afar

adverb
\ə-ˈfär \

Definition of afar 

(Entry 1 of 2)

: from, to, or at a great distance roamed afar

afar

noun

Definition of afar (Entry 2 of 2)

: a great distance saw him from afar

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Synonyms & Antonyms for afar

Synonyms: Noun

country mile, far cry, long haul, mile

Antonyms: Noun

hair, inch, step, stone's throw

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Examples of afar in a Sentence

Noun

the experienced birder was able to identify birds from afar

Recent Examples on the Web: Adverb

But as Owen Jarus reports for Live Science, a new virtual reality experience is opening the doors of Nefertari’s resting place to visitors from afar, who can explore the grandeur of the ancient site from the comfort of their homes. Brigit Katz, Smithsonian, "Take a VR Tour of an Egyptian Queen’s Elaborate Tomb," 12 July 2018 When watching from afar, life on the PGA Tour seems like the life. Daniel Rapaport, SI.com, "John Peterson Is Giving Golf One Last Shot," 6 June 2018 The company will concentrate its real-world testing in places where Uber has engineers on hand to make improvements, rather than working from afar, as was the case in Arizona. Michael Laris, chicagotribune.com, "Uber shutting down self-driving operations in Arizona," 24 May 2018 While most of us enjoyed Coachella (or more accurately, #Beychella) by watching the action from afar, models Bella and Gigi Hadid spent the weekend in an European-style villa that cost over a quarter of a million dollars to rent. Danielle Fox, ELLE Decor, "Bella And Gigi Hadid Spent Coachella At An Insane $350,000-A-Weekend Villa," 18 Apr. 2018 Three of the cops went up to Daniels during her performance while one watched from afar. Sarah Spellings, The Cut, "Stormy Daniels Arrested While Performing at Strip Club," 12 July 2018 The boy then returned to his table and sat alone as Cafe Crepe staff supervised from afar. Alejandra Reyes-velarde, latimes.com, "Police arrest woman in connection with boy abandoned at L.A.'s Union Station," 6 July 2018 Tsitsipas is now one of those being watched from afar. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Sometimes in Tennis, One Hand is Still Better Than Two," 30 June 2018 Such are the risks of the new media playing field, which may look level from afar, but still tilts toward the powerful. Joe Coscarelli, New York Times, "How One Tweet About Nicki Minaj Spiraled Into Internet Chaos," 10 July 2018

Recent Examples on the Web: Noun

A proud observer from afar is Fenwick coach Kyle Perry, who coached Farmer for two years an assistant under Perry's late father, Dave, and for two years as head coach. Gregg Voss, chicagotribune.com, "Fenwick grad Matt Farmer still driven to improve for UCLA water polo," 27 June 2017 In one stunning photo, the couple stands in front of a clearing, Jason staring afar, Ashley gazing at the camera. Sean Rossman, USA TODAY, "This couple hiked for 8 days to get married on Mt. Everest. The photos are amazing," 17 May 2017

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First Known Use of afar

Adverb

14th century, in the meaning defined above

Noun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for afar

Adverb

Middle English afer, aferre, reduced from on fer "at a distance" and of fer "from a distance" — more at far entry 1

Noun

derivative of afar entry 1

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The first known use of afar was in the 14th century

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More Definitions for afar

afar

adverb
\ə-ˈfär \

Kids Definition of afar

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: from, at, or to a great distance wandered afar

afar

noun

Kids Definition of afar (Entry 2 of 2)

: a long way off There came a voice from afar.

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