1 Further afield or farther afield means in places or areas other than the nearest or most obvious one.
further afield/farther afield phrase oft from PHR
They enjoy participating in a wide variety of activities, both locally and further afield...
2 If someone comes fromfar afield, they come from a long way away.
far afield phrase oft from PHR
Many of those arrested came from far afield.
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