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afar

adverb \ ə-ˈfär \
|Updated on: 11 Aug 2018

Definition of afar

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

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Origin and Etymology of afar

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


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afar

noun

Definition of afar

: a great distance
  • saw him from afar

Examples of afar in a Sentence

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

Recent Examples of afar from the Web

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Origin and Etymology of afar

derivative of 1afar

afar Synonyms

Antonyms

hair, inch, step, stone's throw;

Related Words

infinity, light-year;



AFAR Defined for Kids

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afar

adverb \ ə-ˈfär \

Definition of afar for Students

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

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afar

noun

Definition of afar for Students

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


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