FAR

Definitions

  • Never too far gone for a smoke
    Never too far gone for a smoke
  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj far located at a great distance in time or space or degree "we come from a far country","far corners of the earth","the far future","a far journey","the far side of the road","far from the truth","far in the future"
    • adj far being of a considerable distance or length "a far trek"
    • adj far beyond a norm in opinion or actions "the far right"
    • adj far being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle "the horse on the right is the far horse","the right side is the far side of the horse"
    • adv far at or to or from a great distance in space "he traveled far","strayed far from home","sat far away from each other"
    • adv far remote in time "if we could see far into the future","all that happened far in the past"
    • adv far to a considerable degree; very much "a far far better thing that I do","felt far worse than yesterday","eyes far too close together"
    • adv far at or to a certain point or degree "I can only go so far before I have to give up","how far can we get with this kind of argument?"
    • adv far to an advanced stage or point "a young man who will go very far"
    • n FAR a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again "in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight foreign tourists"
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Additional illustrations & photos:

Far from Broadway Far from Broadway
"Am not gone far." Abnaki "Am not gone far." Abnaki
"Gone far." Abnaki "Gone far." Abnaki

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Jackrabbits can reach a speed of fifty miles per hour and can leap as far as twenty feet
    • n Far (Zoöl) A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
    • Far Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent. "They said, . . . We be come from a far country.""The nations far and near contend in choice."
    • Far In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly. "Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far above rubies."
    • Far In great part; as, the day is far spent.
    • Far Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.
    • Far Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated. "They that are far from thee ahsll perish."
    • Far 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.
    • Far To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity.
    • Far To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other.
    • Far Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character. "He was far from ill looking, though he thought himself still farther."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
  • Interesting fact: Chameleons can reel in food from a distance as far away as more than two and a half times their body lengths.
    • far 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.
    • far 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.
    • far 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.
    • far From a great distance; from afar: as in the compound far-fetched (which see).-
    • far 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.
    • far 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.
    • far Long; a long time.
    • far Situated or being at a great distance in space or time; distant; remote; far off or away: as, a far place; the far future.
    • far Extending to a great distance; prolonged or reaching to a distant point; protracted; long: as, far sight; a far look ahead.
    • far Remote in degree or relation; distantly connected.
    • far 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.
    • far To remove far distant; banish.
    • n far The young of swine, or a litter of pigs.
    • n far A type of spelt now out of notice.
    • n far An abbreviation of farriery
    • n far of farthing.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: If you strech your arms straight out as far as you can, thats about how tall you are. Try it.
    • adj Far fär remote: more distant of two: remote from or contrary to purpose or design
    • adv Far to a great distance in time, space, or proportion: remotely: considerably or in great part: very much: to a great height: to a certain point, degree, or distance
    • v.t Far (prov.) to remove to a distance
    • n Far fär (prov.) a litter of pigs.
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Quotations

  • Judith Rossner
    Judith Rossner
    “It takes far less courage to kill yourself than it takes to make yourself wake up one more time. It is harder to stay where you are than to get out.”
  • Johann Friedrich Von Schiller
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    “Lose not yourself in a far off time, seize the moment that is thine.”
  • Euripides
    Euripides
    “Slight not what's near through aiming at what's far.”
  • Michel Eyquem De Montaigne
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    “To honor him whom we have made is far from honoring him that hath made us..”
  • Sidonie Gabrielle Colette
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    “In the matter of furnishing, I find a certain absence of ugliness far worse than ugliness.”
  • Søren Kierkegaard
    Søren Kierkegaard
    “Far from idleness being the root of all evil, it is rather the only true good.”

Idioms

A bridge too far - A bridge too far is an act of overreaching- going too far and getting into trouble or failing.
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Far cry from - This means that something is very different from something.
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Few and far between - If things are few and far between, they happen very occasionally.
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He that travels far knows much - People who travel widely have a wide knowledge.
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The apple does not fall far from the tree - Offspring grow up to be like their parents.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
OE. fer, feor, AS. feor,; akin to OS. fer, D. ver, OHG. ferro, adv., G. fern, (a.), Icel. fjarri, Dan. fjirn, Sw. fjerran, adv., Goth. faīrra, adv., Gr. beyond, Skr. paras, adv., far, and prob. to L. per, through, and E. prefix for-, as in for,give, and also to fare,. Cf. Farther Farthest

Usage

In literature:

