far-flung

[ fahr-fluhng ]
/ ˈfɑrˈflʌŋ /

adjective

extending over a great distance.
widely disbursed or distributed.

Nearby words

  1. far point,
  2. far west,
  3. far-and-near suture,
  4. far-famed,
  5. far-fetched,
  6. far-gone,
  7. far-infrared radiation,
  8. far-off,
  9. far-out,
  10. far-point

Origin of far-flung

First recorded in 1890–95

Can be confusedfar-fetched far-flung far-reaching

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British Dictionary definitions for far-flung

far-flung

adjective

widely distributed
far distant; remote
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Word Origin and History for far-flung

far-flung

adj.

1895, from far + past tense of fling.

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