American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- adv. To, from, or at considerable distance: a cat that had strayed far from home.
- adv. To or at a specific distance, degree, or position: Just how far are you taking this argument?
- adv. To a considerable degree; much: felt far better yesterday; eyes that seemed far too close together.
- adv. Not at all; anything but: seems far from content; a test of strength that was far from a failure.
- adv. To an advanced point or stage: a brilliant student who will go far.
- adj. Being at considerable distance; remote: a far country.
- adj. Going back a considerable extent in time: the far past.
- adj. More distant than another: the far corner.
- adj. Extensive or lengthy: a far trek.
- adj. Far-seeing and comprehensive in thought or outlook: a commander of far vision.
- adj. Marked by political views of the most advanced or extreme nature: the far right; the far left.
- adj. Being on the right side of an animal or a vehicle.
- adj. Being the animal or vehicle on the right.
- idiom. by far To the most extreme or evident degree: She is by far the best executive in the company.
- idiom. far and away By a great margin: "That made him, far and away, the best known of the Democrats who started the presidential race this year” ( Tom Wicker).
- idiom. far and wide Everywhere: looked far and wide for the lost puppy.
- idiom. far cry A long way: The climate in Alaska is a far cry from that of Florida.
- idiom. how far To what degree, distance, or extent: didn't know how far to believe them; tried to decide how far she could ski in such cold.
- idiom. so far Up to the present moment: So far there's been no word from them.
- idiom. so far To a limited extent: You can go only so far on five dollars.
- idiom. thus far Up to this point; so far: Our success has been limited thus far.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- . At or by a great distance; so as to be remote, or at a distant or advanced point, in place, time, progress, etc.: as, how far (by how great a distance) away is it! it is far (or not far) off; he is far along on his journey or in his studies.
- . To a great distance or extent; so as to attain or extend to a distant or advanced point; for, over, or through a long way: as, how far (to how great a distance) did you go to travel far; to look far into the future; far-reaching designs.
- . By a long interval or a great distance; so as to be widely separated: as, their paths lay far apart; he is far removed from want.
- . From a great distance; from afar: as in the compound far-fetched (which see).-
- . At a great remove; a long way; very remote: used elliptically with reference to space, time, degree, scope, purpose, desire, etc.: as, it is far (distant or away) from here; people both far (off) and near (by or at hand); he was far (away) from the attainment of his object.
- . To or by a great degree; in a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; largely; widely: as, far better; far worse; far other; far different.
- Long; a long time.
- . Situated or being at a great distance in space or time; distant; remote; far off or away: as, a far place; the far future.
- . Extending to a great distance; prolonged or reaching to a distant point; protracted; long: as, far sight; a far look ahead.
- Remote in degree or relation; distantly connected.
- More distant of the two: as, the far side of a horse (that is, the right or off side, as the rider always mounts on the left): sometimes used in place-names: as, Far Rockaway.
- To remove far distant; banish.
- n. The young of swine, or a litter of pigs.
- n. A type of spelt now out of notice.
- n. An abbreviation of farriery
- n. of farthing.
- adj. Remote in space.
- adj. Remote in time.
- adj. Long.
- adj. More remote or longer of two.
- adj. Extreme.
- adj. computing, not comparable Outside the currently selected segment in a segmented memory architecture.
- adv. Distant in space, time or degree.
- adv. To or from a great distance, time, or degree.
- adv. with a comparative Very much.
- n. spelt (type of wheat)
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. (Zoöl.) A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
- adj. Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent.
- adj. Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes.
- adj. Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated.
- adj. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.
- adj. The more distant of two.
- adv. To a great extent or distance of space; widely.
- adv. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely.
- adv. In great part.
- adv. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly.
- adv. to an advanced stage or point
- adj. beyond a norm in opinion or actions
- adv. at or to a certain point or degree
- adv. remote in time
- adv. at or to or from a great distance in space
- adv. to a considerable degree; very much
- adj. being of a considerable distance or length
- n. a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
- adj. located at a great distance in time or space or degree
- adj. being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle
- Old English feor. Cognate with Middle Low German vere. (Wiktionary)
- Middle English, from Old English feor; see per1 in Indo-European roots. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“Students after that age are far *far* better able to take responsibility and control of their own educations and lives.”
“I can't remember who pointed out in a livejournal discussion, but that's all I recall that these days the average 20-year-old man has seen far, *far* more women in porn than he has seen naked women in real life.”
“Personality cults weird me out far *far* more than religious ones.”
“That you want it to be harsher and more defined and far *far* less squishy.”
“No matter how far apart the suns are -- and Father explained to me one day that they are _far_ -- you can go between them faster than you can blink, as long as there's a gatestation at each end.”
“TEL EGRAPH, (TELE, _far off_; GRAPH, _writing or marking_,) a machine to convey news far off.”
“We are disturbed just now here in the far West over the Oriental, Chinese Japanese and Indian crossing the _far_ boundary line between Orient and Occident and coming into the United States and”
“London model we should make society far more general, far more representative, and far -- oh, _far_ -- more interesting!”
“They go far, _far_ beyond my most sanguine expectations, and indeed are expressed with such peculiar warmth and kindness as to affect me in the tenderest manner.”
““Prudence is a virtue:” this may be rendered, “All prudent persons, _in so far as_ prudent, are virtuous:” “Courage is deserving of honour,” thus, “All courageous persons are deserving of honour _in so far_ as they are courageous;” which is equivalent to this — “All courageous persons deserve an addition to the honour, or a diminution of the disgrace, which would attach to them on other grounds.””
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