far side


Definition of far side 

1 : the farther side the far side of the lake

2 or farside \ˈfär-​ˌsīd \ : the side of the moon away from the earth the lunar farside

on the far side of

: beyond just on the far side of 40

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The civilians scrambled up the steep slope on the far side of the village. Michael M. Phillips, WSJ, "‘I Think I’ve Been Shot’: Nighttime Raid in Afghanistan Reveals New U.S. Strategy," 5 Dec. 2018 On Friday, two separate Chinese rockets will launch, including one carrying the Chang’e 4 mission, which will attempt to make the first-ever successful landing on the far side of the Moon later this month. Eric Berger, Ars Technica, "SpaceX launches 2.5 tons of cargo to the ISS, but … [Updated]," 5 Dec. 2018 This is probably due to the rotation to Ryugu, and MINERVA-II1 is now on the far side of the asteroid. James Rogers, Fox News, "Japan lowers rovers onto 'dumpling' asteroid, hopeful of historic touchdown," 21 Sep. 2018 In our opening installment today, Rodney talks about getting tech news by steamship as a kid (yes, really)—living on the southern fringe of the inhabited world, with nothing on the (very) far side of the water but Antarctica. Rob Reid, Ars Technica, "Ars on your lunch break, part one: Rodney Brooks and robot ethics," 20 June 2018 On the far side of the pavilion is another sculpture, this one by the American artist Hank Willis Thomas, with several black men standing side by side, arms raised. New York Times, "A Memorial to the Lingering Horror of Lynching," 1 June 2018 Benjamin Pavard collects an Hernandez cross that sails through to the far side and hits a volley that may have been better than Di Maria’s, which is saying something. Christopher Clarey, New York Times, "Messi Exits the World Cup. Hours Later, So Does Ronaldo.," 1 July 2018 That day at the Rio Grande last summer, a guide prepared to lead Cruz and some two dozen other migrants to the far side of the river while three lookouts perched in trees, scanning the horizon for any hint of the Border Patrol. Nicholas Kulish, BostonGlobe.com, "Desperation led migrant to face perils, and price, of smuggling," 1 July 2018 From a vantage point beyond the moon, Queqiao, as the satellite is called, will relay data from Chang'e 4, a lander and rover that is supposed to touch down on the lunar far side before the end of the year. Daniel Clery, Science | AAAS, "China’s moon mission will probe cosmic dark ages," 16 May 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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