afield

[ uh-feeld ]
/ əˈfild /

adverb

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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Origin of afield

before 1000; Middle English afelde, Old English on felda. See a-1, field
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afield

/ (əˈfiːld) /

adverb, adjective (postpositive)

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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