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far /fɑː $ fɑːr/ adverb (comparative farther /ˈfɑːðə $ ˈfɑːrðər/ or further /ˈfɜːðə $ ˈfɜːrðər/, superlative farthest /ˈfɑːðəst, ˈfɑːðɪst $ ˈfɑːr-/ or furthest /ˈfɜːðəst, ˈfɜːðɪst $ ˈfɜːr-/)

Irregular Forms: (adv.) farther (>)(adv.) further (>)


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far
[adverb]
Synonyms:
- a long way, afar, a good way, a great distance, deep, miles
- much, considerably, decidedly, extremely, greatly, incomparably, very much
[adjective]
Synonyms:
- remote, distant, faraway, far-flung, far-off, outlying, out-of-the-way
Antonyms: near
Related Idioms: a long day's journey
English Thesaurus: far, a long way, miles, in the distance, distant, ...

[TahlilGaran] English Synonym Dictionary

I. far1 S1 W1 /fɑː $ fɑːr/ adverb (comparative farther /ˈfɑːðə $ ˈfɑːrðər/ or further /ˈfɜːðə $ ˈfɜːrðər/, superlative farthest /ˈfɑːðəst, ˈfɑːðɪst $ ˈfɑːr-/ or furthest /ˈfɜːðəst, ˈfɜːðɪst $ ˈfɜːr-/)
[Language: Old English; Origin: feorr]

1. DISTANCE
a) a long distance:
Have you driven far?
Since I changed jobs, I have to travel further to get to work.
Let’s see who can jump the furthest!
far from
The children don’t go far from home.
far away
She wants to move as far away from here as possible.
They could hear the sound of water not far away.
far down
He lives further down the street.
further afield (=further away from where you are now)
If you want to go further afield, there are bicycles for hire.
further north/south etc
Many birds fly further south in the autumn.
The plains stretched for as far as the eye could see (=all the distance you could see).
The lake is about 4 miles away, but we probably won’t get that far (=won’t go as far as that place).
b) how far used when asking the distance between two places, or when talking about the distance between two places:
How far is it to the station?
The man didn’t say how far it was to the next town.
c) as far as something to a place or point, but not beyond it:
They managed to get as far as the Spanish border.

REGISTER
In everyday English, far is usually only used in negative sentences (it’s not far) and questions (how far…?)
In positive sentences, people usually use the expression a long way:
Her house was a long way from the nearest town.
It’s so far to go! ➔ It’s such a long way to go!

2. A LOT/VERY MUCH very much, or to a great degree
far better/easier etc
The new system is far better than the old one.
There are a far greater number of women working in television than twenty years ago.
far more/less
I enjoyed it far more than I expected.
far too much/long/busy etc
That’s far too much to pay.
It would take me far too long to explain.
far above/below/beyond
He bought it for a price that was far beyond (=much more than) its real value.
The teacher said that her writing skills were far below average.
We’ve kept the original features of the house as far as possible (=as much as possible).
How far do those old, outdated laws affect today’s legislation?
His style was far removed (=very different) from that of Picasso.
not far off/out/wrong (=close to being correct)
I guessed it would cost $100 and it was $110, so I was not far out.

3. PROGRESS used to talk about how much progress someone makes, or how much effect something has:
He started to explain, but he didn’t get far (=he did not succeed in saying very much) before Mary interrupted him.
get as far as doing something
They had got as far as painting the kitchen.
Many people felt that the new law did not go far enough (=did not have a big enough effect, so that more needed to be done).

4. TIME a long time in the past or the future, or a long time into a particular period
far into
We talked far into the night.
far ahead
They want to plan much further ahead than the next few years.
The first petrol-driven car was produced as far back as 1883.far-off

5. go too far (also take/carry something too far) to do something too extreme:
One day she will go too far.
Some people thought he had gone too far in his criticism of the police.

6. go so far/as far as to do something spoken to do or say something extreme:
The government went so far as to try to arrest opposition leaders.
I wouldn’t go so far as to say that we agreed on the subject.

7. so far (also thus far formal) until now:
So far we have not had to borrow any money.
They’re delighted with the replies they’ve received from the public thus far.

8. so far so good spoken used to say that things have been happening successfully until now:
We’ve reached the semi-finals. So far so good.

