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


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


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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Malachi, played by Christopher James Baker, is an assassin from a faraway planet, and there is little that is known about him ... yet. Selena Barrientos, Good Housekeeping, "Here's How Marvel's 'Agents of Shield' Season 6 Is Going to Deal With 'Avengers: Endgame'," 6 May 2019 Sourcing it locally eliminates the need for faraway transportation of materials as well, according to researchers. Sydney Pereira, Newsweek, "Cities of the Future Could Be Built With Concrete Made From Volcanic Ash," 11 Feb. 2018 As an expeditionary force, the U.S. Marine Corps is expected to operate in distant, faraway places with little support from the other services. Kyle Mizokami, Popular Mechanics, "Watch a Marine Corps Helicopter Lift Another Marine Helicopter," 15 Apr. 2019 The 2011 Tohoku quake in Japan for example, which was a magnitude 9.0, created six-foot-high seiches 30 minutes later in a faraway Norwegian fjord. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "The Annihilation Event That Killed The Dinosaurs Left This Diverse Graveyard Trapped in Time," 1 Apr. 2019 Once upon a time, in the not-so-faraway land of Hollywood, a studio named Disney built an empire of magical fairy-tale films for children. Michelle Ruiz, Vogue, "Why Does Disney Hate Mothers So Much?," 28 Mar. 2019 Even at the center of a faraway galaxy, chaos reigns. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Supermassive Black Hole Spotted Sucking in Gas at a Third of Light Speed," 21 Sep. 2018 Studying a faraway quasar, scientists have encountered some of the oldest light in the universe. David Grossman, Popular Mechanics, "Scientists Have Spotted Some of the Oldest Light in the Universe," 10 Jan. 2019 Even news headlines eerily echo those heralded in the faraway hippie era. Laird Borrelli-persson, Vogue, "1968 vs. 2018: 50 Years Later Fashion Is Still Playing With the Bohemian Rhapsody of the Late, Tumultuous ’60s," 14 Dec. 2018

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First Known Use of faraway

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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English Language Learners Definition of faraway

: very distant


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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