Far meaning

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To, from, or at a considerable distance.

A cat that had strayed far from home.

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Extending a long way.

A far journey.

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A distant place.

To come from far.

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To an advanced point or stage.

A brilliant student who will go far.

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Very much; considerably.

Far better.

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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.

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To a considerable degree; much.

Felt far better yesterday; eyes that seemed far too close together.

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Extensive or lengthy.

A far trek.

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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."

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To, from, or at a much earlier or later time.

A movie that takes place far in the future.

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More distant than another.

The far corner.

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Far-seeing and comprehensive in thought or outlook.

A commander of far vision.

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Marked by political views of the most advanced or extreme nature.

The far right; the far left.

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Distant in space or time; not near; remote.
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More distant.

The far side of the room.

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Very different in quality or nature.

Far from poor.

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Very distant in space, time, or degree.
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To or from a great distance in time or position.
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To a certain distance or degree.

How far did you go?

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Remote in space.

He went to a far country.

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Remote in time.
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Long.

It was a far adventure, full of danger.

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More remote or longer of two.

He moved to the far end of the state. She remained at this end.

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Extreme.

We are on the far right on this issue.

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Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.
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(computing, not comparable) Outside the currently selected segment in a segmented memory architecture.

Far heap; far memory; far pointer.

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Distant in space, time or degree.

My house is quite far from the beach.

The plan is good, but it is far from being flawless.

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To or from a great distance, time, or degree.

You have all come far and you will go farther.

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(with a comparative) Very much.

He was far richer than we'd thought.

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Spelt (type of wheat).
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A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
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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.

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by far
  • To the most extreme or evident degree:
    She is by far the best executive in the company.
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far and away
  • By a great margin:
    Is far and away the smartest student in the class.
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far and wide
  • Everywhere:
    Looked far and wide for the lost puppy.
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far be it from (someone)
  • Used to deflect responsibility for making a statement that might not be received well:
    Far be it from me to criticize, but I find your handwriting to be very sloppy.
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far cry
  • A long way:
    Stuck at the airport in Memphis, a far cry from Maine.
  • Something that is very different from something else:
    This food is a far cry from what we got in the cafeteria.
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far from
  • Not at all; anything but:
    You are far from a failure.
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far gone
  • In an advanced state of a process, especially an undesirable state that is beyond improvement or reversal:
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far out
  • Used to express amazement or approval.
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how far
  • To what degree, distance, or extent:
    Didn't know how far to believe them; tried to decide how far she could ski in such cold.
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so far
  • 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.
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thus far
  • Up to this point; so far:
    Our success has been limited thus far.
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as far as
  • to the distance, extent, or degree that or of
    The bus goes as far as the county line; as far as I'm concerned, let's skip lunch.
  • with reference to; concerning; as for
    as far as the weather, bring a jacket.
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by far
  • considerably; to a great degree; very much
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far and near
  • everywhere
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far and wide
  • widely; everywhere
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far be it from me
  • I would not presume or wish
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(idiom) far gone
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far out
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go far
  • to cover much extent; last long
  • to accomplish much; achieve much success
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go too far
  • to improperly exceed normal or expected bounds
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in so far as
  • to the extent or degree that
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so far
  • up to this place, time, or degree
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so far as
  • to the extent or point that
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so far, so good
  • up to this point everything is or has been all right
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Origin of far

  • Middle English from Old English feor per1 in Indo-European roots

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • Old English feor. Cognate with Middle Low German vere.

    From Wiktionary