Definitions for: Far


[adv] at or to or from a great distance in space; "he traveled far"; "strayed far from home"; "sat far away from each other"
[adv] remote in time; "if we could see far into the future"; "all that happened far in the past"
[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"
[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?"
[adv] to an advanced stage or point; "a young man who will go very far"
[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"
[adj] being of a considerable distance or length; "a far trek"
[adj] beyond a norm in opinion or actions; "the far right"
[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"



Webster (1913) Definition: Far, n. [See Farrow.] (Zo["o]l.)
A young pig, or a litter of pigs.


Far, a. [Fartherand Farthestare 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.


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.

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

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