Meaning of FAR in English

adv. & adj. (further, furthest or farther, farthest)


1. at or to or by a great distance (far away; far off; far out).

2 a long way (off) in space or time (are you travelling far?; we talked far into the night).

3 to a great extent or degree; by much (far better; far the best; far too early).


1. situated at or extending over a great distance in space or time; remote (a far cry; a far country).

2 more distant (the far end of the hall).

Phrases and idioms:

as far as

1. to the distance of (a place).

2 to the extent that (travel as far as you like). by far by a great amount. far and away by a very large amount. far and near everywhere. far and wide over a large area.


1. remote; long-past.

2 (of a look) dreamy.

3 (of a voice) sounding as if from a distance. far be it from me (foll. by to + infin.) I am reluctant to (esp. express criticism etc.). far cry a long way. the Far East China, Japan, and other countries of E. Asia. Far Eastern of or in the Far East. far-fetched (of an explanation etc.) strained, unconvincing. far-flung extending far; widely distributed. far from very different from being; tending to the opposite of (the problem is far from being solved). far gone 1 advanced in time.

2 colloq. in an advanced state of illness, drunkenness, etc. far-off remote.


1. distant.

2 avant-garde, unconventional, excellent.


1. widely applicable.

2 having important consequences or implications. far-seeing shrewd in judgement; prescient.

go far

1. achieve much.

2 contribute greatly.

3 be adequate. go too far go beyond the limits of what is reasonable, polite, etc. how far to what extent.

so far

1. to such an extent or distance; to this point.

2 until now. so (or in so) far as (or that) to the extent that. so far so good progress has been satisfactory up to now.


farness n.

Etymology: OE feorr

Oxford English vocab.      Оксфордский английский словарь.