Far and wide
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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  • Far and wide — Wide Wide (w[imac]d), a. [Compar. {Wider} ( [ e]r); superl. {Widest}.] [OE. wid, wyde, AS. w[=i]d; akin to OFries. & OS. w[=i]d, D. wijd, G. weit, OHG. w[=i]t, Icel. v[=i][eth]r, Sw. & Dan. vid; of uncertain origin.] 1. Having considerable… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • far and wide — ► far and wide over a large area. Main Entry: ↑far …   English terms dictionary

  • far and wide — adverb over great areas or distances; everywhere he traveled far and wide the news spread far and wide people came from far and near searched for the child far and near • Syn: ↑far and near * * * adverb see …   Useful english dictionary

  • far and wide — {adv. phr.} Everywhere, in all directions. * /The wind blew the papers far and wide./ * /My old school friends are scattered far and wide now./ * /The movie company looked far and wide for a boy to act the hero in the new movie./ Compare: ALL… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • far and wide — {adv. phr.} Everywhere, in all directions. * /The wind blew the papers far and wide./ * /My old school friends are scattered far and wide now./ * /The movie company looked far and wide for a boy to act the hero in the new movie./ Compare: ALL… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • far\ and\ wide — adv. phr. Everywhere, in all directions. The wind blew the papers far and wide. My old school friends are scattered far and wide now. The movie company looked far and wide for a boy to act the hero in the new movie. Compare: all over …   Словарь американских идиом

  • far and wide — 1. many places. People came from far and wide to see the parade. 2. across a large area. They searched far and wide for the missing dog …   New idioms dictionary

  • far and wide — in a large area or in many different places, some of them a long way away from far and wide: People came from far and wide to see the show …   English dictionary

  • far and wide — adverb Date: before 12th century in every direction ; everywhere < searched far and wide > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • far and wide — adv. Far and wide is used with these verbs: ↑spread, ↑travel …   Collocations dictionary

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