Far

Definition of Far

n.1.(Zool.) A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
a.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.
By far
by much; by a great difference.
Far between
with a long distance (of space or time) between; at long intervals.
- Farrar.
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.
Far other
different by a great degree; not the same; quite unlike.
- Eph. ii. 13.
Far and near
at a distance and close by; throughout a whole region.
- Pope.
Far and wide
distantly and broadly; comprehensively.
From far
from a great distance; from a remote place.
- Milton.

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