Definitions

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

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

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

  • adjective widely spread or distributed.

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

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

  • adjective remote
  • adjective distributed over a considerable extent

Etymologies

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far +‎ flung

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!

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

    American Grace

  • 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!

  • 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

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

    American Grace

  • 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!

  • 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

  • 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

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