far side

noun

Definition of far side

1 : the farther side the far side of the lake
2 or farside \ ˈfär-​ˌsīd How to pronounce far side (audio) \ : 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 has also expanded its work on lunar and Mars exploration, including landing a rover on the little-explored far side of the Moon and returning lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s. NBC News, 16 Oct. 2021 China has also expanded its work on lunar and Mars exploration, including placing a rover on the little-explored far side of the Moon and returning lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s. Fox News, 15 Oct. 2021 However, different parts of the planet’s surface are at different distances from the moon, and the net forces result in the water bulging in two places—one on the side of the planet near the moon and one on the far side. Rhett Allain, Wired, 24 Sep. 2021 For an amateur photographer’s Brooklyn townhouse, local designer Lauren Stern printed and framed this shot of the far side of the moon taken by Arizona State University’s telescope. Elizabeth Anne Hartman, WSJ, 1 Sep. 2021 The fire seemed to be pausing, as if to gather strength, on the far side of the foothills from Molalla, its leading edge sending fingers toward a summit outside town known as High Hill. Jeffrey E. Stern, The Atlantic, 30 Aug. 2021 China in 2019 became the first country to land a space probe on the little-explored far side of the moon, and in December returned lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s. BostonGlobe.com, 22 May 2021 China in 2019 became the first country to land a space probe on the little-explored far side of the moon, and in December returned lunar rocks to Earth for the first time since the 1970s. Associated Press, chicagotribune.com, 22 May 2021 China is targeting 2024 for its next lunar landing with the Chang'e-6 mission, which will collect and return samples from the South Pole-Aitken basin on the far side of the moon. Ashley Strickland, CNN, 7 Oct. 2021

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First Known Use of far side

15th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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23 Oct 2021

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“Far side.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/far%20side. Accessed 24 Oct. 2021.

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