Far-off Far"-off`, a. 1. Remote; as, the far-off distance; troops landing on far-off shores. Cf. {Far-off}, under {Far}, adv.

Syn: faraway. [1913 Webster + WordNet 1.5]

2. remote in time; as, far-off happier times.

Syn: remote, removed. [WordNet 1.5]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Far off — 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.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • far-off — adj literary 1.) a long way from where you are = ↑distant a far off land/country/place etc ▪ visitors from a far off land ▪ far off galaxies 2.) a long time ago ▪ in those far off days when we were young …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • far-off — adjective 1. ) happening a long time before or after the present time: in those far off days of our youth 2. ) far away from you or from a particular place: a far off land …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • far-off — also faroff, 1590s, from FAR (Cf. far) + OFF (Cf. off) …   Etymology dictionary

  • far-off — far, faraway, far off *distant, remote, removed Antonyms: near, nigh, nearly …   New Dictionary of Synonyms

  • far-off — [fär′ôf′] adj. distant; remote …   English World dictionary

  • far off — index inaccessible Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • far-off — index remote (not proximate), remote (secluded), unapproachable Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • far-off — far′ off′ adj. distant; remote • Etymology: 1580–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • far off — further off, furthest off 1) ADJ GRADED If you describe a moment in time as far off, you mean that it is a long time from the present, either in the past or the future. In those far off days it never entered anyone s mind that she could be Prime… …   English dictionary

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