Far Far, adv. 1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other. [1913 Webster]

2. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity. [1913 Webster]

3. In great part; as, the day is far spent. [1913 Webster]

4. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly. [1913 Webster]

Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far above rubies. --Prov. xxxi. 10. [1913 Webster]

{As far as}, to the extent, or degree, that. See {As far as}, under {As}.

{Far off}. (a) At a great distance, absolutely or relatively. (b) Distant in sympathy or affection; alienated. ``But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who some time were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.'' --Eph. ii. 13.

{Far other}, different by a great degree; not the same; quite unlike. --Pope.

{Far and near}, at a distance and close by; throughout a whole region.

{Far and wide}, distantly and broadly; comprehensively. ``Far and wide his eye commands.'' --Milton.

{From far}, from a great distance; from a remote place. [1913 Webster]

Note: Far often occurs in self-explaining compounds, such as far-extended, far-reaching, far-spread. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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