (tr) sport to stop, catch, or return (the ball) as a fielder
28.  (tr) sport to send (a player or team) onto the field to play
29.  (intr) sport (of a player or team) to act or take turn as a fielder or fielders
30.  (tr) military to put (an army, a unit, etc) in the field
31.  (tr) to enter (a person) in a competition: each party fielded a candidate
32.  informal (tr) to deal with or handle, esp adequately and by making a reciprocal gesture: to field a question
Related: campestral
[Old English feld; related to Old Saxon, Old High German feld, Old English fold earth, Greek platus broad]

Field (fiːld)
John. 1782--1837, Irish composer and pianist, lived in Russia from 1803: invented the nocturne

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Word Origin & History

O.E. feld "plain, open land" (as opposed to woodland), also "a parcel of land marked off and used for pasture or tillage," probably related to O.E. folde "earth, land," from P.Gmc. *felthuz "flat land," from PIE *pel(e)-tu-, from base *pele- "flat, to spread" (cf. L. planus "flat, level," O.C.S. polje
"field;" see plane (1)). Common W.Gmc. (cf. O.Fris. feld, M.H.G. velt, Ger. Feld), but not found outside it (Sw. fält, Dan. felt are borrowed from Ger.), though Finnish pelto "field" is believed to have been adapted from P.Gmc. The Eng. spelling with -ie- is probably the work of Anglo-Fr. scribes. The verb meaning "to go out to fight" is 16c., from the n. in the sense of "battlefield" (c.1300). Collective use for "all engaged in a sport" (or, in horseracing, all but the favorite) is 1742; play the field "avoid commitment" (1936) is from notion of gamblers betting on other horses than the favorite. The verb meaning "to stop and return the ball" is first recorded 1823, originally in cricket; figurative sense is from 1902. Field day (1747) was originally a day of military exercise and review; fig. sense is from 1827.
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Science Dictionary
field  [%PREMIUM_LINK%]     (fēld)  Pronunciation Key 
  1. 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.

  2. The region whose image is visible to the eye or accessible to an optical instrument.

  3. 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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Field definition

(Heb. sadeh), a cultivated field, but unenclosed. It is applied to any cultivated ground or pasture (Gen. 29:2; 31:4; 34:7), or tillage (Gen. 37:7; 47:24). It is also applied to woodland (Ps. 132:6) or mountain top (Judg. 9:32, 36; 2 Sam. 1:21). It denotes sometimes a cultivated region as opposed to the wilderness (Gen. 33:19; 36:35). Unwalled villages or scattered houses are spoken of as "in the fields" (Deut. 28:3, 16; Lev. 25:31; Mark 6:36, 56). The "open field" is a place remote from a house (Gen. 4:8; Lev. 14:7, 53; 17:5). Cultivated land of any extent was called a field (Gen. 23:13, 17; 41:8; Lev. 27:16; Ruth 4:5; Neh. 12:29).

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