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field marshal

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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Marshal \Mar"shal\, n. [OE. mareschal, OF. mareschal, F.
     mar['e]chal, LL. mariscalcus, from OHG. marah-scalc (G.
     marschall); marah horse + scalc servant (akin to AS. scealc,
     Goth. skalks). F. mar['e]chal signifies, a marshal, and a
     farrier. See Mare horse, and cf. Seneschal.]
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     1. Originally, an officer who had the care of horses; a
        groom. [Obs.]
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     2. An officer of high rank, charged with the arrangement of
        ceremonies, the conduct of operations, or the like; as,
        (a) One who goes before a prince to declare his coming and
            provide entertainment; a harbinger; a pursuivant.
        (b) One who regulates rank and order at a feast or any
            other assembly, directs the order of procession, and
            the like.
        (c) The chief officer of arms, whose duty it was, in
            ancient times, to regulate combats in the lists.
        (d) (France) The highest military officer. In other
            countries of Europe a marshal is a military officer of
            high rank, and called field marshal.
        (e) (Am. Law) A ministerial officer, appointed for each
            judicial district of the United States, to execute the
            process of the courts of the United States, and
            perform various duties, similar to those of a sheriff.
            The name is also sometimes applied to certain police
            officers of a city.
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     Earl marshal of England, the eighth officer of state; an
        honorary title, and personal, until made hereditary in the
        family of the Duke of Norfolk. During a vacancy in the
        office of high constable, the earl marshal has
        jurisdiction in the court of chivalry. --Brande & C.
     Earl marshal of Scotland, an officer who had command of the
        cavalry under the constable. This office was held by the
        family of Keith, but forfeited by rebellion in 1715.
     Knight marshal, or Marshal of the King's house, formerly,
        in England, the marshal of the king's house, who was
        authorized to hear and determine all pleas of the Crown,
        to punish faults committed within the verge, etc. His
        court was called the Court of Marshalsea.
     Marshal of the Queen's Bench, formerly the title of the
        officer who had the custody of the Queen's bench prison in
        Southwark. --Mozley & W.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  field \field\ (f[=e]ld), n. [OE. feld, fild, AS. feld; akin to
     D. veld, G. feld, Sw. f[aum]lt, Dan. felt, Icel. fold field
     of grass, AS. folde earth, land, ground, OS. folda.]
     1. Cleared land; land suitable for tillage or pasture;
        cultivated ground; the open country.
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     2. A piece of land of considerable size; esp., a piece
        inclosed for tillage or pasture.
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              Fields which promise corn and wine.   --Byron.
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     3. A place where a battle is fought; also, the battle itself.
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              In this glorious and well-foughten field. --Shak.
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              What though the field be lost?        --Milton.
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     4. An open space; an extent; an expanse. Esp.:
        (a) Any blank space or ground on which figures are drawn
            or projected.
        (b) The space covered by an optical instrument at one
            view; as, wide-field binoculars.
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                  Without covering, save yon field of stars.
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                  Ask of yonder argent fields above. --Pope.
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     5. (Her.) The whole surface of an escutcheon; also, so much
        of it is shown unconcealed by the different bearings upon
        it. See Illust. of Fess, where the field is represented
        as gules (red), while the fess is argent (silver).
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     6. An unresticted or favorable opportunity for action,
        operation, or achievement; province; room.
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              Afforded a clear field for moral experiments.
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     7. (Sports) An open, usually flat, piece of land on which a
        sports contest is played; a playing field; as, a football
        field; a baseball field.
     Syn: playing field, athletic field, playing area.
     8. Specifically: (Baseball) That part of the grounds reserved
        for the players which is outside of the diamond; -- called
        also outfield.
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     9. A geographic region (land or sea) which has some notable
        feature, activity or valuable resource; as, the diamond
        fields of South Africa; an oil field; a gold field; an ice
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     10. A facility having an airstrip where airplanes can take
         off and land; an airfield.
     Syn: airfield, landing field, flying field, aerodrome.
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     11. A collective term for all the competitors in any outdoor
         contest or trial, or for all except the favorites in the
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     12. A branch of knowledge or sphere of activity; especially,
         a learned or professional discipline; as, she's an expert
         in the field of geology; in what field did she get her
         doctorate?; they are the top company in the field of
     Syn: discipline, subject, subject area, subject field, field
          of study, study, branch of knowledge.
