Far n. Zool. A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
Far, a. [Farther and Farthest are used as the compar. and superl. of far, although they are corruptions arising from confusion with further and furthest. See Further.]
1. Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent.
They said, . . . We be come from a far country. --Josh. ix. 6.
The nations far and near contend in choice. --Dryden.
2. Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty.
3. Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated.
They that are far from thee ahsll perish. --Ps. lxxiii. 27.
4. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character.
He was far from ill looking, though he thought himself still farther. --F. Anstey.
5. 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.
Note: ☞ The distinction between the adjectival and adverbial use of far is sometimes not easily discriminated.
By far, by much; by a great difference.
Far between, with a long distance (of space or time) between; at long intervals. “The examinations are few and far between.” --Farrar.
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.
adj 1: 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" [ant:
2: being of a considerable distance or length; "a far trek"
3: 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"
4: beyond a norm in opinion or actions; "the far right"
n : a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the
government dominated by Tutsi and to reinstitute Hutu
control; "in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed
eight foreign tourists" [syn: Army for the Liberation of
Rwanda, ALIR, Former Armed Forces, Interahamwe]
adv 1: to a considerable degree; very much; "a far far better thing
that I do"; "felt far worse than yesterday"; "eyes far
too close together"
2: at or to or from a great distance in space; "he traveled
far"; "strayed far from home"; "sat far away from each
3: 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?"
4: remote in time; "if we could see far into the future"; "all
that happened far in the past"
5: to an advanced stage or point; "a young man who will go very
[also: further, farther]