adverb \ˈfär\

: at or to a great distance in space or time

: to a great extent

: to or at a particular distance, point, or degree

far·ther \-thər\ or fur·ther \ˈfər-\ far·thest or fur·thest \-thəst\

Full Definition of FAR

:  at or to a considerable distance in space <wandered far from home>
a :  to a great extent :  much <far better methods>
b :  by a broad interval :  widely <the far distant future>
:  to or at a definite distance, point, or degree <as far as I know>
:  to an advanced point or extent <a bright student will go far> <worked far into the night>
:  at a considerable distance in time <not far from the year 1870>
by far
:  far and away <is by far the best runner>
far be it from
:  it would be inappropriate or impossible for <far be it from God, that he should do wickedness — Job 34:10(Authorized Version)>
far from
:  of a distinctly different and especially opposite quality than <the trip was far from a failure>
how far
:  to what extent, degree, or distance <didn't know how far to trust them>
so far
:  to a certain extent, degree, or distance <when the water rose so far, the villagers sought higher ground>
:  up to the present <has written just one novel so far>
thus far
:  so far <thus far our findings have been negative>

Examples of FAR

  1. The dog wandered far from home.
  2. These new discoveries will allow us to see far into the past.
  3. She lives far out in the country.
  4. The house is set far back from the road.
  5. The deadline is not far off.
  6. regions far to the north
  7. a town not far from Chicago
  8. He still lives not far from where he was born.
  9. The car is far too expensive.
  10. His policies are far different from those of his predecessor.

Origin of FAR

Middle English fer, from Old English feorr; akin to Old High German ferro far, Old English faran to go — more at fare
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with FAR



: very distant in space or time

—used to refer to the side, end, etc., that is more distant

farther or furtherfarthest or furthest

Full Definition of FAR

a :  remote in space
b :  distinctly different in quality or relationship
c :  remote in time
a :  long <a far journey>
b :  of notable extent :  comprehensive <a man of far vision>
:  the more distant of two <the far end>
:  extreme <the far left> <a far right political organization>

Examples of FAR

  1. the far corners of the world
  2. the far reaches of outer space

First Known Use of FAR

before 12th century



Definition of FAR

federal air regulation

Other Aeronautics/Aerospace Terms

airway, apron, corridor, dirigible, fishtail, flat-hat, vector


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