Afar A*far", adv. [Pref. a- (for on or of) + far.] At, to, or from a great distance; far away; -- often used with from preceding, or off following; as, he was seen from afar; I saw him afar off. [1913 Webster]

The steep where Fame's proud temple shines afar. --Beattie. [1913 Webster]

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  • Afar — Afar, afrik. Volk. s.v.w. Danakil …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • Afar — Afar,   Eigenbezeichnung für Volk und Sprache der Danakil.   …   Universal-Lexikon

  • afar — (adv.) contraction of Middle English of feor (late 12c.), on ferr (c.1300), from O.E. feor far (see FAR (Cf. far)); the a representing both of and on compounds (which meant the same thing). Spelled afer in 14c …   Etymology dictionary

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  • afar — ► ADVERB chiefly literary ▪ at or to a distance …   English terms dictionary

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