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far - Meaning and Examples

Meaning of 'far' (Webster Dictionary)

1 . Far [ a.]
- Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent.
- Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.
- Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated.
- Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.
- The more distant of two; as, the far side (called also off side) of a horse, that is, the right side, or the one opposite to the rider when he mounts.
2 . Far [ adv.]
- To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other.
- To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity.
- In great part; as, the day is far spent.
- In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly.
3 . Far [ n.]
- A young pig, or a litter of pigs.

Meaning of 'far' (Princeton's WordNet)

1 . far [ n]
Meaning (1):
- a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again
Example in sentence:
  • in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists
2 . far [ a]
Meaning (2):
- located at a great distance in time or space or degree
Example in sentence:
  • a far journey;
  • far corners of the earth;
  • far from the truth;
  • far in the future;
  • the far future;
  • the far side of the road;
  • we come from a far country
3 . far [ r]
Meaning (3):
- to a considerable degree; very much
Example in sentence:
  • a far far better thing that I do;
  • eyes far too close together;
  • felt far worse than yesterday
Meaning (4):
- to an advanced stage or point
Example in sentence:
  • a young man who will go very far
Meaning (5):
- remote in time
Example in sentence:
  • all that happened far in the past;
  • if we could see far into the future
Meaning (6):
- at or to or from a great distance in space
Example in sentence:
  • he traveled far;
  • sat far away from each other;
  • strayed far from home
Meaning (7):
- at or to a certain point or degree
Example in sentence:
  • how far can we get with this kind of argument?;
  • I can only go so far before I have to give up
8 . far [ s]
Meaning (8):
- being of a considerable distance or length
Example in sentence:
  • a far trek
Meaning (9):
- beyond a norm in opinion or actions
Example in sentence:
  • the far right
Meaning (10):
- being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle
Example in sentence:
  • the horse on the right is the far horse;
  • the right side is the far side of the horse