Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The area of the field bounded by home plate and first, second, and third bases.
  • noun The defensive positions of first base, second base, third base, and shortstop considered as a unit.
  • noun The area inside a racetrack or running track.
  • noun A field located near a farmhouse.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun In base-ball. See field, n., 3.
  • Under crop; noting arable land which is still kept under crop: distinguished from outfield.
  • To inclose, as a piece of land; make a field of.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • transitive verb rare To inclose, as a field.
  • noun Scotland Arable and manured land kept continually under crop; -- distinguished from outfield.
  • noun (Baseball) The diamond; -- opposed to outfield. See Diamond, n., 5.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun The area inside a racetrack or running track.
  • noun A constrained scope or area.
  • noun agriculture An area to cultivate: a field
  • noun baseball The region of the field roughly bounded by the home plate, first base, second base and third base.
  • noun baseball (as a modifier, functioning as an adjective) Of an event, happening in the infield.
  • noun cricket The region of the field roughly bounded by the wicket keeper, slips, gully, point, cover, mid off, mid on, midwicket and square leg.
  • verb transitive To inclose (a piece of land); make a field of.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun the area of a baseball field that is enclosed by 3 bases and home plate

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

From in- +‎ field.

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