from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adv. From, at, or to a great distance: saw it afar off; traveled afar.
- n. A long distance: Tales from afar.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adv. At, to, or from a great distance; far away.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. At, to, or from a great distance; far away; -- often used with from preceding, or off following
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- From far; from a distance: now usually preceded by from.
- Far; far away; at or to a distance; remotely in place: now usually followed by off.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adv. (old-fashioned) at or from or to a great distance; far
Middle English afer, from on fer, far, and from of fer, from afar, from Old English feor, far; see far.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
a- (“for, on, or of”) + far (Wiktionary)