- The definition of far is a long way away.
An example of far used as an adjective is in the phrase "the far house," which means the house in the distance.
- Far is defined as a long way away in time or space, or very much.
- An example of far used as an adverb is in the sentence, "She is far hungrier than I am," which means "She is much hungrier than I am."
- An example of far used as an adverb is in the sentence, "He his feeling far better now that the cold is almost gone."
- Far means a place that is a great distance away.
An example of far used as a noun is in the phrase "to walk far," which means to walk to a place that is at a great distance.
You can see a farmhouse far in the distance.
far definition by Webster's New World
- distant in space or time; not near; remote
- extending a long way: a far journey
- more distant: the far side of the room
- very different in quality or nature: far from poor
Origin: Middle English farr, fer (from source dialect, dialectal form fur) ; from Old English feorr, akin to Old High German ferro ; from Indo-European base an unverified form per-, forward, beyond from source Classical Latin per, Classical Greek per
- very distant in space, time, or degree
- to or from a great distance in time or position
- very much; considerably: far better
- to a certain distance or degree: how far did you go?
far definition by American Heritage Dictionary
adverb far·ther or fur·ther , far·thest or fur·thest
- To, from, or at considerable distance: a cat that had strayed far from home.
- To or at a specific distance, degree, or position: Just how far are you taking this argument?
- To a considerable degree; much: felt far better yesterday; eyes that seemed far too close together.
- Not at all; anything but: seems far from content; a test of strength that was far from a failure.
- To an advanced point or stage: a brilliant student who will go far.
- a. Being at considerable distance; remote: a far country.b. Going back a considerable extent in time: the far past.
- More distant than another: the far corner.
- Extensive or lengthy: a far trek.
- Far-seeing and comprehensive in thought or outlook: a commander of far vision.
- Marked by political views of the most advanced or extreme nature: the far right; the far left.
- Being on the right side of an animal or a vehicle.
- Being the animal or vehicle on the right.
Origin: Middle English, from Old English feor; see per1 in Indo-European roots.
far - Phrases/Idioms
as far as
- to the distance, extent, or degree that
- Informal with reference to; as for
far and near
far and wide
far be it from me
- to cover much extent; last long
- to accomplish much; achieve much success
in so far as
so far as
so far, so good
far and away
far and wide
- Up to the present moment: So far there's been no word from them.
- To a limited extent: You can go only so far on five dollars.