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adjective far·away \ˈfär-ə-ˌwā\

Definition of faraway

  1. 1 :  lying at a great distance :  remote faraway lands

  2. 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

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Definition of faraway for English Language Learners

  • : very distant


FARAWAY Defined for Kids

faraway

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adjective far·away \ˈfär-ə-ˌwā\

Definition of faraway for Students

  1. 1 :  1remote 1, distant faraway lands

  2. 2 :  appearing as if lost in a daydream He had a faraway look in his eyes.



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