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Far

Far appears in the following tongue twister:

  • But she as far surpasseth Sycorax,
    As great'st does least.
    (Caliban describing Miranda's beauty in "The Tempest", by William Shakespeare)

Far appears in many palindromes (phrases that read the same backward as forward):

  • Go far off for a fog.
  • Never a foot too far, even.
  • Too far, Edna, wander afoot.
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Usage statistics for the adjective far:

spoken English36.9%written English63.1% conversational speech26.54%task-oriented speech73.46% imaginative writing35.09%informational writing64.91%
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Far is sometimes a misspelling of fire or for.

The word far is considered to be an easy one, according to the Dale-Chall word list, which includes 3000 words that all fourth-grade American students should know and understand.

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Definition of the adjective far

What does far mean as an attribute of a noun?

Far is one of the top 50 most common adjectives in the English language.View more statistics!

adjective - degrees: farther / further (variant) | farthest / furthest (variant)

  1. located at a great distance in time or space or degree
  2. being of a considerable distance or length
    • example: a far trek
    • similar: long
  3. being the animal or vehicle on the right or being on the right side of an animal or vehicle
    • examples: the horse on the right is the far horse | the right side is the far side of the horse
    • similar: right
  4. beyond a norm in opinion or actions

Alternative definition of the adjective far

adjective

  1. Remote in space.
  2. Remote in time.
  3. See Long.
  4. More remote or longer of two.
  5. See Extreme.

Definition of the adverb far

What does far mean as an attribute of something other than a noun?

Far is the 2nd most common adverb in the English language.View more statistics!

adverb - inflections: farther, further

  1. to a considerable degree; very much
    • examples: 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
    • examples: he traveled far | strayed far from home | sat far away from each other
  3. at or to a certain point or degree
    • examples: 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
    • examples: if we could see far into the future | all that happened far in the past
  5. to an advanced stage or point
    • example: a young man who will go very far

Alternative definition of the adverb far

adverb

  1. Distant in space, time or degree.
  2. To or from a great distance, time, or degree.
  3. [context: with a comparative] Very much.

Definition of the noun far

What does far mean as a name of something?

noun

  1. a terrorist organization that seeks to overthrow the government dominated by Tutsi and to institute Hutu control again

Alternative definition of the noun far

noun

  1. spelt (type of wheat)

Group

Far were a band from Sacramento, USA.

Music

  1. "Far" is the fifth studio album by American alternative singer-songwriter Regina Spektor, released in Europe through Sire Records on June 22, 2009 and North America on June 23, 2009 The album's first single, "Laughing With", was uploaded to Spektor's MySpace page on May 8 and was released as a digital download on May 18 in the United States and parts of Europe, along with the b-side "Blue Lips". Two viral videos for "Dance Anthem of the 80s" and "Eet" were also released on Spektor's MySpace account. The official music video for "Laughing With" was released on iTunes on May 26, 2009. A special edition of the album was released with two bonus tracks and a DVD, which included four music videos.
  2. "Far" is a musical EP of Tina Dickow.
  3. "Far" is a composition.
  4. "Far" is a musical single of The Longpigs.
    • released in (19 years ago)
  5. "Far" is a musical album of A_liFe [DivideD].
    • released in (9 years ago)

Films

  1. "Far" a.k.a. "Loin" is a 2001 French-Spanish drama film directed by André Téchiné, starring Stephane Rideau, Lubna Azabal and Mohamed Hamaidi. The film, set in Tangier in a three-day period, tells the story of three young friends taking critical decisions about their uncertain future.
    • read more about Loin
  2. "Far" is a film, directed by Brian James Crewe.

Business

FAR was a French truck manufacturer, affiliated to Chenard-Walcker. It was founded in 1919 and ceased manufacture in 1970. Among the company's products was the 'Pony Mécanique', the mechanical horse, developed by the Napier motor company and improved in design by Oliver Danson North a three-wheeled articulated tractor unit fitted with automatic coupling gear to enable rapid change of trailers. These vehicles were built under licence from UK company Scammell, from 1937 to 1970.

Places

  1. Far a.k.a. Hector International Airport is a civil-military public airport three miles northwest of Fargo, in Cass County, North Dakota, United States. It is owned by the City of Fargo Municipal Airport Authority.
  2. Far a.k.a. Far` is a village in Al Madinah Province, in western Saudi Arabia.

