1. a field;〔平原〕a plain
    • 野のゆり
    • a field lily
    • 野に咲く花
    • a wild flower
  1. あとは野となれ山となれ《俗》 I don't give a damn what happens afterward(s)./After me [us] the deluge [déljuːdʒ|déljuːdʒ].
    • 彼女は野に置いたままのほうがよい
    • We had better leave her in her natural environment.
  1. 1〔野原〕a field;〔平原〕a plain
  1. 2〔民間〕
    • 野に下る
    • leave government service
    • 井上氏は野にあって水野首相を助けることを約束した
    • Mr. Inoue promised to help Premier Mizuno from outside the cabinet.
    • 大臣は野にある人材を登用する方針だ
    • The minister intends to appoint talented people from outside government.
  1. 3〔野党〕
    • 労働党は野に下った
    • The Labour Party went out of power.
    • その党は現在なお野にある
    • The party is still in opposition.