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afar

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adverb \ə-ˈfär\

Definition of afar

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

Origin and Etymology of afar

Middle English afer, from on fer at a distance and of fer from a distance


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afar

noun

Definition of afar

  1. :  a great distance saw him from afar

Examples of afar in a Sentence

  1. the experienced birder was able to identify birds from afar

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First Known Use of afar

14th century



AFAR Defined for Kids

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afar

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adverb \ə-ˈfär\

Definition of afar for Students

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


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afar

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noun

Definition of afar for Students

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



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