There are other places with in their name, like Far'a, Far`an, Far'ah, Far'un, Far West, Far Hills, Far North, Far Cotton, Far Forest, Far Ghambowl, Far Horizons, Far Rockaway, Ras al-Far'a, Wadi al-Far'a, Far Headingley, el far d'empordà, Far North Region, Russian Far East, Far Eastern Fells and Far Hills Station.

Miscellanea

  1. FAR a.k.a. The Federal Acquisition Regulation is the principal set of rules in the Federal Acquisition Regulation System. The FAR System governs the "acquisition process" by which the government purchases goods and services. The process consists of three phases: need recognition and acquisition planning, contract formation, and contract administration. The FAR System regulates the activities of government personnel in carrying out that process. The FAR System is codified at Title 48, Chapter 1 of the United States Code of Federal Regulations.
  2. FAR is a website.
    • also known as FAR Airport Code, Airport Code FAR, Hector International Airport
  3. Far a.k.a. Fataleka Language: Fataleka is a Southeast Solomonic language of Malaita.
  4. Far a.k.a. fusA is a gene.

Phrases with Far

Phrases starting with the word Far:

  1. far cry
  2. Far Out
  3. far-off
  4. far-out
  5. Far East
  6. Far From
  7. Far Gone
  8. far left
  9. Far Post
  10. Far Be It
  11. Far point
  12. Far right
  13. Far Sight
  14. far-famed

Phrases ending with the word Far:

  1. by far
  2. go far
  3. so far
  4. Esox Far
  5. thus far

Other phrase containing the word Far:

  1. As Far As

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Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Far

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Google previewThe natural method of teaching the elements of grammar, for the nursery and infant schools (1851)

by Robert Pemberton (F.R.S.L.)

Far is an adjective. Lean is an adjective. New is an adjective. .Fainf is an adjective. Stale is an adjective. Calm is an adjective. Young is an adjective. Lame is an adjective. Old is an adjective. Easy is an adjective. Dear is ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 8: Environment by Martin Melosi

The 1,832-mile navigation channel maintained between Baton Rouge and Minneapolis and the 12,350-mile network of connecting waterways bore a tonnage far larger than that carried by steamboats. The barges moved through the Illinois ...

Google previewHistorical Dictionary of United States-Japan Relations (2007)

by Van John Sant, Peter Mauch, Yoneyuki Sugita

SING—JAPANESE WAR 9 231 influence into Manchuria and Russia's Far Eastern provinces. In short, the Japanese army emphasized that the Bolshevik revolution afforded an opportunity to eliminate the Russian threat to Japan's national ...

Google previewThe Blackfoot Dictionary of Stems, Roots, and Affixes (2015)

by Donald G. Frantz, Norma Jean Russell

ipísspii vii; high, far up; áaksipísspiiwa it ...

Google previewAn Universal Etymological English Dictionary; Comprehending the Derivations of the Generality of Words in the English Tongue, Either Ancient Or Modern, ... and Also a Brief and Clear Explication of All Difficult Words, ...together with a Large Collection and Explication of Words and Phrases Used in Our Ancient Statutes, Chartes, Writs, Old Records, and Processes in Law; ... Containing Many Thousand Words More Than Either Harris Philips, Kersey, Or Any English Dictionary Before Extant. To Wich is Added, a Collection of Our Most Common Proverbs, with Their Explication and Illustration. The Whole Work Compil'd and Methodically Digested, ... By N. Bailey, Philologos (1757)

FAR [peop, Sax . fern, ...

Google previewFreud's World: An Encyclopedia of His Life and Times (2012)

An Encyclopedia of His Life and Times by Luis A. Cordón

It is curious to note that, although the United States ultimately embraced FreudÊs ideas and brought them into the mainstream far more enthusiastically than the rest of the world, Freud visited America only once and came away with very mixed ...

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Usage statistics about far

The following statistics are based on the British National Corpus, so they are representative for the British English from the later part of the 20th century, both spoken and written.

Usage statistics for the adjective far:

spoken English36.9%written English63.1% conversational speech26.54%task-oriented speech73.46% imaginative writing35.09%informational writing64.91%

Usage statistics for the adverb far:

spoken English41.71%written English58.29% imaginative writing52.73%informational writing47.27%

Comparison of usage frequency between the adjective far and its most common antonym:

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Sign language

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Quotes about Far

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How far is it to Heaven?
As far as Death this way—
Of River or of Ridge beyond
Was no discovery.

How far is it to Hell?
As far as Death this way—
How far left hand the Sepulchre
Defies Topography. (Emily Dickinson)
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Scrabble value of F4A1R1

The value of this 3-letter word is 6 points. It is included in the first and second editions of the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

Anagrams of FAR

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