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From: DICT.TW English-Chinese Dictionary 英漢字典

 far and near

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Near adv.
 1. At a little distance, in place, time, manner, or degree; not remote; nigh.
    My wife! my traitress! let her not come near me.   --Milton.
 2. Nearly; almost; well-nigh. Near twenty years ago.” --Shak. Near a fortnight ago.”
    Near about the yearly value of the land.   --Locke.
 3. Closely; intimately.
 Far and near, at a distance and close by; throughout a whole region.
 To come near to, to want but little of; to approximate to. “Such a sum he found would go near to ruin him.”
 Near the wind Naut., close to the wind; closehauled.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Far, adv.
 1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other.
 2. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity.
 3. In great part; as, the day is far spent.
 4. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly.
    Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far above rubies.   --Prov. xxxi. 10.
 As far as, to the extent, or degree, that. See As far as, under As.
 Far off. (a) At a great distance, absolutely or relatively. (b) Distant in sympathy or affection; alienated. “But now, in Christ Jesus, ye who some time were far off are made nigh by the blood of Christ.” --Eph. ii. 13.
 Far other, different by a great degree; not the same; quite unlike. --Pope.
 Far and near, at a distance and close by; throughout a whole region.
 Far and wide, distantly and broadly; comprehensively. Far and wide his eye commands.” --Milton.
 From far, from a great distance; from a remote place.
 Note:Far often occurs in self-explaining compounds, such as far-extended, far-reaching, far-spread.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 far and near
      adv : over great areas or distances; everywhere; "he traveled far
            and wide"; "the news spread far and wide"; "people came
            from far and near"; "searched for the child far and
            near" [syn: far and wide]