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Noun, Adjective, Adverb, Interjection


Noun Far has 1 sense

Adverbial Far has 5 senses

Adjective Far has 4 senses


Farn. [See Farrow.].
     A young pig, or a litter of pigs.  [1913 Webster]
Fara. [OE. fer, feor, AS. feor; akin to OS. fer, D. ver, OHG. ferro, adv., G. fern, a., Icel. fjarri, Dan. fjirn, Sw. fjerran, adv., Goth. faīrra, adv., Gr. beyond, Skr. paras, adv., far, and prob. to L. per through, and E. prefix for-, as in forgive, and also to fare. Cf. Farther, Farthest.].
  •  Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent.  [1913 Webster]
    "They said, . . . We be come from a far country."  [1913 Webster]
    "The nations far and near contend in choice."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.  [1913 Webster]
  •  Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated.  [1913 Webster]
    "They that are far from thee ahsll perish."  [1913 Webster]
  •  Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.  [1913 Webster]
    "He was far from ill looking, though he thought himself still farther."  [1913 Webster]
  •  The more distant of two; as, the far side (called also off side) of a horse, that is, the right side, or the one opposite to the rider when he mounts.  [1913 Webster]
    " The distinction between the adjectival and adverbial use of far is sometimes not easily discriminated."  [1913 Webster]
By far, by much; by a great difference. -- Far between, with a long distance (of space or time) between; at long intervals. “The examinations are few and far between.” Farrar.
  •  To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other.  [1913 Webster]
  •  To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity.  [1913 Webster]
  •  In great part; as, the day is far spent.  [1913 Webster]
  •  In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly.  [1913 Webster]
    " Far often occurs in self-explaining compounds, such as far-extended, far-reaching, far-spread."  [1913 Webster]
    "Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far above rubies."  [1913 Webster]
As far as, to the extent, or degree, that. See As far as, under As. -- Far off. (a) At a great distance, absolutely or relatively. (b) Distant in sympathy or affection; alienated. “But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who some time were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.” Eph. ii. 13. -- Far other, different by a great degree; not the same; quite unlike. Pope. -- Far and near, at a distance and close by; throughout a whole region. -- Far and wide, distantly and broadly; comprehensively.Far and wide his eye commands.” Milton. -- From far, from a great distance; from a remote place.


Far, adv. & adj. (further, furthest or farther, farthest)
1 at or to or by a great distance (far away; far off; far out).
2 a long way (off) in space or time (are you travelling far?; we talked far into the night).
3 to a great extent or degree; by much (far better; far the best; far too early).
1 situated at or extending over a great distance in space or time; remote (a far cry; a far country).
2 more distant (the far end of the hall).

as far as
1 to the distance of (a place).
2 to the extent that (travel as far as you like). by far by a great amount. far and away by a very large amount. far and near everywhere. far and wide over a large area.
1 remote; long-past.
2 (of a look) dreamy.
3 (of a voice) sounding as if from a distance. far be it from me (foll. by to + infin.) I am reluctant to (esp. express criticism etc.). far cry a long way. the Far East China, Japan, and other countries of E. Asia. Far Eastern of or in the Far East. far-fetched (of an explanation etc.) strained, unconvincing. far-flung extending far; widely distributed. far from very different from being; tending to the opposite of (the problem is far from being solved). far gone 1 advanced in time.
2 colloq. in an advanced state of illness, drunkenness, etc. far-off remote.
1 distant.
2 avant-garde, unconventional, excellent.
1 widely applicable.
2 having important consequences or implications. far-seeing shrewd in judgement; prescient.
go far
1 achieve much.
2 contribute greatly.
3 be adequate. go too far go beyond the limits of what is reasonable, polite, etc. how far to what extent.
so far
1 to such an extent or distance; to this point.
2 until now. so (or in so) far as (or that) to the extent that. so far so good progress has been satisfactory up to now.
farness n.
OE feorr



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