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 ?
It is now I know not how many months since with this object I came here, where I met a herdsman who engaged me as his servant at a place in the heart of this Sierra, and all this time I have been serving him as herd, striving to keep always afield to hide these locks which have now unexpectedly betrayed me.
His hunting had not carried him far afield, nor was he prone to permit it to do so.
He had not gone far, he was not past the midst of the first afield, when his whole brain thundered within him, 'Fool
At last there came a time when the driver went further afield than he had yet gone, and during his absence, the horses began to tremble worse than ever and to snort and scream with fright.
It was this restlessness, this insecurity, perhaps, that drove me further and further afield in my exploring expeditions.
105} As long as corn and wine held out the men did not touch the cattle when they were hungry; when, however, they had eaten all there was in the ship, they were forced to go further afield, with hook and line, catching birds, and taking whatever they could lay their hands on; for they were starving.
Let it only be noised afield," said I to myself, and it will resound greatly to his Excellency's credit.
This voyage, of which the details need not be given, we had to range far afield for sufficient reasons.
Are you going to send me afield still further to some man whom you have taken up in Phrygia or fair Meonia?
charge of the inquiry, had not arrested him, but he knew well enough that if he tried to move far afield he would be instantly arrested.
My man's gone afield, and the little girl's seeing to the kettles.
It was for this reason, possibly, as much as another that Zu-tag hunted so often alone; but it was his utter fearlessness that permitted him to wander far afield away from the protection which numbers gave the great apes.