afield

afield
adverb or adjective Date: before 12th century 1. to, in, or on the field <
was weak at bat but strong afield
>
2. away from home ; abroad 3. out of the way ; astray <
irrelevant remarks that carried us far afield
>

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Afield — A*field , adv. [Pref. a + field.] 1. To, in, or on the field. We drove afield. Milton. [1913 Webster] How jocund did they drive their team afield! Gray. [1913 Webster] 2. Out of the way; astray. [1913 Webster] Why should he wander afield at the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • afield — index astray Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • afield — (adv.) 1590s, contraction of Middle English in felde, from O.E. on felda in the field (especially of battle), from a on (see A (Cf. a ) (1)) + FIELD (Cf. field). Meaning away from home is attested by early 15c …   Etymology dictionary

  • afield — ► ADVERB ▪ to or at a distance …   English terms dictionary

  • afield — [ə fēld′] adv. 1. in, on, or to the field 2. away (from home) 3. off the right path; astray …   English World dictionary

  • afield — [[t]əfi͟ːld[/t]] 1) PHRASE: oft from PHR Further afield or farther afield means in places or areas other than the nearest or most obvious one. They enjoy participating in a wide variety of activities, both locally and further afield... You are… …   English dictionary

  • afield — a|field [ ə fild ] adverb far afield far away, especially from where you live or are staying: The salon attracts clients from as far afield as Vienna. farther afield (=longer distances away, especially from home): As Kim became more confident, he …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • afield — /euh feeld /, adv. 1. abroad; away from home. 2. off the beaten path; far and wide: to go afield in one s reading. 3. off the mark: His criticism was totally afield. 4. in or to the field or countryside. 5. beyond the range or field of one s… …   Universalium

  • afield — a|field [əˈfi:ld] adv far/further/farthest afield far away, especially from home ▪ They were exporting as far afield as Alexandria. ▪ students who come from further afield …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • afield — adverb a) Digressing from the topic at hand. Our discussions go so far afield it is really amazing we ever finish one. b) On the field. We now have both teams afield and can begin the match …   Wiktionary

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