far-flung

adjective \ ˈfär-ˈfləŋ \

Definition of far-flung

1 : widely spread or distributed
  • a far-flung empire
2 : remote
  • a far-flung correspondent

First Known Use of far-flung

1849


FAR-FLUNG Defined for English Language Learners

far-flung

adjective

Definition of far-flung for English Language Learners

  • : covering a very large area

  • : located in a very distant place



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