as far as


1as far as

conjunction

Definition of AS FAR AS

:  to the extent or degree that <is safe, as far as we know> —often used in expressions like as far as (something) goes and as far as (something) is concerned to mean with regard to (something) <we felt pretty safe as far as the fire was concerned — Mark Twain> or in expressions like as far as (someone) is concerned to mean in (someone's) opinion <as far as I'm concerned, it's a mistake>

First Known Use of AS FAR AS

14th century

2as far as

preposition

Definition of AS FAR AS

:  with regard to :  concerning <neatly groomed and, as far as clothes, casual looking — New York Times> <as far as being mentioned in the Ten Commandments, I think it is — Billy Graham> —chiefly in oral use

Examples of AS FAR AS

  1. <as far as a menu for the event, I haven't given it any thought>

First Known Use of AS FAR AS

1523

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