far·​away ˈfär-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce faraway (audio)
: lying at a great distance : remote
faraway lands
: dreamy, abstracted
a faraway look in her eyes

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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Word History

First Known Use

1735, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of faraway was in 1735

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“Faraway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faraway. Accessed 28 Feb. 2024.

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far·​away ˌfär-ə-ˌwā How to pronounce faraway (audio)
: remote entry 1 sense 1, distant
faraway lands
: preoccupied sense 1, dreamy
a faraway look

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