Definition of afield in English:


Syllabification: a·field
Pronunciation: /əˈfēld


  • 1To or at a distance: competitors from as far afield as Hong Kong
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    • This club is known as far afield as Australia and New Zealand.
    • His efforts have led him as far afield as Devon and Glasgow and left him £3,000 poorer in expenses and agency fees.
    • The pub has run a successful jazz club for about two years and regularly attracts members from as far afield as Bristol and Swindon.
  • 2In the field (usually in reference to hunting): the satisfaction of a day afield
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    • There are still a lot of hunters who go afield in a state of denial as if they'll never get lost or never get injured.
    • Not many hunters go afield these days dressed in jeans, a worn Army jacket and old work boots.
    • If the weather turns nasty on you while afield have no worry, as the Diascope is water and dust proof.


Middle English (sense 2): from a-2 'on, in' + field.

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