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Definition of "far" []

  • To, from, or at considerable distance: a cat that had strayed far from home. (adverb)
  • To or at a specific distance, degree, or position: Just how far are you taking this argument? (adverb)
  • To a considerable degree; much: felt far better yesterday; eyes that seemed far too close together. (adverb)
  • Not at all; anything but: seems far from content; a test of strength that was far from a failure. (adverb)
  • To an advanced point or stage: a brilliant student who will go far. (adverb)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "far" in a sentence
  • "Students after that age are far *far* better able to take responsibility and control of their own educations and lives."
  • "I can't remember who pointed out in a livejournal discussion, but that's all I recall that these days the average 20-year-old man has seen far, *far* more women in porn than he has seen naked women in real life."
  • "That you want it to be harsher and more defined and far *far* less squishy."