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far adj
1 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" [ant: near]
2 being of a considerable distance or length; "a far trek"
3 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"
4 beyond a norm in opinion or actions; "the far right" n : a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to reinstitute Hutu control; "in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists" [syn: Army for the Liberation of Rwanda, ALIR, Former Armed Forces, Interahamwe] adv
1 to a considerable degree; very much; "a far far better thing that I do"; "felt far worse than yesterday"; "eyes far too close together"
2 at or to or from a great distance in space; "he traveled far"; "strayed far from home"; "sat far away from each other"
3 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?"
4 remote in time; "if we could see far into the future"; "all that happened far in the past"
5 to an advanced stage or point; "a young man who will go very far" [also: further, farther]

User Contributed Dictionary

English

Pronunciation

  • (UK) /fɑː(ɹ)/, /fA:(\r)/
  • (US) /fɑɹ/, /fAr\/
  • Rhymes with: -ɑː(r)

Etymology

feor.

Adjective

  1. Distant from something; not close or near.
    I want to visit a country far from here.
Antonyms

Translations

distant from something

Albanian

Etymology

Pharus.

Noun

far g Albanian

Catalan

Etymology

Pharus.

Noun

far

Danish

Noun

far

Synonyms

Faroese

Noun

far

Declension

Hungarian

Etymology

Maybe from the same Uralic root *perä as Finnish perä.

Noun

far

Icelandic

Noun

far

Italian

Verb

far

Maltese

Etymology

Noun

far

Norwegian

Noun

  1. father

Synonyms

Related terms

Romanian

Etymology

Pharus.

Declension

Scottish Gaelic

Conjunction

far
  1. where (non-interrogative)
    • Bha e cunnartach far an robh am balach ag iasgach — it was dangerous where the boy was fishing

Swedish

Etymology

Short for fader.

Pronunciation

Noun

  1. father

Verb

far
  1. Present tense of fara

Turkish

Etymology 1

Pharus.

Noun

far

Etymology 2

fard.

Noun

far

Extensive Definition

Far may refer to:
far in Danish: Far
far in German: FAR
far in Spanish: Fuerzas Armadas Revolucionarias
far in Esperanto: FAR
far in French: FAR
far in Korean: FAR
far in Italian: FAR
far in Dutch: FAR

Synonyms, Antonyms and Related Words

abase, afar, afar off, apart, asunder, at a distance, away, by far, considerably, distal, distant, exotic, far and away, far and wide, far away, far off, far-flung, far-off, faraway, long-distance, long-range, out and away, out of sight, outlying, quite, rather, remote, removed, separated, significantly, somewhat
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