far side


: the farther side
the far side of the lake
or farside : 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

Examples of far side in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web China is set to launch the first-ever mission, known as Chang'e 6, on Friday to collect rock and soil samples from the far side of the moon. Mary Kekatos, ABC News, 2 May 2024 No sooner had the anchor group joined Sever’s team on the far side of the squares than the snow abruptly stopped and drones were in the air again. Luke Mogelson, The New Yorker, 8 Apr. 2024 Xinhua/Getty Images China has however landed on the far side with Chang’e-4 and performed a near-side moon rock sampling with Chang’e-5 in 2020. IEEE Spectrum, 20 Mar. 2024 Guiseppe Sigala evened the score in the 28th minute with strike to the far side of the goal. Darren Sabedra, The Mercury News, 27 Feb. 2024 Scientists are interested in measuring radio waves on the far side of the moon, the quiet side, which hasn’t been measured since 1973, says Dr. Kring. Mackenzie McCarty, The Christian Science Monitor, 23 Feb. 2024 The first goal came off a corner kick that Zacarias sent through the air to the far side of the goal to Malinoski, who headed the ball into the left side of the net, giving the Griffins a 1-0 lead. Lou Ponsi, Orange County Register, 9 Feb. 2024 Both pieces of the architecture are required for a crew lunar landing, but not for the Artemis II mission, a flight officially slated for late 2024 but more likely to happen in 2025, which will send four astronauts on a trip around the far side of the Moon in an Orion spacecraft. Stephen Clark, Ars Technica, 4 Dec. 2023 Find a little more peace over on the far side of the beach, where the cabanas with semi-private pools are located. Stefanie Waldek, Travel + Leisure, 28 Feb. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of far side was in the 15th century

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“Far side.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far%20side. Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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