far (adj.)

Middle English fer, from Old English feorr "far, remote, distant," from Proto-Germanic *ferera- (cognates: Old Saxon fer, Old Frisian fer, Old Norse fjarre, Dutch ver, Old High German ferro, German fern), probably a development in western Proto-Germanic from the adverb (see far (adv.)). Far East "China, Japan, and surrounding regions" is from 1838.

far (adv.)

Middle English fer, from Old English feor "to a great distance, long ago," from Proto-Germanic *ferro (source also of Old Saxon fer, Old Frisian fir, Old Norse fiarre, Old High German fer, Gothic fairra), from PIE root *per- (1), base of words for "through, forward," with extended senses such as "across, beyond" (source also of Sanskrit parah "farther, remote, ulterior," Hittite para "outside of," Greek pera "across, beyond," Latin per "through," Old Irish ire "farther"). For vowel change, see dark (adj.). Paired with wide to mean "everywhere" since 9c.

updated on May 11, 2019

Definitions of far from WordNet
far (adv.)
to a considerable degree; very much;
eyes far too close together
felt far worse than yesterday
a far far better thing that I do
far (adv.)
at or to or from a great distance in space;
strayed far from home
he traveled far
sat far away from each other
far (adv.)
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?
far (adv.)
remote in time;
if we could see far into the future
all that happened far in the past
far (adv.)
to an advanced stage or point;
a young man who will go very far
far (adj.)
located at a great distance in time or space or degree;
a far journey
the far side of the road
far from the truth
we come from a far country
the far future
far corners of the earth
far in the future
far (adj.)
being of a considerable distance or length;
a far trek
far (adj.)
being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle;
the right side is the far side of the horse
the horse on the right is the far horse
far (adj.)
beyond a norm in opinion or actions;
the far right
far (n.)
a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again;
Synonyms: Army for the Liberation of Rwanda / alir / Former Armed Forces / Interahamwe
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