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


From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 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.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Far·ther a., compar. of Far. [superl. Farthest See Further.]
 1. More remote; more distant than something else.
 2. Tending to a greater distance; beyond a certain point; additional; further.
    Before our farther way the fates allow.   --Dryden.
    Let me add a farther Truth.   --Dryden.
    Some farther change awaits us.   --MIlton.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Far·thest a. Superl. of far.  Most distant or remote; as, the farthest degree.  See Furthest.

From: Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary (1913)

 Far·thest adv. At or to the greatest distance. See Furthest.

From: WordNet (r) 2.0

      adj 1: most distant or remote; "man's farthest goal"
      2: (comparatives of `far') most remote in space or time or
         order; "had traveled to the farthest frontier"; "don't go
         beyond the farthermost (or furthermost) tree"; "explored
         the furthest reaches of space"; "the utmost tip of the
         peninsula" [syn: farthermost, furthermost, furthest,
          utmost, uttermost]
      adv 1: to the greatest distance in space or time (`farthest' is
             used more often than `furthest' in this physical
             sense); "see who could jump the farthest"; "chose the
             farthest seat from the door"; "he swam the furthest"
             [syn: furthest]
      2: to the greatest degree or extent or most advanced stage
         (`furthest' is used more often than `farthest' in this
         abstract sense); "went the furthest of all the children in
         her education"; "furthest removed from reality"; "she goes
         farthest in helping us" [syn: furthest]