off the subject; beyond the point at issue; "such digressions can lead us too far afield"
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"
far away from home or one's usual surroundings; "looking afield for new lands to conquer"- R.A.Hall
marked by separation of or from usually contiguous elements; "little isolated worlds, as abruptly disjunct and unexpected as a palm-shaded well in the Sahara"- Scientific Monthly
place or set apart; "They isolated the political prisoners from the other inmates"
cut off or left behind; "an isolated pawn"; "several stranded fish in a tide pool"; "travelers marooned by the blizzard"
set apart from others; "The dentist sequesters the tooth he is working on"
obtain in pure form; "The chemist managed to isolate the compound"
separate (experiences) from the emotions relating to them
remote and separate physically or socially; "existed over the centuries as a world apart"; "preserved because they inhabited a place apart"- W.H.Hudson; "tiny isolated villages remote from centers of civilization"; "an obscure village"
not close together in time; "isolated instances of rebellion"; "a few stray crumbs"