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afield (adv.)

"in or to a field," 1590s, contraction of Middle English prepositional phrase in felde, from Old English on felda "in the field" (especially of battle); see a- (1) + field (n.). Meaning "away from home, at a distance" is attested by early 15c.

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Definitions of afield

afield (adv.)
far away from home or one's usual surroundings; "looking afield for new lands to conquer"- R.A.Hall;
Synonyms: abroad
afield (adv.)
in or into a field (especially a field of battle);
the armies were afield, challenging the enemy's advance
unlawful to carry hunting rifles afield until the season opens
afield (adv.)
off the subject; beyond the point at issue;
such digressions can lead us too far afield
From wordnet.princeton.edu