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Meaning of FAR

Pronunciation:  fâr

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [adv]  at or to or from a great distance in space; "he traveled far"; "strayed far from home"; "sat far away from each other"
  2. [adv]  remote in time; "if we could see far into the future"; "all that happened far in the past"
  3. [adv]  to a considerable degree; very much; "a far far better thing that I do"; "felt far worse than yesterday"; "eyes far too close together"
  4. [adv]  at or to a certain point or degree; "I can only go so far before I have to give up"; "how far can we get with this kind of argument?"
  5. [adv]  to an advanced stage or point; "a young man who will go very far"
  6. [adj]  at a great distance in time or space or degree; "we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth"; "the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future"
  7. [adj]  being of a considerable distance or length; "a far trek"
  8. [adj]  beyond a norm in opinion or actions; "the far right"
  9. [adj]  being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle; "the horse on the right is the far horse"; "the right side is the far side of the horse"
 

FAR is a 3 letter word that starts with F.

 

 Synonyms: cold, distant, faraway, far-off, farther, farthermost, farthest, further, furthermost, furthest, immoderate, long, off the beaten track(p), outlying(a), out-of-the-way(a), remote, removed, right, utmost, uttermost
 
 Antonyms: close, near
 

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. \Far\, n. [See {Farrow}.] (Zo["o]l.)
    A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
    
    
  2. \Far\, a. [{Farther}and {Farthest}are used as the compar.
    and superl. of far, although they are corruptions arising
    from confusion with further and furthest. See {Further}.]
    [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. fa[=i]rra, 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}.]
    1. Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually
       separated by a wide space or extent.
    
             They said, . . . We be come from a far country.
                                                   --Josh. ix. 6.
    
             The nations far and near contend in choice.
                                                   --Dryden.
    
    2. Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far
       be it from me to justify cruelty.
    
    3. Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally
       or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated.
    
             They that are far from thee ahsll perish. --Ps.
                                                   lxxiii. 27.
    
    4. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in
       character.
    
             He was far from ill looking, though he thought
             himself still farther.                --F. Anstey.
    
    5. 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.
    
    Note: The distinction between the adjectival and adverbial
          use of far is sometimes not easily discriminated.
    
    {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.
    
    
  3. \Far\, adv.
    1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are
       separated far from each other.
    
    2. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as,
       he pushed his researches far into antiquity.
    
    3. In great part; as, the day is far spent.
    
    4. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply;
       greatly.
    
             Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far
             above rubies.                         --Prov. xxxi.
                                                   10.
    
    {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.
    
    Note: Far often occurs in self-explaining compounds, such as
          far-extended, far-reaching, far-spread.
    
    
    
    
 
Thesaurus Terms
 
 Related Terms: abase, afar, afar off, apart, asunder, at a distance, away, by far, considerably, distal, distant, exotic, far and away, far and wide, far away, far off, faraway, far-flung, far-off, long-distance, long-range, out and away, out of sight, outlying, quite, rather, remote, removed, separated, significantly, somewhat
 

 

 

 

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