Definition of afield in English:

afield

adverb

  • 1To or at a distance:

    ‘competitors from as far afield as Aberdeen’
    • ‘Already there are fears that climate change will push malaria carrying mosquitoes even further afield.’
    • ‘His efforts have led him as far afield as Devon and Glasgow and left him £3,000 poorer in expenses and agency fees.’
    • ‘The riders, although mostly local, did draw supporters from as far afield as Wigan and the Furness peninsula.’
    • ‘Nearly 200 people, from as far afield as Holland and Denmark, offered to adopt him and now he has a new home in Yorkshire.’
    • ‘The dozen delegates came from as far afield as China, the United States, Australia, Sweden and South Korea.’
    • ‘The story was carried as far afield as New York, Miami and Canada.’
    • ‘More than 12,000 T-shirts have been bought by people from as far afield as New Zealand and the USA.’
    • ‘The pub has run a successful jazz club for about two years and regularly attracts members from as far afield as Bristol and Swindon.’
    • ‘Recruits come from as far afield as Brazil, Hong Kong, Egypt, China, Poland, Italy and Germany.’
    • ‘And such has been their success at making tracks that they have been travelling as far afield as Holland and Canada.’
    • ‘Marches were duly held across Europe and the US while demonstrations took place as far afield as Chile and Peru.’
    • ‘Each year hoards of fans converge on Chippenham for the festival from as far afield as the USA and the Netherlands.’
    • ‘This club is known as far afield as Australia and New Zealand.’
    • ‘He also intends to invest in a comber to strip away unwanted leaves and a trailer so he can take sheaves to customers as far afield as Ireland and France.’
    • ‘The school's academic reputation and positive ethos attracts children from as far afield as Linlithgow and Alloa.’
    • ‘But the signatories come from as far afield as Lille, Melbourne and Texas.’
    • ‘Visitors are reporting all hotels full, with many people having to stay as far afield as Preston and even Chesterfield.’
    • ‘If you go further afield but use the kayak only to reach an inaccessible beach and shore dive, the issue of an unattended boat is irrelevant.’
    • ‘Traders came from as far afield as the Isle of Wight and Sussex.’
    • ‘His work took him to libraries as far afield as California and Michigan in the United States as well as Denmark and Germany.’
  • 2In the field (in reference to hunting):

    ‘the satisfaction of a day afield’
    • ‘Hunting season is upon us, and some of you may want to work up a new load to take afield this fall.’
    • ‘If the weather turns nasty on you while afield have no worry, as the Diascope is water and dust proof.’
    • ‘I also agree that you don't have to come home with meat to have a successful day afield.’
    • ‘Not many hunters go afield these days dressed in jeans, a worn Army jacket and old work boots.’
    • ‘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.’

Origin

Middle English (in afield): from a- ‘on, in’+ field.

Pronunciation:

afield

/əˈfiːld/