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