9. far from something used to say that something very different is true or happens:
Conditions are still far from ideal.
far from doing/being something
Far from helping the situation, you’ve just made it worse.

10. far from it spoken used to say that the opposite of what has just been said is true:
‘Are you bored?’ ‘Far from it. I could listen all night.’
Local people aren’t objecting – far from it.

11. far and wide over a large area:
His fame spread far and wide.
People came from far and wide (=came from many places) to see the concert.

12. by far/far and away used to say that something is much better, worse etc than anything else:
Watching sport was by far the most popular activity on Saturday afternoons.
Spring is far and away the best time to visit the islands.

13. somebody will/would/should etc go far used to say that you think someone will be successful in the future:
He was the best student in his year, and everyone was sure he would go far.

14. as/so far as I’m concerned spoken used when giving your opinion about something:
As far as I’m concerned she can come home whenever she likes.

15. as/so far as something is concerned spoken used when you want to talk about a particular thing:
As far as money’s concerned, there shouldn’t be a problem.

16. as/so far as I know/I can remember/I can tell/I can see etc spoken used to say that you think that something is true, although it is possible that you do not know all the facts or cannot remember completely:
There weren’t any buildings there at all, as far as I can remember.
As far as I can see, there’s nothing else to discuss.

17. far be it from me to do something spoken used when saying that you do not want to criticize someone or say what they should do, especially when this is what you are really about to do:
Far be it from me to teach you your job, but don’t you think you should have been more careful?

18. as far as it goes used to say that an idea, suggestion, plan etc is satisfactory, but only to a limited degree:
His theories are fine, as far as they go.

19. not go far
a) if money does not go far, you cannot buy very much with it:
My salary doesn’t go very far these days.
b) if a supply of something does not go far, it is not enough:
The coffee won’t go far if everyone wants a cup.

20. in so far as/insofar as/in as far as formal to the degree that:
The research suggests that the drug will be successful, in so far as one can draw conclusions from such a small sample size.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

II. far2 S1 W1 adjective (comparative farther or further, superlative farthest or furthest)

1. a long distance away Antonym : near:
We can walk to my house from here. It isn’t far.
You could see the mountains in the far distance.

2. the far side/end/corner etc the side, end etc that is furthest from you Antonym : near:
They crossed the bridge and walked along the far side of the stream.
There was a piano in the far corner of the room.

3. the far north/south etc the part of a country or area that is furthest in the direction of north, south etc:
It will become windy in the far north and west.

4. the far left/right people who have extreme left-wing or right-wing political opinions:
The candidate for the far right got ten percent of the vote.

5. be a far cry from something to be very different from something:
The company lost £3 million, which is a far cry from last year’s £60 million profit.

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Contemporary English

far
adjective
1.
BAD: Singapore is far from London.
GOOD: Singapore is a long way from London.
BAD: 'It's far to the nearest garage,' she said.
GOOD: 'It's a long way to the nearest garage,' she said.

Usage Note:
Far is mainly used in questions and negative sentences: 'How far is it to the station?' 'Oxford isn't far from London.' 'It's not far.'
In affirmative sentences, people usually say a long way : 'Their house is a long way from the town centre.'
Far is used in affirmative sentences only when it appears in phrases such as too far, quite far or far away : 'I suggest you take the bus - it's too far to walk.'

2.
BAD: When the bomb exploded, everyone tried to get as far as possible.
GOOD: When the bomb exploded, everyone tried to get as far away as possible.

Usage Note:
A place that is a long distance from another place is far away : 'Her children all live far away, but they still manage to visit her.'

3.
BAD: My village is about 10 minutes far away from Ayia Napa.
GOOD: My village is about 10 minutes (away) from Ayia Napa.

Usage Note:
Far cannot be used after a unit of distance. Compare: 'The house is rather far from the school.' (WITHOUT unit of distance) 'The house is about two kilometres (away) from the school.' (WITH unit of distance)

[TahlilGaran] Dictionary of Common Errors

far
fɑ:
See: as far as or so far as , so far also thus par , by far , few and far between , so par , so good

[TahlilGaran] English Idioms Dictionary

FAR
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[TahlilGaran] Acronyms and Abbreviations Dictionary


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