Meaning of FAR in English

I. ˈfär adverb

( far·ther -thər ; or fur·ther ˈfər- ; far·thest or fur·thest -thəst)

Etymology: Middle English fer, from Old English feorr; akin to Old High German ferro far, Old English faran to go — more at fare

Date: before 12th century

1. : at or to a considerable distance in space

wandered far from home


a. : to a great extent : much

far better methods

b. : by a broad interval : widely

the far distant future

3. : to or at a definite distance, point, or degree

as far as I know

4. : to an advanced point or extent

a bright student will go far

worked far into the night

5. : at a considerable distance in time

not far from the year 1870

- by far

- far be it from

- far from

- how far

- so far

- thus far

II. adjective

( farther or further ; farthest or furthest )

Date: before 12th century


a. : remote in space

b. : distinctly different in quality or relationship

c. : remote in time


a. : long

a far journey

b. : of notable extent : comprehensive

a man of far vision

3. : the more distant of two

the far end

4. : extreme

the far left

a far right political organization

Merriam-Webster's Collegiate English vocabulary.      Энциклопедический словарь английского языка Merriam Webster.