Definition of far adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//fɑː(r)//
    ; NAmE NAmE//fɑːr//
    (farther, farthest or further, furthest) [only before noun]
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  1. 1  at a greater distance away from you I saw her on the far side of the road. at the far end of the room They made for an empty table in the far corner.
  2. 2  at the furthest point in a particular direction the far north of Scotland Who is that on the far left of the photograph? She is on the far right of the party (= holds extreme right-wing political views).
  3. 3(old-fashioned or literary) a long distance away a far country Somewhere in the far regions of her mind a voice was screaming warnings.
  4. Word OriginOld English feorr, of Germanic origin; related to Dutch ver, from an Indo-European root shared by Sanskrit para and Greek pera ‘further’.Idioms
    a far cry from something
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    a very different experience from something synonym remote All this luxury was a far cry from the poverty of his childhood.
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