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 farside (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

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Crew members of the colony ship Covenant encounter a hostile alien life-form after traveling to a dark and dangerous planet on the far side of the galaxy. Los Angeles Times, "Movies on TV this week Sept. 15, 2019: ‘Alien,’ ‘Aliens’ and more," 13 Sep. 2019 Unlike previous attempts by other countries, India was attempting to land its rover on the far side of the moon, an area that has been left largely unexplored during other missions. Manveena Suri And Swati Gupta, CNN, "India's historic landing on moon's polar surface may have failed," 6 Sep. 2019 In January, China landed the first probe ever on the far side of the moon. New York Times, "India Loses Contact With Chandrayaan-2 Moon Lander During Its Descent," 6 Sep. 2019 Last January, China achieved the first landing on the far side of the moon. Sheikh Saaliq, BostonGlobe.com, "India says it’s lost communication with its unmanned moon lander," 6 Sep. 2019 Unlike previous attempts by other countries, India was attempting to land its rover on the far side of the moon — an area that has been left largely unexplored during other missions. Cnn.com Wire Service, The Mercury News, "Early signs are that India’s moon mission has failed," 6 Sep. 2019 Its most recent mission, Chang’e 4, touched down on the lunar far side (the part never visible from Earth) in January. The Economist, "Is it time to go back to the Moon?," 18 July 2019 Aitken Basin, on the lunar far side, and ice from a polar crater. Erica Jawin, Scientific American, "Apollo’s Bounty: The Science of the Moon Rocks," 2 July 2019 But Rossi made that unnecessary in the eighth minute, looping a top-spin volley from the left wing into the netting on the far side. Kevin Baxter, Los Angeles Times, "LAFC dominates Revolution to hand Bruce Arena his first loss," 3 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of far side

15th century, in the meaning defined above

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