abroad; away from home.
off the beaten path; far and wide: to go afield in one's reading.
off the mark: His criticism was totally afield.
in or to the field or countryside.
beyond the range or field of one's experience, knowledge, acquaintanceship, etc.: a philosophy far afield of previous philosophical thought.
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How to use afield in a sentence
I’ve always wanted to ski Japan’s north island and also in Scandinavia, but following the pandemic, I plan to stay slightly closer to home and venture further afield as I adjust to whatever the new normal is.
If they have lost a job or income due to the pandemic, they might be moving to Arizona or Mexico or even further afield.The Learning Curve: Enrollment Drops Hit Schools Rich and Poor | Will Huntsberry | December 4, 2020 | Voice of San Diego
Delivery in its neighborhood — San Francisco’s Sunset district — costs $5, while those farther afield in the city pay $10.Ghost Kitchens Are the Wave of the Future. But Is That a Good Thing? | Kristen Hawley | November 9, 2020 | Eater
Candidate sandwichesWhen chefs think of Delaware, they think of Capriotti’s — a sandwich shop that began in Wilmington and now has locations as far afield as Texas and California.Where to find food and drink specials for Election Day 2020 | Fritz Hahn | October 30, 2020 | Washington Post
For Clorox executives, that means focusing on new areas, becoming experts on their own, and not having investment banks push ill-advised deals in categories too far afield.How Clorox’s new CEO plans to turn disinfectant wipes into future wins | Phil Wahba | October 21, 2020 | Fortune
Rising labor costs are another force pushing restaurant owners further afield, Pemoulie says.
At some point, he would like to take the project even further afield.
And this is pretty far afield, but keep an eye on Aleppo in Syria.
Some of them came from wealthier families who could afford to flee a little further afield than the countries bordering Syria.Desperate to Go to War, Syrians in Egypt Find an Ally to Help | Alastair Beach, Abdulhamid Mallas | May 3, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
afield said no one knows why Julie Schenecker killed her children, except Julie Schenecker.
They come in wonderful hunting regalia and in all the wonderful splendor of the Britisher when he is afield.In Africa | John T. McCutcheon
The British officer afield is a very different creature from the gilded ornament of an English mess.The Relief of Mafeking | Filson Young
But he did know that they met now and then, that Mills seemed to have some curious knowledge of when Bland was far afield.The Hidden Places | Bertrand W. Sinclair
These were days that forbade Michael to walk afield, and that with haunting, autumnal birdsong held him in a trance.Sinister Street, vol. 1 | Compton Mackenzie
afield, he was able to pick up propaganda broadcasts from Ceres.The Planet Strappers | Raymond Zinke Gallun
British Dictionary definitions for afield
away from one's usual surroundings or home (esp in the phrase far afield)
off the subject; away from the point (esp in the phrase far afield)
in or to the field, esp the battlefield
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