far afield

far afield

Wide-ranging, at a distance, as in I started out identifying wild mushrooms, but since then I've gone far afield in other branches of botany . [c. 1400]
See also: afield, far

far/farther/further aˈfield

far away from home; to or in places that are not near: You can hire a car if you want to explore further afield.Journalists came from as far afield as China and Brazil.
See also: afield, far, farther, further
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It was for this reason, possibly, as much as another that Zu-tag hunted so often alone; but it was his utter fearlessness that permitted him to wander far afield away from the protection which numbers gave the great apes.
His hunting had not carried him far afield, nor was he prone to permit it to do so.
Headteacher Ruth Thomas said: "We had over 140 people apply for 90 places and as there are no catchment areas for primary schools, we have pupils from as far afield as Anfield.
Launched from Edwards Air Force Base on high-speed, high-altitude flights over areas as far afield as Montana, the X-33 will test technologies for a reusable spaceship called VentureStar being developed by Lockheed Martin.
Nearly 1,000 people as far afield as Japan and Australia will be sent questionnaires.
The college's success is becoming known worldwide, with students from as far afield as Siberia and Scandinavia signing up for its new technology courses.
Products made in the Welsh plant are distributed as far afield as the Middle East, Africa and Eastern Europe.
Sally has previously performed her one-woman show as far afield as Mexico, Paris and Venice.
FANS are expected to travel from as far afield as Aberdeen, Inverness and Jersey to see Wrexham take on Southend in the LDV Vans Trophy.
More than 30 members, from as far afield as York and Northallerton, attended the first meeting of 2005 as the organisation looks to become an effective voice in the region for Information Technology.
Alvis owners are travelling from as far afield as Cornwall and the North of Scotland to take part.
BBC consumer show Watchdog was alerted by viewers from as far afield as Oldham, Poole, Milton Keynes and Richmond.
And speaking at a conference at the University of Aberystwyth he told delegates from as far afield as Cuba and Japan that there is a positive future for farming in Wales.
About 30 members of the clan gathered from as far afield as Norway to catch up on each other's news and show their children the house built by William Warren Orcutt and Mary Logan Orcutt in 1920, which replaced an earlier cabin on the site.
that can deliver support to Bass Taverns outlets as far afield as Belfast and the Outer Hebrides.