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far    : [f'ɑr]
Far \Far\, n. [See {Farrow}.] (Zool.)
A young pig, or a litter of pigs.
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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},
1. Distant in any direction; not near; remote; mutually
separated by a wide space or extent.
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They said, . . . We be come from a far country.
--Josh. ix. 6.
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The nations far and near contend in choice.
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2. Remote from purpose; contrary to design or wishes; as, far
be it from me to justify cruelty.
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3. Remote in affection or obedience; at a distance, morally
or spiritually; t enmity with; alienated.
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They that are far from thee ahsll perish. --Ps.
lxxiii. 27.
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4. Widely different in nature or quality; opposite in
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He was far from ill looking, though he thought
himself still farther. --F. Anstey.
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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.
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Note: The distinction between the adjectival and adverbial
use of far is sometimes not easily discriminated.
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{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.
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Far \Far\, adv.
1. To a great extent or distance of space; widely; as, we are
separated far from each other.
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2. To a great distance in time from any point; remotely; as,
he pushed his researches far into antiquity.
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3. In great part; as, the day is far spent.
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4. In a great proportion; by many degrees; very much; deeply;
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Who can find a virtuous woman ? for her price is far
above rubies. --Prov. xxxi.
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{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.
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Note: Far often occurs in self-explaining compounds, such as
far-extended, far-reaching, far-spread.
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adv 1: to a considerable degree; very much; "a far far better
thing that I do"; "felt far worse than yesterday"; "eyes
far too close together"
2: at or to or from a great distance in space; "he traveled
far"; "strayed far from home"; "sat far away from each other"
3: at or to a certain point or degree; "I can only go so far
before I have to give up"; "how far can we get with this kind
of argument?"
4: remote in time; "if we could see far into the future"; "all
that happened far in the past"
5: to an advanced stage or point; "a young man who will go very
adj 1: located at a great distance in time or space or degree;
"we come from a far country"; "far corners of the earth";
"the far future"; "a far journey"; "the far side of the
road"; "far from the truth"; "far in the future" [ant:
{close}, {near}, {nigh}]
2: being of a considerable distance or length; "a far trek"
3: being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the
right side of an animal or vehicle; "the horse on the right
is the far horse"; "the right side is the far side of the
4: beyond a norm in opinion or actions; "the far right"
n 1: a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the
government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control
again; "in 1999 ALIR guerrillas kidnapped and killed eight
foreign tourists" [synonym: {Army for the Liberation of
Rwanda}, {ALIR}, {Former Armed Forces}, {FAR},

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