afield


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a·field

 (ə-fēld′)
adv.
1. Off the usual or desired track.
2. Away from one's home or usual environment.
3. To or on a field.

afield

(əˈfiːld)
adv, adj (postpositive)
1. away from one's usual surroundings or home (esp in the phrase far afield)
2. off the subject; away from the point (esp in the phrase far afield)
3. (Military) in or to the field, esp the battlefield

a•field

(əˈfild)

adv.
1. abroad; away from home.
2. away from the subject; off the mark.
3. in or to the field or countryside.
[before 1000]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adv.1.afield - far away from home or one's usual surroundingsafield - far away from home or one's usual surroundings; "looking afield for new lands to conquer"- R.A.Hall
2.afield - in or into a field (especially a field of battle)afield - in or into a field (especially a field of battle); "the armies were afield, challenging the enemy's advance"; "unlawful to carry hunting rifles afield until the season opens"
3.afield - off the subject; beyond the point at issue; "such digressions can lead us too far afield"

afield

adverb
far afield distant places, far off, far away, remote places, beyond the horizon, far-flung places, far-off places, outlying places, far-removed places Many of those arrested came from far afield.

afield

adverb
Not in the right way or on the proper course:
Translations

afield

[əˈfiːld] ADV far afieldmuy lejos
countries further afieldpaíses más lejanos
you'll have to go further afield for thatpara eso hará falta buscar más lejos

afield

[əˈfiːld] adv
far afield → loin
from far afield → de loin
further afield, farther afield → plus loin
from further afield, from farther afield → de plus loin

afield

adv countries further afieldweiter entfernte Länder; too/very far afieldzu/sehr weit weg or entfernt; to venture further afield (lit, fig)sich etwas weiter (vor)wagen; to explore farther afielddie weitere Umgebung erforschen; to go farther afield for help (fig)in der weiteren Umgebung Hilfe suchen; his studies took him farther afield into new areas of knowledgeseine Forschungen führten ihn immer weiter in neue Wissensbereiche

afield

[əˈfiːld] adv far afieldlontano, distante
References in classic literature ?
Let it only be noised afield," said I to myself, and it will resound greatly to his Excellency's credit.
All I say is, that if my master would take my advice, we would be now afield, redressing outrages and righting wrongs, as is the use and custom of good knights-errant.
This voyage, of which the details need not be given, we had to range far afield for sufficient reasons.
Had Edward not gone so far afield in pursuit of the Londoners, the victory might easily have been on the side of the royalists early in the day, but by thus eliminating his division after defeating a part of De Montfort's army, it was as though neither of these two forces had been engaged.
My friend the reporter left me, and I wandered further afield.
It was this restlessness, this insecurity, perhaps, that drove me further and further afield in my exploring expeditions.
He observed to his father that he was then six-and-twenty, and that when he should start in the farming business he would require eyes in the back of his head to see to all matters--some one would be necessary to superintend the domestic labours of his establishment whilst he was afield.
The green California spring merged into tawny summer, as Jerry, ever running afield, made Michael acquainted with the farthest and highest reaches of the Kennan ranch in the Valley of the Moon.
After performance of this pious rite Haita unbarred the gate of the fold and with a cheerful mind drove his flock afield, eating his morning meal of curds and oat cake as he went, occasionally pausing to add a few berries, cold with dew, or to drink of the waters that came away from the hills to join the stream in the middle of the valley and be borne along with it, he knew not whither.
And we abandoned the Oakland water-front and went wider afield for our adventures.
The shes and the balus roamed unguarded through the sullen jungle, while the greedy males foraged far afield, and thus it was that Teeka and Gazan, her balu, hunted upon the extreme southern edge of the tribe with no great male near them.
His hunting had not carried him far afield, nor was he prone to permit it to do so.