a part of a structure having some specific characteristic or function; "the spacious cooking area provided plenty of room for servants"
the extent of a 2-dimensional surface enclosed within a boundary; "the area of a rectangle"; "it was about 500 square feet in area"
a part of an animal that has a special function or is supplied by a given artery or nerve; "in the abdominal region"
a subject of study; "it was his area of specialization"; "areas of interest include..."
a particular geographical region of indefinite boundary (usually serving some special purpose or distinguished by its people or culture or geography)
a branch of knowledge; "in what discipline is his doctorate?"; "teachers should be well trained in their subject"; "anthropology is the study of human beings"
all the competitors in a particular contest or sporting event
all of the horses in a particular horse race
(mathematics) a set of elements such that addition and multiplication are commutative and associative and multiplication is distributive over addition and there are two elements 0 and 1; "the set of all rational numbers is a field"
(computer science) a set of one or more adjacent characters comprising a unit of information
select (a team or individual player) for a game; "The Buckeyes fielded a young new quarterback for the Rose Bowl"
a region where a battle is being (or has been) fought; "they made a tour of Civil War battlefields"
answer adequately or successfully; "The lawyer fielded all questions from the press"
a region in which active milit
an asset of special worth or utility; "cooking is his forte"
an enclosure that is set back or indented
a small concavity
(ecology) the status of an organism within its environment and community (affecting its survival as a species)
a position particularly well suited to the person who occupies it; "he found his niche in the academic world"