ETYM Pref. a- + field.
1. Far away from home or one's usual surroundings; SYN. abroad.
2. In or into a field (especially a field of battle).
3. Off the subject; beyond the point at issue.
Out of the house; out of doors.
Outside a building; in or into the open air
ETYM as. uteweard. Related to Out, and -ward, -wards.
Toward the outside; SYN. outwards.
Toward the outside