far
Pronunciation Adjective

far (comparative farther, superlative farthest)

  1. Distant; remote in space.
    He went to a far land.
    • 1611, The Holy Bible, […] (King James Version), imprinted at London: By Robert Barker, […], OCLC 964384981 ↗, Joshua 9:6 ↗:
      And they went to Ioshua vnto the campe at Gilgal, and said vnto him, and to the men of Israel, Wee be come from a farre countrey: Now therefore make ye a league with vs.
  2. Remote in time.
    the far future
  3. Long.
  4. More remote of two.
    See those two mountains? The ogre lives on the far one.''
    He moved to the far end of the state. She remained at this end.
  5. Extreme, as measured from some central or neutral position.
    They are on the far right on this issue.
  6. Extreme, as a difference in nature or quality.
  7. (computing, not comparable) Outside the currently selected segment in a segmented memory architecture.
    far heap; far memory; far pointer
Synonyms Antonyms Adverb

far (comparative farther, superlative farthest)

  1. To, from or over a great distance in space, time or other extent.
    You have all come far and you will go farther.
    He built a time machine and travelled far into the future.
    Over time, his views moved far away from mine.
  2. Very much; by a great amount.
    He was far richer than we'd thought.
    The expense far exceeds what I expected.
    I saw a tiny figure far below me.
Translations
  • French: loin
  • Russian: далеко́
Noun

far (uncountable)

  1. Spelt (a type of wheat, Triticum spelta), especially in the context of Roman use of it.
    • 1756, Aurelius Cornelius Celsus, Medicine: In Eight Books, page 108
      A cataplasm made from any meal is heating, whether it be of wheat, or of far, or barley, or bitter vetch, ...
    • 1872, John Cordy Jeaffreson, Brides and Bridals, volume 1, page 201:
      Our wedding-cake is the memorial of a practice, that bore a striking resemblance to, if it was not derived from, confarreatio, the form of marriage that had fallen into general disuse amongst the Romans in the time of Tiberius. Taking its name from the cake of far and mola salsa that was broken over the bride's head, confarreatio was attended with an incident that increases its resemblance to the way in which our ancestors used at their weddings objects symbolical of natural plentifulness.
Noun

far (plural fars)

  1. (UK, dialect) A litter of piglets; a farrow.

FAR
Noun

far (plural fars)

  1. floor area ratio



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