Archaic at or to a great distance
Origin of afarMiddle English a ferr from a, on + feor, far
a great distance: archaic except in the literary phrase from afar, from a great distance
From, at, or to a great distance: saw it afar off; traveled afar.
A long distance: tales from afar.
Origin of afarMiddle English afer from on fer far and from of fer from afar from Old English feor far ; see far .
nounpl. Afar, or A·fars
- A member of a people of Djibouti, Eritrea, and Ethiopia.
- The Cushitic language of the Afar.
Origin of AfarAfar qafár
(comparative more afar, superlative most afar)
- At, to, or from a great distance; far away.
- He was seen from afar.
a- (“for, on, or of”) + far