adjective, far·ther or fur·ther, far·thest or fur·thest.
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Idioms for far
- by a great deal; very much: too expensive by far.
- plainly; obviously: This melon is by far the ripest of the lot.
- unconventional; offbeat: His sense of humor is far out.
- radical; extreme: political opinions that are far out.
- recondite or esoteric: an interest in art that was considered far out.
- to attain success: With so much talent he should go far.
- to have a great effect toward; help: The new evidence will go far toward proving the defendant's guilt.
- up to now: So far, I've had no reply to my request.
- up to a certain point or extent: We were able to plan only so far because of various factors beyond our control.
- up to the present; up to now: We have met no resistance to our plan thus far.
- to a particular degree, point, or extent: When you get thus far in the experiment, consult with the professor.
Origin of far
OTHER WORDS FROM farfarness, nouno·ver·far, adverb, adjective
Words nearby far
Example sentences from the Web for far
The GOP’s proposals thus far, she has argued for months, would do little to stem the hardship faced by Americans struggling amid the pandemic.Trump moves closer to Pelosi in economic aid talks, and House speaker must decide next move|Rachael Bade, Erica Werner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
People could and did leave home, though with far fewer options for where they might go.William Barr is the poster child for politicized law enforcement officials|Philip Bump|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
Joe Biden’s YouTube channel has far fewer videos — and viewers.Trump’s most popular YouTube ad is a stew of manipulated video|Glenn Kessler, Meg Kelly|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
As far as what we’re doing with the new virus, I think that we’re doing a great job.Timeline: The 124 times Trump has downplayed the coronavirus threat|Aaron Blake, JM Rieger|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
The ruling is considered an outlier, however, as most courts have so far upheld the power of governors or mayors to impose restrictions to contend with an urgent public health emergency.Courts may reconsider temporary coronavirus restrictions as pandemic drags on|Anne Gearan, Karin Brulliard|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
So far, all the players seemed to be willing to wait their turn.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
As far as I can tell, this magazine spent as much time making fun of French politicians as it did of Muslims or Islam.
But sources said that the evidence so far is pointing away from an ISIS connection.U.S. Spies See Al Qaeda Fingerprints on Paris Massacre|Shane Harris, Nancy A. Youssef|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I think the response of the French government so far has been pretty appropriate in that regard.
Mr. Huckabee far overshadows his kinder, gentler Gov. Huckabee.
As he turned into the avenue himself, Miss Merry, who was far ahead, happened to look back.Life And Adventures Of Martin Chuzzlewit|Charles Dickens
I too am a son of Jhebbal Sag, out of a fire-being from a far realm.Beyond the Black River|Robert E. Howard
At that age and in its then condition a strong ruler--native if possible, if not, foreign--was by far the best hope for Ireland.The Story Of Ireland|Emily Lawless
The young man was taken through the house and conducted along the street as far as the next ingress to the walls.Rich Relatives|Compton Mackenzie
Find a nice place not too far from the city—say on Long Island—and I can run out whenever necessary.The Nest Builder|Beatrice Forbes-Robertson Hale
British Dictionary definitions for far
adverb farther, further, farthest or furthest
- to the degree or extent that
- to the distance or place of
- informal with reference to; as for
- in an advanced state of deterioration
- informal extremely drunk
- to be successful; achieve muchyour son will go far
- to be sufficient or last longthe wine didn't go far
- up to the present moment
- up to a certain point, extent, degree, etc
- a long way
- something very different
Derived forms of farfarness, noun
Word Origin for far
Idioms and Phrases with far
In addition to the idioms beginning with far
- far afield
- far and away
- far and near
- far and wide
- far be it from one to
- far cry from, a
- far from
- far gone
- far out
- as far as
- as far as possible
- as far as that goes
- by far
- carry too far
- few and far between
- go far
- go so far as to
- go too far
- so far
- so far so good