a day devoted to outdoor sports or athletic contests, as at a school.
an outdoor gathering; outing; picnic.
a day for military exercises and display.
an occasion or opportunity for unrestricted activity, amusement, etc.:
The children had a field day with their new skateboards.
a day spent in some special outdoor activity, such as nature study or sport
a day-long competition between amateur radio operators using battery or generator power, the aim being to make the most contacts with other operators around the world
(military) a day devoted to manoeuvres or exercises, esp before an audience
(informal) a day or time of exciting or successful activity: the children had a field day with their new toys
1747, originally a day of military exercise and review (see field (v.)); figurative sense is from 1827.
have a field day
A time of great pleasure, activity, or opportunity, as in The press had a field day with this sensational murder trial. This colloquial expression, dating from the 1700s, originally referred to a day set aside for military maneuvers and exercises, and later was extended to a similar day for sports and games. Since the early 1800s it has been used more loosely.
noun 1. a psychological trait associated with having an external locus of orientation (contrasted with ).
- Field drain
noun 1. an underground earthenware pipe used for draining fields
[feeld] /fild/ noun 1. an expanse of open or cleared ground, especially a piece of land suitable or used for pasture or tillage. 2. Sports. 3. Baseball. 4. a sphere of activity, interest, etc., especially within a particular business or profession: the field of teaching; the field of Shakespearean scholarship. 5. the area or region […]
- Field-effect transistor
[feeld-i-fekt] /ˈfild ɪˌfɛkt/ noun, Electronics. 1. a transistor in which the output current is varied by varying the value of an electric field within a region of the device. Abbreviation: FET. noun 1. a unipolar transistor consisting of three or more electrode regions, the source, one or more gates, and the drain. A current flowing […]