Afield - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |əˈfiːld|  American pronunciation of the word afield
Brit.  |əˈfiːld|  British pronunciation of the word afield

adverb

- far away from home or one's usual surroundings(syn: abroad)

looking afield for new lands to conquer

- 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

- off the subject; beyond the point at issue

such digressions can lead us too far afield

Examples

Our students come from Europe and even further afield.

His criticism was totally afield.

looking afield for new lands to conquer

the armies were afield, challenging the enemy's advance

unlawful to carry hunting rifles afield until the season opens

such digressions can lead us too far afield

Graceful afield and afoot in his youth, he bullied into a prodigious slugger in his final years.

If you want to go further afield, there are bicycles for hire.

Most of them were locals, but some had come from farther afield (=a greater distance away).

They were exporting as far afield as Alexandria.

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