faraway

adjective far·away \ ˈfär-ə-ˌwā \

Definition of faraway

1 :lying at a great distance :remote
  • faraway lands
2 :dreamy, abstracted
  • a faraway look in her eyes

Examples of faraway in a Sentence

  1. My grandfather told us tales of faraway lands.

  2. growing up in a seaport instilled in the youth a restless desire to travel to faraway places

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First Known Use of faraway

1735


FARAWAY Defined for English Language Learners

faraway

adjective

Definition of faraway for English Language Learners

  • : very distant


FARAWAY Defined for Kids

faraway

adjective far·away \ ˈfär-ə-ˌwā \

Definition of faraway for Students

1 :1remote 1, distant
  • faraway lands
2 :appearing as if lost in a daydream
  • He had a faraway look in his eyes.


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