afield

adverb or adjective \ ə-ˈfēld \

Definition of afield

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

First Known Use of afield

before 12th century


AFIELD Defined for English Language Learners

afield

adverb

Definition of afield for English Language Learners

  • : away from home : away from here or there


AFIELD Defined for Kids

afield

adverb \ ə-ˈfēld \

Definition of afield for Students

1 :to, in, or into the countryside
2 :away from home
  • People came from as far afield as Canada.
3 :out of a usual, planned, or proper course
  • His question led the discussion far afield.


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