far

[ fahr ]
/ fɑr /

adverb

adjective, far·ther or fur·ther, far·thest or fur·thest.

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Idioms for far

Origin of far

First recorded before 900; Middle English far, fer, Old English feorr; cognate with Old High German ferr, Old Norse fjar, Gothic fairra; akin to German fern “far,” Latin porrō “forward, further,” Greek prós(s)ō, pórsō, pórrō “forward, onward”

usage note for far

See as1, farther.

OTHER WORDS FROM far

farness, nouno·ver·far, adverb, adjective

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH far

fair, far , fare.
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British Dictionary definitions for far

far
/ (fɑː) /

adverb farther, further, farthest or furthest

adjective (prenominal)

Derived forms of far

farness, noun

Word Origin for far

Old English feorr; related to Old Frisian fīr, Old High German ferro, Latin porro forwards, Greek pera further
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Idioms and Phrases with far

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