Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adverb From, at, or to a great distance.
  • noun A long distance.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adverb At, to, or from a great distance; far away; -- often used with from preceding, or off following

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adverb At, to, or from a great distance; far away.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adverb (old-fashioned) at or from or to a great distance; far

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Middle English afer, from on fer, far, and from of fer, from afar, from Old English feor, far; see far.]

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

a- (“for, on, or of”) +‎ far

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