faraway

adjective
far·​away | \ ˈfär-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce faraway (audio) \

Definition of faraway

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

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Synonyms & Antonyms for faraway

Synonyms

away, deep, distant, far, far-flung, far-off, remote, removed

Antonyms

close, near, nearby, nigh

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Examples of faraway in a Sentence

My grandfather told us tales of faraway lands. growing up in a seaport instilled in the youth a restless desire to travel to faraway places

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Some climb a mountain or run a triathlon or attempt something that’s out of their comfort zone, maybe in a faraway land, maybe in the next town. Catharine Hamm, latimes.com, "Escapes: A UNESCO site for L.A., in recognition of Frank Lloyd Wright’s genius," 11 July 2019 So as a police escort leads buses past landmarks and as guardians guide many in wheelchairs to view faraway monuments, travelers share memories and forge new connections. Caryn M. Sullivan, Twin Cities, "Caryn M. Sullivan: The heart and muscle behind Honor Flight Twin Cities," 4 July 2019 Mexican immigration officials struggle with migrants from faraway countries, Payan said. Rick Jervis, USA TODAY, "At US-Mexico border, migrants from Africa, Haiti wait to seek asylum," 4 June 2019 Next the Cepheids are used to calibrate the distances to Type Ia supernovas — even brighter (though rarer) standard candles that can be seen in faraway galaxies. Quanta Magazine, "How Triangulation Leads to Knowledge," 4 Jan. 2018 The Spitzer is terrific for capturing photos of faraway objects of interest. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Here's the Whirlpool Galaxy in Four Stunning Photos," 27 June 2019 Funds are filling a void left by Western banks, which have shunned faraway borrowers since post-crisis regulators asked for more capital to be held against exotic bets. The Economist, "Buy-out firms are the new banks in emerging markets," 21 June 2019 Unlike traditional video game consoles, which do all of their computing on their own, most of streaming games' computing takes place on massive computers in faraway server farms. Shannon Liao, CNN, "Streaming gaming will change the video game industry. Here's why," 18 June 2019 Funds are filling a void left by Western banks, which have shunned faraway borrowers since regulators asked for more capital to be held against exotic bets. The Economist, "Buy-out firms are the new banks in emerging markets," 14 June 2019

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First Known Use of faraway

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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The first known use of faraway was in 1735

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faraway

adjective

English Language Learners Definition of faraway

: very distant

faraway

adjective
far·​away | \ ˈfär-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce faraway (audio) \

Kids Definition of faraway

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

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