[ UK /ɐfˈiːld/ ]
[ US /əˈfiɫd/ ]
  1. in or into a field (especially a field of battle)
    unlawful to carry hunting rifles afield until the season opens
    the armies were afield, challenging the enemy's advance
  2. off the subject; beyond the point at issue
    such digressions can lead us too far afield
  3. far away from home or one's usual surroundings
    looking afield for new lands to conquer
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How To Use afield In A Sentence

  • However, if you choose to travel further afield, to Ringsend for example, a woman's wash, cut and blow-dry will cost just £13.50 in one salon.
  • Not many hunters go afield these days dressed in jeans, a worn Army jacket and old work boots.
  • And with prospects for UK commercial property now looking less rosy, a number of advisers are suggesting that their clients look farther afield. Times, Sunday Times
  • Driving further afield for the cheapest petrol is a false economy for many drivers. Times, Sunday Times
  • The flocks often consist of winter visitors, which come here in large numbers from as far afield as Russia. Times, Sunday Times
  • Curiosity took me further and further afield as I got older. Times, Sunday Times
  • The temptation is often to buy close to home, but while local knowledge can be useful, better investments may lie farther afield. Times, Sunday Times
  • I'll not deny that flowers pop up their heads afield without such call, that the jack-in-the-pulpit speaks its maiden sermon on some other beckoning of nature. Journeys to Bagdad
  • Law schools do tolerate some non-PC thinking, but not anything to far afield from the orthodoxy. The Volokh Conspiracy » Add Bad Ethics to the Problems of “Don’t Ask, Don’t Tell”?
  • Dassies have less cover and need to venture further afield to feed themselves, exposing them to hunting eagles.
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