Farthest
Far Far, a. [{Farther}and {Farthest}are used as the compar. and superl. of far, although they are corruptions arising from confusion with further and furthest. See {Further}.] [OE. fer, feor, AS. feor; akin to OS. fer, D. ver, OHG. ferro, adv., G. fern, a., Icel. fjarri, Dan. fjirn, Sw. fjerran, adv., Goth. fa[=i]rra, adv., Gr. ????? beyond, Skr. paras, adv., far, and prob. to L. per through, and E. prefix for-, as in forgive, and also to fare. Cf. {Farther}, {Farthest}.] 1. Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent. [1913 Webster]

They said, . . . We be come from a far country. --Josh. ix. 6. [1913 Webster]

The nations far and near contend in choice. --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

2. Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty. [1913 Webster]

3. Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated. [1913 Webster]

They that are far from thee ahsll perish. --Ps. lxxiii. 27. [1913 Webster]

4. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character. [1913 Webster]

He was far from ill looking, though he thought himself still farther. --F. Anstey. [1913 Webster]

5. The more distant of two; as, the far side (called also off side) of a horse, that is, the right side, or the one opposite to the rider when he mounts. [1913 Webster]

Note: The distinction between the adjectival and adverbial use of far is sometimes not easily discriminated. [1913 Webster]

{By far}, by much; by a great difference.

{Far between}, with a long distance (of space or time) between; at long intervals. ``The examinations are few and far between.'' --Farrar. [1913 Webster]


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  • Farthest — Far thest adv. At or to the greatest distance. See {Furthest}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • farthest — index extreme (last), last (final), peripheral, ultimate Burton s Legal Thesaurus. William C. Burton. 2006 …   Law dictionary

  • farthest — late 14c., superlative of FAR (Cf. far) …   Etymology dictionary

  • farthest — [adv] most distant extreme, farthermost, furthermost, furthest, last, lattermost, outermost, outmost, remotest, ultimate, utmost, uttermost; concepts 586,778 Ant. closest, nearest …   New thesaurus

  • farthest — [fär′thist] adj. [ME ferthest: see FARTHER] 1. superl. of FAR 2. most distant; most remote 3. Rare most extended; longest adv. 1. superl. of FAR …   English World dictionary

  • farthest — far|thest1 [ farðəst ] adverb 1. ) in or to a place that is most distant: Surfers choose the waves that carry them farthest. farthest away (from someone/something): Sam had chosen to sit farthest away from the door. farthest north/south/east/west …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • farthest — I UK [ˈfɑː(r)ðɪst] / US [ˈfɑrðəst] adverb 1) in or to a place that is most distant Surfers choose the waves that carry them farthest. farthest away (from someone/something): Sam had chosen to sit farthest away from the door. farthest… …   English dictionary

  • farthest — I. adjective Date: 14th century most distant especially in space or time < the farthest frontier > < the seat farthest from the door > II. adverb Date: 15th century 1. to or at the greatest distance in space or time < who can jump the farthest > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • farthest — far|thest1 [ˈfa:ðıst US ˈfa:r ] adv at or to the greatest distance away; the ↑superlative form of far ▪ My sister was the one who travelled farthest. farthest away/apart etc ▪ She lived farthest away from school of all of us. ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ HINT sense 1 …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • farthest — 1 adverb at or to the greatest distance away : Who ran farthest? | farthest away/apart etc: She lived farthest away from school of all of us. 2 adjective the most distant: the farthest corners of the globe …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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