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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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 The lunar far side is in a constant state of radio blackout because radio transmissions can't penetrate the moon, which has a diameter of 2,160 miles. NBC News, "China plans historic mission to the moon's 'dark' side," 15 June 2018 Rather, the argument is that Israel does not have the right to any territory on the Green Line’s far side. Eugene Kontorovich, WSJ, "America Recognizes One Jerusalem," 13 May 2018 Dancs scooped the puck away from Northeastern’s Nolan Stevens at the Huskies’ blue line, skated across two zones while fighting off a defender and backhanded the puck into the far side of the net. John Doyle, Detroit Free Press, "Michigan hockey beats Northeastern, 3-2; Next up: Boston U. on Sunday," 24 Mar. 2018 As stars appear over the horizon, their light has to travel across the array to hit the mirrors on the far side. Scott K. Johnson, Ars Technica, "Building the world’s highest-resolution telescope," 9 July 2018 On the far side of West Antarctica from where Scherer and Tulaczyk worked, Kingslake had found independent evidence that the ice sheet had once retreated far inland. National Geographic, "The West Antarctic Ice Sheet Seems to Be Good at Collapsing," 13 June 2018

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15th century, in the meaning defined above

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