(adjective) located at a great distance in time or space or degree; “we come from a far country”; “far corners of the earth”; “the far future”; “a far journey”; “the far side of the road”; “far from the truth”; “far in the future”


(adjective) being of a considerable distance or length; “a far trek”


(adjective) beyond a norm in opinion or actions; “the far right”


(adjective) being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle; “the horse on the right is the far horse”; “the right side is the far side of the horse”


(adverb) at or to or from a great distance in space; “he traveled far”; “strayed far from home”; “sat far away from each other”


(adverb) remote in time; “if we could see far into the future”; “all that happened far in the past”


(adverb) to a considerable degree; very much; “a far far better thing that I do”; “felt far worse than yesterday”; “eyes far too close together”


(adverb) at or to a certain point or degree; “I can only go so far before I have to give up”; “how far can we get with this kind of argument?”


(adverb) to an advanced stage or point; “a young man who will go very far”

Source: WordNet® 3.1


FAR (plural FARs)

floor area ratio


• 'arf, AFR, AFr., ARF, Afr., Fra, RAF, RFA, arf, fra

Etymology 1


far (comparative farther or further, superlative farthest or furthest or farthermost or furthermost)

Distant; remote in space.

Remote in time.


More remote of two.

Extreme, as measured from some central or neutral position.

Extreme, as a difference in nature or quality.

(computing, not comparable) Outside the currently selected segment in a segmented memory architecture.


• (remote in space): distant, far; see also distant


• (remote in space): close, near; see also near


far (comparative farther or further, )

To, from or over a great distance in space, time or other extent.

Very much; by a great amount.

Etymology 2


far (uncountable)

Spelt (a type of wheat, Triticum spelta), especially in the context of Roman use of it.

Etymology 3


far (plural fars)

(UK, dialect) A litter of piglets; a farrow.


• 'arf, AFR, AFr., ARF, Afr., Fra, RAF, RFA, arf, fra

Source: Wiktionary

Far, n. Etym: [See Farrow.] (Zoöl.)

Definition: A young pig, or a litter of pigs.

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.] Etym: [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. fairra, adv., Gr. 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. They said, . . . We be come from a far country. Josh. ix. 6. The nations far and near contend in choice. Dryden.

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

3. Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated. They that are far from thee ahsll perish. Ps. lxxiii. 27.

4. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character. He was far from ill looking, though he thought himself still farther. F. Anstey.

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.

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

Far, adv.

1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other.

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

3. In great part; as, the day is far spent.

4. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly. Who can find a virtuous woman for her price is far above rubies. Prov. xxxi. 10. 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.

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

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition


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