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Definition of FAR

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Far \Far\, n. [See {Farrow}.] (Zool.)
     A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
     [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Far \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}.] [OE. fer, feor, AS. feor; akin to OS. fer, D. ver, OHG. ferro, adv., G. fern, a., Icel. fjarri, Dan. fjirn, Sw. fjerran, adv., Goth. fa[imac]rra, adv., Gr. ????? beyond, Skr. paras, adv., far, and prob. to L. per through, and E. prefix for-, as in forgive, and also to fare. Cf. {Farther}, {Farthest}.]
     1. Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually separated by a wide space or extent. [1913 Webster]

              They said, . . . We be come from a far country.
                                                    --Josh. ix. 6. [1913 Webster]

              The nations far and near contend in choice.
                                                    --Dryden. [1913 Webster]

     2. Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far be it from me to justify cruelty. [1913 Webster]

     3. Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated. [1913 Webster]

              They that are far from thee ahsll perish. --Ps. lxxiii. 27. [1913 Webster]

     4. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in character. [1913 Webster]

              He was far from ill looking, though he thought himself still farther.                --F. Anstey. [1913 Webster]

     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. [1913 Webster]

     Note: The distinction between the adjectival and adverbial use of far is sometimes not easily discriminated. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

Far \Far\, adv.
     1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are separated far from each other. [1913 Webster]

     2. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as, he pushed his researches far into antiquity. [1913 Webster]

     3. In great part; as, the day is far spent.
        [1913 Webster]

     4. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply; greatly. [1913 Webster]

              Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far above rubies.                         --Prov. xxxi.
                                                    10. [1913 Webster]

     {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. [1913 Webster]

     Note: Far often occurs in self-explaining compounds, such as far-extended, far-reaching, far-spread. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 [gcide]

FAR
         False Acception Rate


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

FAR
         Fixed Alternative Routing (SNI)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

FAR
         Flow Admission Request [message] (LFAP)


V.E.R.A. -- Virtual Entity of Relevant Acronyms (June 2013) [vera]

31 Moby Thesaurus words for "far":
     abase, afar, afar off, apart, asunder, at a distance, away, by far, considerably, distal, distant, exotic, far and away, far and wide, far away, far off, far-flung, far-off, faraway, long-distance, long-range, out and away, out of sight, outlying, quite, rather, remote, removed, separated, significantly, somewhat


Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 [moby-thesaurus]


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