Definitions

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

  • adj. Remote; distant.
  • adj. Widely distributed; wide-ranging.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Remote or distant, in space, time or relationship.
  • adj. Wide-ranging, widespread or widely distributed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. widely spread or distributed.

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

  • adj. remote
  • adj. distributed over a considerable extent

Etymologies

far +‎ flung (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • For, as we know, English was born of “mixt” and “mangeled” tongues, and has only grown increasingly “mixt” since then—perhaps especially during the Renaissance, when far-flung non-Indo-European “tungs” added long lists of new reasons for some to cheer and others to despair.

    The English Is Coming!

  • English has been handed its global identity papers by far-flung communities because the world now requires not just its multiplicity of languages but also a shared tongue—one in which people can begin to shape their global identities, even as they use their new language to articulate the direction of our shared future.

    The English Is Coming!

  • They oversaw our far-flung team of researchers, as well as an endless series of project meetings and conference calls.

    American Grace

  • People, especially young people, were spread out in far-flung communities, many of which were too new to have churches.

    American Grace

  • In the age before railroads, itinerant preachers would ride long, often arduous, circuits to visit far-flung communities, winning many converts to Methodism as they did so.

    American Grace

  • Other able researchers were members of our “moveable feast” research seminar over the five years of this project, analyzing data and reviewing far-flung literatures in sociology, psychology, political science, history, constitutional law, philosophy, theology, and yet more.

    American Grace

  • And with names such as TriBeCa, SoHo, NoHo and NoLita having stuck in Manhattan, the name game appears to be catching fire in more far-flung areas.

    Neighborhood Newspeak

  • They lived unusually interesting lives, recording them in a vast correspondence penned from far-flung locales.

    From Scotland To the World

  • Instead of sending beer to far-flung lands, they're focusing on slaking local thirst.

    Food Republic: 5 Craft Beers Worth Traveling For

  • Their picks for the top 10 value travel destinations in 2011 go well beyond a simple list of under-the-radar hot spots, since many of those tend to be remote and not particularly wallet-friendly - in fact, the only destinations they've included that require far-flung travels are ones where the dollar travels even further once you touch down.

    PHOTOS: 2011's Top 10 Value Destinations

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