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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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
Recent Examples on the Web That means finding the key inflection point at which the Starlink satellite network would become detectable to a faraway observer. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, "Elon Musk Could Help Aliens Notice Humans, Study Says," 1 Apr. 2021 Eventually, the city began filling itself in between these faraway rancho towns and the original city center. Los Angeles Times, "Search for the center of L.A. and you might miss the city’s heart," 30 Mar. 2021 Not so long ago, working from a faraway destination seemed like a fantasy populated by mythical creatures known as digital nomads. Washington Post, "Was a three-week trip to New Orleans for work or vacation? Both.," 12 Feb. 2021 Kostikova would just sit and listen to the sounds of her faraway home. National Geographic, "In Russia’s far north, legends and lives are frozen in time," 10 Nov. 2020 Beyond that, playing in the Mountain West fails to draw faraway eyeballs, no matter how much and often the Aztecs dominate. Bryce Miller Columnist, San Diego Union-Tribune, "Column: Under-radar Aztecs prepare for Syracuse, chance to raise national profile," 16 Mar. 2021 If Webb’s deployment goes smoothly, the telescope should spot the faint light from the most distant stars and galaxies, the very first in the universe, and detect potentially life-giving molecules in the atmospheres of faraway planets. Marina Koren, The Atlantic, "NASA Is a Tiny Bit Worried About Pirates," 12 Mar. 2021 But at faraway fishing destinations—the kind that make for once-in-a-lifetime trips—things were a little more sleepy. Jill Dutton, Field & Stream, "Low Pressure and Prime Conditions Make 2021 The Best Year to Book a Bucket-List Fishing Trip," 11 Mar. 2021 And the longing to travel to faraway places is real and widespread, so the surge of Atlas (#226 and rising in the U.S.), as well as place names like Milan and Cairo, is understandable. Natalie Gontcharova, refinery29.com, "From Atlas To Luna, Here’s How The Pandemic Has Changed Baby Names," 8 Mar. 2021

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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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10 Apr 2021

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“Faraway.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/faraway. Accessed 14 Apr. 2021.

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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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