contrechamp etymology

French word contrechamp comes from French champ, French contre- (Counter-, anti-.)

Detailed word origin of contrechamp

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
champ French (fra) (heraldry) the background of a shield's design. (mathematics) a vector field, tensor field, or scalar field (but not a commutative ring with identity for which every nonzero element has a multiplicative inverse, cf. corps). A wide open space. An area of study. Field in its various senses, including:.
contre- French (fra) Counter-, anti-.
contrechamp French (fra) (film) reverse shot.

Words with the same origin as contrechamp

Descendants of contre-
contrecarrer contreculture contrefaçon contremarque contremine contrepartie contrepied contrepoison contresens contresigner contrespionnage contreterroriste contrevérité contrordre