Definition of afield in English:

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Pronunciation: /əˈfiːld/


1To or at a distance: competitors from as far afield as Aberdeen
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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 (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 (in sense 2): from a-2 'on, in' + field.

Words that rhyme with afield

field, midfield, misfield, shield, unaneled, unconcealed, unhealed, unpeeled, unrevealed, unsealed, wield, yield

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