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Definition of "afield" []

  • Off the usual or desired track. See Synonyms at amiss. (adverb)
  • Away from one's home or usual environment. (adverb)
  • To or on a field. (adverb)
  • Away from one's usual surroundings or home (esp in the phrase far afield) (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

  • Off the subject; away from the point (esp in the phrase far afield) (adjective)
  • In or to the field, esp the battlefield (adjective)

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Use "afield" in a sentence
  • "Law schools do tolerate some non-PC thinking, but not anything to far afield from the orthodoxy."
  • "This is getting far afield from the subject of this thread, but the point is that cost-benefit considerations are not immoral."
  • "Andy McGill: Law schools do tolerate some non-PC thinking, but not anything to far afield from the orthodoxy."