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     Note: Within the master text files of this electronic
           dictionary, where a word is used in a specific sense in
           some specialized field of knowledge, that field is
           indicated by the tags: () preceding that sense of the
     13. A location, usually outdoors, away from a studio or
         office or library or laboratory, where practical work is
         done or data is collected; as, anthropologists do much of
         their work in the field; the paleontologist is in the
         field collecting specimens. Usually used in the phrase
     in the field.
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     14. (Physics) The influence of a physical object, such as an
         electrically charged body, which is capable of exerting
         force on objects at a distance; also, the region of space
         over which such an influence is effective; as, the
         earth's gravitational field; an electrical field; a
         magnetic field; a force field.
     15. (Math.) A set of elements within which operations can be
         defined analagous to the operations of addition,
         subtraction, multiplication, and division on the real
         numbers; within such a set of elements addition and
         multiplication are commutative and associative and
         multiplication is distributive over addition and there
         are two elements 0 and 1; a commutative division ring;
         as, the set of all rational numbers is a field.
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     Note: Field is often used adjectively in the sense of
           belonging to, or used in, the fields; especially with
           reference to the operations and equipments of an army
           during a campaign away from permanent camps and
           fortifications. In most cases such use of the word is
           sufficiently clear; as, field battery; field
           fortification; field gun; field hospital, etc. A field
           geologist, naturalist, etc., is one who makes
           investigations or collections out of doors. A survey
           uses a field book for recording field notes, i.e.,
           measurment, observations, etc., made in field work
           (outdoor operations). A farmer or planter employs field
           hands, and may use a field roller or a field derrick.
           Field sports are hunting, fishing, athletic games, etc.
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     Coal field (Geol.) See under Coal.
     Field artillery, light ordnance mounted on wheels, for the
        use of a marching army.
     Field basil (Bot.), a plant of the Mint family ({Calamintha
        Acinos); -- called also basil thyme.
     Field colors (Mil.), small flags for marking out the
        positions for squadrons and battalions; camp colors.
     Field cricket (Zool.), a large European cricket ({Gryllus
        campestric), remarkable for its loud notes.
     Field day.
         (a) A day in the fields.
         (b) (Mil.) A day when troops are taken into the field for
             instruction in evolutions. --Farrow.
         (c) A day of unusual exertion or display; a gala day.
     Field driver, in New England, an officer charged with the
        driving of stray cattle to the pound.
     Field+duck+(Zool.),+the+little+bustard+({Otis+tetrax">Field duck (Zool.), the little bustard ({Otis tetrax),
        found in Southern Europe.
     Field glass. (Optics)
         (a) A binocular telescope of compact form; a lorgnette; a
             race glass.
         (b) A small achromatic telescope, from 20 to 24 inches
             long, and having 3 to 6 draws.
         (c) See Field lens.
     Field lark. (Zool.)
         (a) The skylark.
         (b) The tree pipit.
     Field lens (Optics), that one of the two lenses forming the
        eyepiece of an astronomical telescope or compound
        microscope which is nearer the object glass; -- called
        also field glass.
     Field+madder+(Bot.),+a+plant+({Sherardia+arvensis">Field madder (Bot.), a plant ({Sherardia arvensis) used in
     Field marshal (Mil.), the highest military rank conferred
        in the British and other European armies.
     Field officer (Mil.), an officer above the rank of captain
        and below that of general.
     Field officer's court (U.S.Army), a court-martial
        consisting of one field officer empowered to try all
        cases, in time of war, subject to jurisdiction of garrison
        and regimental courts. --Farrow.
     Field plover (Zool.), the black-bellied plover ({Charadrius
        squatarola); also sometimes applied to the Bartramian
        sandpiper ({Bartramia longicauda).
     Field spaniel (Zool.), a small spaniel used in hunting
        small game.
     Field sparrow. (Zool.)
         (a) A small American sparrow ({Spizella pusilla).
         (b) The hedge sparrow. [Eng.]
     Field staff (Mil.), a staff formerly used by gunners to
        hold a lighted match for discharging a gun.
     Field vole (Zool.), the European meadow mouse.
     Field of ice, a large body of floating ice; a pack.
     Field, or Field of view, in a telescope or microscope,
        the entire space within which objects are seen.
     Field magnet. see under Magnet.
     Magnetic field. See Magnetic.
     To back the field, or To bet on the field. See under
        Back, v. t. -- To keep the field.
         (a) (Mil.) To continue a campaign.
         (b) To maintain one's ground against all comers.
     To lay against the field or To back against the field, to
        bet on (a horse, etc.) against all comers.
     To take the field (Mil.), to enter upon a campaign.
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From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  field marshal
      n 1: an officer holding the highest rank in the army