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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Afield  \A*field"\,  adv  [Pref.  a-  +  field.] 
  1.  To  in  or  on  the  field.  ``We  drove  afield.''  --Milton. 
 
  How  jocund  did  they  drive  their  team  afield!  --Gray. 
 
  2.  Out  of  the  way  astray. 
 
  Why  should  he  wander  afield  at  the  age  of 
  fifty-five!  --Trollope. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  afield 
  adv  1:  far  away  from  home  or  one's  usual  surroundings;  "looking 
  afield  for  new  lands  to  conquer"-  R.A.Hall  [syn:  {abroad}] 
  2:  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" 
  3:  off  the  subject;  beyond  the  point  at  issue;  "such 
  digressions  can  lead  us  too  far  afield" 




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