One moment they had been full of life, rushing on to the fight; the next there they lay, heaps of clay, their spirits far, far-off.
"Taking Tales" by W.H.G. Kingston
So far the battle had raged, for ten years, and it looked likely to last far beyond Ian Ross's lifetime.
"The Heart of Unaga" by Ridgwell Cullum
His fortunes at once passed so very far beyond, and fell so far short of, the ordinary lot.
"The History of Sir Richard Calmady" by Lucas Malet
But now that there is one nearer and dearer, and far, far worthier than I, I can hear nothing like this.
"Deerbrook" by Harriet Martineau
Had she so far fulfilled the trust her dead husband had imposed upon her?
"Robert Elsmere" by Mrs. Humphry Ward
So far as I have been able to discover, this was the first political club started by English working-men at that time.
"William Pitt and the Great War" by John Holland Rose
Wyatt was on the far side of the fire, where the flames lighted up his face, and Henry was startled by the savagery manifested there.
"The Border Watch" by Joseph A. Altsheler
It must be far, far away.
"Hunters Out of Space" by Joseph Everidge Kelleam
Far, far more so than my own.
"Black Oxen" by Gertrude Franklin Horn Atherton
They would eliminate as far as possible all the imaginings of children.
"Children's Literature" by Charles Madison Curry
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In poetry:

I am not Mahomet.
--- Far from it.
That is the mistake
All of you seem to make.
"Clerihew – Mahomet" by Edmund Clerihew Bentley
Mast-fringed Hooghly
And junk-thronged Praya,
And mat-thatched hamlets
Of far Malaya:
"Portrait Of A Lady-2" by Cicely Fox Smith
Then I wouldn’t see you…
Years would pass.
From far, far away
I used to watch you.
"I Used To Watch You" by Ozdemir Asaf
And far and wide
When Duggan died.
The bushmen of the western side
Rode in to Talbragar.
"Talbragar" by Henry Lawson
Through the Steppes there rolls
Stream on stream to sea,
Wide meandering,
Straying far and free.
"To Russia" by Ivan Nikitin
The night is full of fantasies,
And, while you play,
A light wind blows among the trees
Far, far away.
"The Clavichord" by Dollie Radford

In news:

A structure fire Sunday evening destroyed a seasonal home on Ruidosos far southeast side not far from where the Swallow Fire destroyed nine homes in June 2011.
Rather, it was inspired by events that happened a long time ago in a land far, far away.
A long time ago, in a galaxy far, far away, Princess Leia totally got it on with Han Solo.
But it was all both far more dangerous and far more liberating than we may have yet realized.
PORT ANGELES — Cherie Trebon intends to whisk you somewhere far off and far out.
Be reasonable – the chances of somebody getting a sunburn are far, far greater than having some kind of reaction to sunscreen.
A week after scoring 70 points, giving up 63 and being involved in a game with nearly a mile of total offense, West Virginia faces a far different and far more difficult test.
The deer was killed last July on a far west of Crivitz far from where the disease has shown up before.
12.98 Your Price: $5.48- When Shrek married Fiona the last thing he had in mind was becoming the next King of Far Far Away.
I learned to run far, far away from politics.
Obama has far more green energy winners than losers so far, but his strategy is risky.
As David Thompson joins the inaugural class in N.C. State's Hall of Fame on Friday, almost 39 years after his sky-walking ways led the Wolfpack to a national championship, the basketball star from Shelby still rises far, far above his peers.
Woe Is Me, I See Stars, Go Radio, The Story So Far, Like Moths to Flames and Big Chocolate are confirmed so far.
The century-old Seattle First Baptist is an American Baptist congregation: The Southern Baptists are far, far more conservative.
FORT WORTH — The Wiener Man, a food truck in Fort Worth, announced Monday they're rolling far, far away from DFW.
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In science:

It is so far unclear how to perform this blocking on the BP geometry.
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
Simple models as the one described above give us so far unique opportunity to study this structure analytically.
Matter Correlations in Branched Polymers
L far less than the length at which a free chain would saturate.
Solvable model of a polymer in random media with long ranged disorder correlations
Since 10% of atoms in interstellar dust are iron the formation of magnetic clusters in grains was not far fetched (see Spitzer & Turkey 1950, Martin 1995) and therefore the idea was widely accepted.
Physics of Grain Alignment
We see that the collapse is far from being perfect because the logarithmic corrections have been ignored.
II. Territory covered by N random walkers on stochastic fractals. The percolation aggregate
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