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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [uh-feeld]
    • /əˈfild/
    • /əˈfiːld/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [uh-feeld]
    • /əˈfild/

Definitions of afield word

  • adverb afield away from one's usual surroundings or home (esp in the phrase far afield) 3
  • adverb afield off the subject; away from the point (esp in the phrase far afield) 3
  • adverb afield in or to the field, esp the battlefield 3
  • adverb afield in, on, or to the field 3
  • adverb afield away (from home) 3
  • adverb afield off the right path; astray 3

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Origin of afield

First appearance:

before 1000
One of the 6% oldest English words
before 1000; Middle English afelde, Old English on felda. See a-1, field

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Parts of speech for Afield


afield popularity

A common word. It’s meaning is known to most children of preschool age. About 88% of English native speakers know the meaning and use the word.
This word is included in each student's vocabulary. Most likely there is at least one movie with this word in the title.

afield usage trend in Literature

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Synonyms for afield

adv afield

  • astray — out of the correct path or direction
  • amiss — If you say that something is amiss, you mean there is something wrong.

adjective afield

  • awry — If something goes awry, it does not happen in the way it was planned.
  • aslant — at a slant

adverb afield

  • beyond — If something is beyond a place or barrier, it is on the other side of it.

Top questions with afield

  • what does afield mean?
  • who makes sports afield safes?

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