afield afield  /ə ˈfild/


  1. (adv) far away from home or one's usual surroundings
  2. (adv) in or into a field (especially a field of battle)
  3. (adv) off the subject; beyond the point at issue


  1. His farming success is due not to the efficiency of hired supervisors, but to the long hours of gritty, grubby work he himself does afield.
  2. Three years later, and what at first seemed like a cliquey Tokyo phenomenon is now extending its reach as far afield as Shanghai, Vienna and Buenos Aires.
  3. As a Sorbonne-educated sociologist and lawyer, he has lectured as far afield as Italy's University of Rome and Britain's King's College at Cambridge.


  1. ACADEMI and HAVA host 2nd Annual National Family Day

    MOYOCK, N.C., June 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- ACADEMI, a leading training and security solutions provider, partnered with Honored American Veterans Afield (HAVA) to host the 2 nd Annual National Family Day ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: PR Newswire via Yahoo! Finance

  2. Houston RB Charles Sims Considers Cal After Transfer Restirctions

    Houston tailback transfer Charles Sims might be forced to look further afield to play out his final year of eligibility after transfer restrictions placed by the Cougars.
    on June 7, 2013     Source: CBS San Francisco


  1. "We are united in the view that a nuclear armed Iran would have dramatic consequences for the Middle East and further afield," Steinmeier said.
    on Jan 22, 2008 By: Frank-Walter Steinmeier Source:

  2. "We are seeing evidence that some action is planned in (the Afghanistan and Pakistan region), but also further afield, in Europe and in the United States," Hanning said in Berlin.
    on Jun 22, 2007 By: August Hanning Source: ABC News

  3. Mr Gull added: "We have received a significant volume of calls from across Suffolk and further afield and a lot of interesting information has come in. That is just one aspect we are looking at."
    on Dec 14, 2006 By: Stewart Gull Source: Guardian Unlimited

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