far afield

far a·field
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [fahr uh-feeld]
    • /fɑr əˈfild/
    • /ˈfɑː(r) əˈfiːld/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [fahr uh-feeld]
    • /fɑr əˈfild/

Definitions of far afield words

  • adverb far afield a long distance away 1
  • phrase far afield If someone comes from far afield, they come from a long way away. 0

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Parts of speech for Far afield


far 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.
Most Europeans know this English word. The frequency of it’s usage is somewhere between "mom" and "screwdriver".

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Synonyms for far afield

adv far afield

  • absent — If someone or something is absent from a place or situation where they should be or where they usually are, they are not there.
  • off — so as to be no longer supported or attached: This button is about to come off.
  • over — above in place or position: the roof over one's head.
  • aside — If you move something aside, you move it to one side of you.
  • distant — far off or apart in space; not near at hand; remote or removed (often followed by from): a distant place; a town three miles distant from here.

adj far afield

  • beside the point — If you say that something is beside the point, you mean that it is not relevant to the subject that you are discussing.
  • wide — having considerable or great extent from side to side; broad: a wide boulevard.

Antonyms for far afield

adverb far afield

  • close — When you close something such as a door or lid or when it closes, it moves so that a hole, gap, or opening is covered.

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