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

 so far
 到目前為止,到現在為止,迄今

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 So adv.
 1. In that manner or degree; as, indicated (in any way), or as implied, or as supposed to be known.
    Why is his chariot so long in coming?   --Judges v. 28.
 2. In like manner or degree; in the same way; thus; for like reason; whith equal reason; -- used correlatively, following as, to denote comparison or resemblance; sometimes, also, following inasmuch as.
    As a war should be undertaken upon a just motive, so a prince ought to consider the condition he is in.   --Swift.
 3. In such manner; to such degree; -- used correlatively with as or that following; as, he was so fortunate as to escape.
    I viewed in may mind, so far as I was able, the beginning and progress of a rising world.   --T. Burnet.
    He is very much in Sir Roger's esteem, so that he lives in the family rather as a relation than dependent.   --Addison.
 4. Very; in a high degree; that is, in such a degree as can not well be expressed; as, he is so good; he planned so wisely.
 5. In the same manner; as has been stated or suggested; in this or that condition or state; under these circumstances; in this way; -- with reflex reference to something just asserted or implied; used also with the verb to be, as a predicate.
    Use him [your tutor] with great respect yourself, and cause all your family to do so too.   --Locke.
    It concerns every man, with the greatest seriousness, to inquire into those matters, whether they be so or not.   --Tillotson.
    He is Sir Robert's son, and so art thou.   --Shak.
 6. The case being such; therefore; on this account; for this reason; on these terms; -- used both as an adverb and a conjuction.
    God makes him in his own image an intellectual creature, and so capable of dominion.   --Locke.
 Here, then, exchange we mutually forgiveness;
 So may the guilt of all my broken vows,
 My perjuries to thee, be all forgotten.   --Rowe.
 7. It is well; let it be as it is, or let it come to pass; -- used to express assent.
 And when 't is writ, for my sake read it over,
 And if it please you, so; if not, why, so.   --Shak.
    There is Percy; if your father will do me any honor, so; if not, let him kill the next Percy himself.   --Shak.
 8. Well; the fact being as stated; -- used as an expletive; as, so the work is done, is it?
 9. Is it thus? do you mean what you say? -- with an upward tone; as, do you say he refuses? So? [Colloq.]
 10. About the number, time, or quantity specified; thereabouts; more or less; as, I will spend a week or so in the country; I have read only a page or so.
    A week or so will probably reconcile us.   --Gay.
 Note:See the Note under Ill, adv.
 So . . . as. So is now commonly used as a demonstrative correlative of as when it is the puprpose to emphasize the equality or comparison suggested, esp. in negative assertions, and questions implying a negative answer. By Shakespeare and others so . . . as was much used where as . . . as is now common. See the Note under As, 1.
    So do, as thou hast said.   --Gen. xviii. 5.
    As a flower of the field, so he flourisheth.   --Ps. ciii. 15.
    Had woman been so strong as men.   --Shak.
    No country suffered so much as England.   --Macaulay.
 -- So far, to that point or extent; in that particular. “The song was moral, and so far was right.” --Cowper.
 So far forth, as far; to such a degree. --Shak. --Bacon.
 So forth, further in the same or similar manner; more of the same or a similar kind. See And so forth, under And.
 So, so, well, well. So, so, it works; now, mistress, sit you fast.” --Dryden. Also, moderately or tolerably well; passably; as, he succeeded but so so.  “His leg is but so so.” --Shak.
 So that, to the end that; in order that; with the effect or result that.
 So then, thus then it is; therefore; the consequence is.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

 so far
      adv 1: used in negative statement to describe a situation that has
             existed up to this point or up to the present time;
             "So far he hasn't called"; "the sun isn't up yet"
             [syn: thus far, up to now, hitherto, heretofore,
              as yet, yet, til now, until now]
      2: used after a superlative; "this is the best so far"; "the
         largest drug bust yet" [syn: yet]