Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb Off the usual or desired track.
  • adverb Away from one's home or usual environment.
  • adverb To or on a field.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • In or to the field or fields: as, “we drove a field,” Milton, Lycidas, l. 27; “Æneas is a field,”
  • Abroad; off the beaten path; far and wide.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb To, in, or on the field.
  • adverb Out of the way; astray.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb Digressing from the topic at hand.
  • adverb On the field.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb far away from home or one's usual surroundings
  • adverb off the subject; beyond the point at issue
  • adverb in or into a field (especially a field of battle)

Etymologies

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a- +‎ field

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